Lucy + Jorge Orta, Antarctic Village - No Borders, 2007, installation éphémère du Village Antarctique, villages Nord, Sud, Sud-Est et Ouest à travers la péninsule Antarctique de mars à avril 2007, techniques et dimensions variables. Photo : Thierry Bal - Dirección Nacional del Antártico
20 - 30 Oct 2015
12 Place du Panthéon
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Artists and researchers take hold of the Panthéon center and intend to question big contemporary environmental issues and consider art as a vector for social ties, through photographs and participatory installations.
THINKING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH ART
More and more artists respond and intend to work sustainably against the intensification of climate change. Invested by a deep commitment to the preservation of Nature, they try to summon the invisible forces that surround us to change our perception. "Le méridien climatique" or "Climate Meridian" is a half-imaginary circle drawn on the Globe and that connects the geographic poles. The meridian, always moving, symbolizes global warming as well as the intangible limit of our ability to reverse changes at work due to human activity.
Questioning human activity directly, which brings devastating consequences for the planet, today’s artistic practices intend to embody a certain idea of change through an artistic practice of social ties. It is now question to invite the individual to accompany social and solidarity mutations amidst practices resolutely turned towards our immediate environment. The work of art, in contact with climate issues, invests the individual, in a movement of acceleration of solution finding.
Continually crossing the meridians by his critical practice of creative space, the artist invites us to realize our faculties as much as to wake the world community up on social issues related to climate changes underway.
Together, artists and scholars take hold of La Sorbonne center and intend to question big contemporary environmental issues, participate in the emergence of new collective attitudes towards nature within our cities and consider art as a vector for social ties at a time when an activity claimed as disruptive seems to take shape around the globe.
ARTISTS PARTICIPATING :
ART ORIENTÉ OBJET
LUCY + JORGE ORTA
■ Art of Change 21
■ Artists 4 Paris Climate 2015
■ la chaire Globalisation et Mondes émergents FIESP-Sorbonne
■ la Commission européenne via le projet Simpol
■ le conseil régional d’Île-de-France/DIM systèmes complexes
■ le Labex Ouvrir la science économique
■ le programme Alliance
■ l’Impact académique des Nations unies
And sponsorship from 3M France for Barbara Portailler's installation.