Conversation with the artist Sissel Tolaas

Art of Change 21 - You have been working on the topic of smell for nearly thirty years, across disciplines and continents, what inspires you? Sissel Tolaas - What makes us human is that we have emotions. We are neither using our senses nor our emotions enough to understand the complexities of the world we [...]

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What are the main environmental impacts of a contemporary work of art?

In partnership with Solinenn This general question is the common thread of this new section, which seeks to understand and reduce these impacts. To start with, they are distributed throughout the ‘life cycle’ of an artwork – from design to production, then when it is being exhibited, conserved, and if there is one, at its end-of-life. [...]

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Places of the unexplored by Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Danish artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen is interested in how technology and ecology can work together. Accustomed to reviving extinct landscapes and ecosystems using technology tools and virtual reality (3D animations, sound and immersive installations), the artist is currently working on his latest project 'Places of the unexplored'. This involves documenting life forms in salt marshes shaped by crystallisation, [...]

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A fair and united way of being in the world

At a time when a massive wave of uprisings is denouncing police violence, racism and social injustice, following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery in the US, or Adama Traoré in France, major environmental players are joining forces to give this movement an new dimension: its link with global warming. 350, [...]

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The Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), by Robert Zhao Renhui

At first sight it appears to be a serious institute bringing zoologists together. But a closer look reveals a few peculiarities. First, its founder, Robert Zhao Renhui, is an artist. Then, the focus of his studies is strange: “Everything that tends to be ignored in zoological research”. Founded in 2008, this institute uses experimentation, creativity and [...]

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Covid-19 : Digital takeover

The sharp slowdown in artistic activity is currently being offset by a digital effervescence that is disrupting usual hierarchies, promoting a new kind of solidarity, and offering unique and intimate access to artists. In the jungle of live videos on Instagram, mobile apps, virtual tours, augmented realities, webinars, Instagram takeovers and new #  emerging on [...]

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New Section: Eco-design

Impact Art News is delighted to launch a new section called ‘Eco-design’. The Covid crisis is giving rise to many questions on the environmental impacts of art. In response, Art of Change 21 has decided to share its knowledge and experience on art and sustainability, and explore technical questions with the help of Solinnen, a partner with [...]

Eco-design|

Extinct in the Wild, by Michael Wang

New York-based artist and architect Michael Wang is not only one of the most interesting artists of our times, but he is also an outstanding expert on the IUCN Red List! His ongoing project, Extinct in the Wild, brings together flora and fauna that are no longer found naturally, but are cultivated and continue to flourish exclusively in [...]

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Conversation with the artist Otobong Nkanga

Art of Change 21 - How are you feeling and coping with the coronavirus crisis? Otobong Nkanga - I am in a fog and it still feels too early for me to comment, to put together clear and precise words about it. I experience the situation as if in mourning and I also feel fear. [...]

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Cooperation and solidarity between artists

The spirit of cooperation of the finalists of the last Turner Prize had left its mark. Sharing, earning less, but winning together, is an attitude which was also put forward by the young artist Jérémy Gobé during the roundtable "Does art warm the climate?” organized by Art of Change 21: “We are placed in a [...]

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