J Henry Fair: Artist, storyteller and flying troublemaker

Introducing Mr. Fair J Henry Fair says that he would probably have been better off if he had invested the same amount of time in self-marketing rather than in the extensive research on environmental issues, coal mining, fracking or glyphosate in beer. Still, he perceives himself to be lucky. Henry enjoys an international reputation, has had major exhibits in various museums...

Dunja Karabaic: Sustainable spill over and the Joy Of Missing Out

Introducing Mrs. Karabaic As a young student, Dunja Karabaic felt that tight definitions and strict separations were not appropriate. Towards the end of her studies at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg the traditional arts market she was to enter appeared to Dunja as flat, hollow and exclusive: you either are in it, stick to its laws and rules, cooperate with an art...

Edgar Honetschläger: Some crazy artist engaging in environmental conservation…

Introducing Mr. Honetschläger Edgar Honetschläger is a visual artist and filmmaker, one that is deeply passionate about his work; work that is in direct correlation with his life, his enquiries and outside events. From art he expects to constantly learn something, either in a knowledgeable or emotional way; an aspiration that he has for his own art, too. His...

Green New Deal for the Arts

Green New Deal for the Arts

Sustainability in Art: a mere Subject? The fact that artists have made sustainability a subject of their work has become rather common. Numerous not only talk about it but criticise wasteful behaviour or offer alternatives. They put the topic at the heart of their creation. They raise awareness of the urgency of this matter. But are they also sustainable...

Culture: the New Deal for Society?!

Our society, our Culture Arts institutions in Dresden, Germany have implemented an ecological strategy that includes the sustainability of their social and economic structures and processes. During the last week of May 2020, the department of culture and preservation order of Dresden ran a digital symposium as a kick-off event for the development of a joint strategy for the...

Icebergs in Greenland are melting

On the Rise of Environmental Art

Art triggers emotions Art gives a human voice to societal or environmental ‘complications’ (yes, avoiding the ‘p’ word here on purpose). Art can bring attention to certain aspects of specific magnitude like injustice, exploitation… or wonder. Art triggers an emotional response. We all know that the response differs significantly and is unpredictable. Art can bring forth cognitive activation, too. You linger on the...

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