Environment

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The Buck stopped here

‘Wouldn’t it be sad if nothing really changes?’: Tate Modern director Frances Morris on the art world's pledge to be more green

Analysis
Art market

The Green debate: How can the international art market recover sustainably?

As calls grow to tackle the coronavirus crisis and climate emergency together, a group of dealers teams together to form the Gallery Climate Coalition

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Earth Day

Olafur Eliasson wants us to see the world differently through his new Instagram animations

The Danish-Icelandic artist is releasing the participatory social media project in celebration of Earth Day

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Funding

Fossil-fuel giant Shell ends its support of London's Southbank Centre

Decision comes amidst pressure from activist groups for UK museums to end their oil sponsorship deals

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Climate Change

Heritage on the edge: new Google project reveals climate change damage to Unesco sites

Digital visualisations gathered for online exhibit will be a “blueprint” for heritage managers planning climate adaptation in the future

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Serpentine Galleries

How London's Serpentine Galleries is going green for its 50th birthday

Exhibitions in 2020 include Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, US painter Jennifer Packer, Chinese artist Cao Fei and Strasbourg-born Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

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Leaders

Hans Ulrich Obrist: 'Ecology will be at the heart of everything we do'

The Serpentine Galleries' artistic director will reduce his flying 'very significantly' as the London institution goes green to mark its 50th anniversary

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Climate Change

London museum makes detailed plans to fight climate crisis—its leader says other museums should follow suit

Nick Merriman, chief executive of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, says museums have a responsibility to lower emissions and galvanise public action

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Art Basel in Miami Beach 2019

UBS survey finds millennials are becoming more environmentally conscious in their art buying habits

Not collecting sustainably? OK, boomer

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Environment

Ai Weiwei confronts Amazon destruction in new film work

Dissident artist is exploring the disappearance of the Brazilian rainforest alongside China’s growing influence in South America

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Climate Change

Street artist paints ginormous portrait of eco warrior Greta Thunberg in San Francisco

Cobre defends use of spray paint in creating eight-storey mural, saying his materials are environmentally friendly

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Art market

Art storage demands flare as California fires rage

Calls for emergency art storage are putting pressure on art shipment and insurance firms

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Climate Change

Cultural heritage experts rally in Edinburgh to find solutions to climate crisis

Supporters of new international Climate Heritage Network argue that the sector has a “moral duty” to act

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson will create 'pan-European' work of art for Germany's EU presidency next year

The project, which is to be designed with participation from children and young people, will be supported by the Goethe Institute

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Exhibitions

Plastic bottle peril: Gavin Turk's environmental crusade marches on in new show inspired by Extinction Rebellion

Watercolours of water bottles as well as hundreds of discarded bottles from London's streets will be shown at Amsterdam gallery

Comment
Climate Change

A sustainable art world: greenwash or genuine commitment?

Frieze has long prided itself on its eco-credentials, but these small gestures are negligible in the face of the planet's immediate climate crisis

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Climate Change

Art world impact just 'a drop in the ocean': Istanbul biennial curator takes on climate crisis

Nicolas Bourriaud examines the Anthropocene in 16th edition of the exhibition and says the “real issue is mass tourism"

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Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley criticises huge carbon footprint of the art world—but admits he is part of the problem

British sculptor says there is no doubt that art fairs are "a profligate use of resources”

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Environment

Jeppe Hein's ‘breathwork’ is headed to the United Nations headquarters

The project will be launched on the heels of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York

Review
Book Shorts

Old animals remind us of old people in this book of photographs

Isa Leshko’s images plead for the better treatment of animals

Comment
Venice

Don’t believe what you read in the papers: Venice won't lose its cruise ships any time soon

A lack of a long-term plan combined with the economic benefits brought by the luxury liners means a cruise ship ban will take long to implement

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V&A

Extinction Rebellion designs go on show at Victoria and Albert Museum

Flags, pamphlets and logos by the climate activists were acquired for museum's Rapid Response Collecting gallery, which also includes Pussyhats and emojis

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Ackroyd & Harvey unveil 52 Beuysian oaks in centre of London as Tate declares climate emergency

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Exhibitions

Olafur Eliasson: the art world is 'trying to find its feet' on climate change

Artist's Tate Modern retrospective features works drawn largely from European collections in an effort to reduce carbon footprint

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Exhibitions

Shock tactics abound at 'carbon neutral' show in Moscow, with a live wolf, jellyfish and bees

Garage Museum's exhibition on the environmental crisis takes up the gallery’s entire space and could be the biggest yet on the topic

Comment
Environment

Are we worried enough about the planet to give up jetsetting to art fairs?

A truly environmentally friendly art world requires that we give us the 'freedom, privilege and progress to which we are so accustomed'

Feature
Climate Change

How the art world is going green

Those within the art world who advocate for environmentally friendly practices are finding a sector willing to do its part.

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright as an early environmentalist

Organic homes for all

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Museums

Residents fight developer who bought MoMA’s air rights to build skyscraper

The fate of the proposed building is up in the air

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Environment

Shining a light on environmental directives

European Union “green” guidelines create new conundrums for museums and artists

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Richard Prince

Still no plan for Richard Prince’s house

The artist’s fire-damaged Second House environment faces an uncertain future

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Environment

Government looks to China as Europe suspends funding for Ilisu dam

Authorities fail on environmental and social impact conditions

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Tate Modern

The US environmental artist Alan Sonfist will recreate an ancient landscape near the ThamesPrimeval forest for Tate in London

Primeval forest for Tate in London

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Museums

Most institutions feel that the strict conditions needed for housing art are incompatible with environmental demands. But compliance with eco-friendly requirements can pay off in the long run

Why it pays to go green

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Art fairs

Mark Dion: artist eco-warrior

The environmentally-minded artist has a number of projects in Miami this month

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Flooding

What should be done for New Orleans and Venice?

A tale of two cities and rising sea levels

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Conservation & Preservation

The Archaeological Survey of India pledges to restore Ta Prohm temples

There are concerns about how the restoration will affect the natural environment

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English Heritage

Serious threats to England’s historic environment, says official report

English Heritage’s first “State of the Nation” report appeals for tax changes to help save country houses

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Andy Goldsworthy

A walk through Andy Goldsworthy’s environmental sculptures currently on view in his first US retrospective

The main gallery spaces with three bold installations in clay, stone and wood

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Environment

Environmental protection in Russia, aqua alta on the Neva

Unlike Venice, St Petersburg is building a flood barrier, but needs more money

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Venice

Venice condemned by politics

Lagoon barriers rejected by the Green minister of the environment

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Flooding

Italian environment minister expected to reject Venice flood barriers

The report of the national commission on the project is due 21 October

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Flooding

International marine and climatological experts believe that Venice is dangerously unprotected

Decisive days for Venice

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Unesco

Petra is suffering from mass tourism

UNESCO conducted and produced a report on tourist threat to raise the alarm

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Conservation & Preservation

For the exhibition of Renaissance architectural models at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice the whole building has been made a controlled environment

A marriage of science and spectacle

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Conservation & Preservation

Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel frescoes to be restored

The solution will involve low-tech improvements to the surroundings

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Venice

Are the Italians fit to look after Venice?

A French magazine suggests that the Adriatic city should be put in the charge of the EC, echoing a proposal by the European Commissioner for the Environment