01.01.2012 | About the artist Andrea Polli
Among artists working with science, those who deal with the climate have gained particular relevance recently. In Andrea Polli’s works, her art, in which nature meets digital culture and technology, is capable of putting man back in the centre of the environment, stimulating direct involvement, both intellectual and physical. By Gaia Bindi.
25.07.2011 | Art and genetics
Plants with human DNA, bacteria creating poems and many “living works”. Playing to be God, the first exhibition in Italy dedicated to American artist Eduardo reflects on the genetic possibility to become other. By Claudio Cravero (IT).
Foto: © Valentina Bonomonte, PAV Living Art Park
17.07.2011 | Trigger Point Theory
The advent of the anthropocene age has mobilized many artists to address environmental issues, as, climate change, water and habitat loss. Artists who work with science and scientists have been acutely moved by the scale of disaster many feel we are facing. This article explores how ecological artist, Aviva Rahmani pro-actively addresses these issues with a theory about environmental restoration grounded equally in art and science. By Aviva Rahmani, New York (USA).
08.02.2011 | Artistic Project
In February 14th 2011, a group of students from the Geneva University of Art and Design, CCC master department (Critical Cross Cultural Cybermedia), independent artists from different countries and people from different fields, are collaborating under the multidisciplinary artistic project Violentine’s Day. This project will question the Valentine Day celebration and will debate its consequences. By Melano Sokhadze, Geneva (CH)
01.11.2010 | RUHR.2010: An art-project
In August 2010 a group of institutions (e.g. Wuppertal Institute, ecosign, Folkwang University of the Arts) organised the 2nd Sustainable Summer School in Jüchen (Germany). The participants were 20 design students from different countries. At the so called "Evening Talks" they met personalities, who apply in a creative way the guiding idea of sustainability in their work. The first Talk was with two artists, who realised an innovative project in the disadvantaged periphery of Hagen, a city of the Ruhr Basin. By Davide Brocchi, Cologne (D)
Foto: © www.sehnsuchtnachebene2.de
22.09.2010 | Neue Bucherscheinung
Die Kulturwissenschaftlerin Hildegard Kurt untersucht seit Jahren die mögliche Verbindung zwischen Kunst, Kultur und Nachhaltigkeit. Nun hat sie eine neue Studie veröffentlicht: "Wachsen! Über das Geistige in der Nachhaltigkeit".
Von Horst Berger, Hamburg.
19.07.2010 | RUHR.2010
Das Erdöl geht zu Ende, die Autos bleiben stehen und es ist schön. Ein solches Szenario wurde am Sonntag, den 18. Juli, im Ruhrgebiet simuliert. Schade nur, dass die Veranstalter die Nachhaltigkeit des Projektes auf seine "unvergessliche Einmaligkeit" reduzierten.
Von Marc Oliver Hänig, Essen.
Foto: © Post-Oil-Straßentheater
15.07.2010 | Social activism
The Pakistani artist Jimmy Engineer depicts his country's social and political history in his paintings, and he experiences the social realities of Pakistan, by walking... Walking and talking with the people encountered, on the middle of the road. By David Knaute, Karachi (Pakistan)
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15.07.2010 | Arts and Sciences for Sustainability
How is walking an ecological practice? Walking can make us perceptive and open us up to an ecopraxis, attentive to the complex patterns of life. By David Haley, Manchester (UK)
14.07.2010 | Disappearing Pavements: A Provocation
Which spaces is left for politica-artistic performances and for traditional cultural expressions, on the shrinking pavements of creative cities? Pondering on pavements, the author questions the links between culture and development...
By P. Radhika, Bangalore (India)
Foto: © Pusphpa Achanta