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The environmental toll of the art world: how are fairs contending with Miami's fragile environment?

As the climate crisis worsens, some art fairs are starting to take responsibility for the impact of their operations

Roaming climate change museum pops up in New York—and sets sights on a permanent space

Climate Museum’s pop-up exhibition in Manhattan hopes to spur visitors to action, and raise money for a long-term venue

Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial traces global issues, from climate change to discrimination

The 2022 edition of the largest photography biennial in the US includes over 100 projects that explore the theme of “world record”

New Brooklyn art space launches with exhibition celebrating birthdays of people of colour killed by police violence

Worthlessstudios is expanding upon the digital project 1-800 Happy Birthday, debuted in a physical form at Nada New York in May

Exhibitionsinterview

Cara Despain explores the shrouded history of US nuclear weapons development

The exhibition offers a lens through which to view the current threat of nuclear war

Phone booth installation at Nada New York fair plays birthday wishes for people of colour killed by police

The popup installation gives physical form to the digital project ‘1-800 Happy Birthday’ and comes ahead of an exhibition opening this autumn

Art world organisations, galleries and artists helped fund conservation of a Peruvian cloud forest

Over 40 donors supported the climate action led by Galleries Commit and Art to Acres, which will see nearly 200,000 acres preserved

Artist-led campaign urges climate action across California

The initiative A Cool Million, launched by three artist-led collectives, features climate-themed public artworks and aims to preserve one million acres

Covid-19preview

Five New York shows explore the pandemic’s effects two years after the city's first Covid-19 lockdowns

From Renate Aller’s touching photos of sidewalk gatherings to Uuriintuya Dagvasambuu’s vaccine-inspired Mongol Zurag paintings, artists are reflecting on the darkest days of the initial outbreak

New resource-sharing website seeks to cut art industry waste and give new life to reusable materials

Debuted in a beta phase over a year ago, Barder.art officially launched during Frieze Los Angeles

Experience the world as a spider in Tomás Saraceno’s new exhibition at The Shed

The Argentine artist’s first major US survey features an immersive, multi-sensory, 95-foot diameter installation that gives viewers the experience of being in a spider web

Neon art installation begins tour of US states where abortion rights are threatened

The month-long tour of Alicia Eggert’s neon text work ‘OURs’ was organised by Planned Parenthood to pressure lawmakers and raise awareness of efforts to restrict abortion rights

Exhibitions’ carbon footprints come under growing scrutiny

New reports from Artists Commit, which analyse the life cycle of a show, join an increasingly broad push for transparency and data sharing to promote a more climate-conscious sector

The Obama portraits arrive at the Brooklyn Museum

The portraits of former President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley and former First Lady Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald continue their national tour in New York

Moca Los Angeles follows success in halting solar farm near Michael Heizer Earthpiece with announcement of Frankenthaler grant to support solar energy project

The museum plans to use the grant funds to convert Moca Geffen to renewable power sources, the first step in making Moca Los Angeles completely net zero energy

American Gothic landmark Lyndhurst Mansion opens unrestored pool building as exhibition space

The artist and preservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos has created a site-specific installation that provides a glimpse into the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley

Your carriage awaits: Beekman Family Coach undergoes live conservation at the New-York Historical Society

Research on the historic piece of decorative art has revealed some surprising evidence that many of its original materials are intact

New international climate action coalition aims to make the art industry sustainable

Partners for Arts Climate Targets (PACT) is made up of several arts and culture organisations already focused on environmental change

Black artists and performers take over Fort Greene Park for Juneteenth Jubilee

The Blacksmiths and the Wide Awakes are hosting the programme of live music, performances and art installations in Brooklyn this weekend

Free zine fair brings countercultural publications and composting workshops to New York’s East Village this summer

The fair will include multiple free activities and community garden programs and a wealth of independent local publishers

Julie Mehretu donates major painting to Art for Justice Fund

The auction is estimated to raise $3m to $4m to support efforts to end mass incarceration

Designnews

Artists’ signal-jamming chandelier sculpture challenges our reliance on technology—and FCC laws

The goal of the design is to encourage interpersonal connections and promote mental health

Launch of Artists Commit intensifies the push to act on climate change

Organisation aims to put pressure on galleries to adopt sustainable practices

Eco-themed art shows to fill New York’s empty storefronts

The programme Rebound-NYC opens a major group exhibition in Union Square on Earth Day