Radical Action Reaction (RAR)

Ackroyd + Harvey

03 - 07 Dec 2015, All Day

Jardin des Plantes, Paris


Ackroyd & Harvey, RAR, visualization planting ceremony at MNHN 2015


03 - 07 Dec 2015
All Day


Jardin des Plantes
57 rue Cuvier
Paris,  75005
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On the 3rd December a monumental installation is unveiled in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris; a majestic tree in front of a huge live grass draping to inaugurate the COP21 and celebrate the role of trees in enabling cities to adapt to (and mitigate) climate change.

The symbolic tree join the Arboretum National Museum of Natural History and catalyze a series of reactions of citizens plantations and cultural structures in a network engaged in awareness of climate issues.

Radical Action Reaction (RAR) is an art project created by internationally recognized artists Ackroyd & Harvey ArtCOP21, a continuation of their work 'Beuys' Acorns' based on the reactivation of the 7000 oaks planted in Kassel in 1982 by the artist Joseph Beuys.

Throughout Autumn 2015, the work Beuys' Acorns - composed of a hundred oaks from acorns of oak Beuys - were planted in sites in Bordeaux, Lyon, Mulhouse, Nantes, Nice, Tourcoing. Each exhibition accompanied by lectures and debates on adaptation to climate change in cities.

Co-production COAL, Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle, Imagine2020 et Nature addict Fund


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