Environmentalism

‘Iron fist in a velvet glove’: Detroit public sculpture tracks air quality and cleans the polluted environment

A new regenerative installation by Jordan Weber raises awareness of environmental racism

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The artist ‘bending’ the Los Angeles River

Lauren Bon is hoping her new project can save some of Southern California’s most precious resource: water

Five museum shows to see in Chicago this spring

From a retrospective of Chicago Imagist Christina Ramberg to a group show of Native American photography and video

Théodore Rousseau, the early eco-warrior, gets Paris show

The leader of the Barbizon School was a cultural and social rebel, and a precursor of environmentalism

Mona Lisa undamaged after protesters at the Louvre throw soup at Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece

Members of Riposte Alimentaire demand the right to "healthy and sustainable food" after splattering pumpkin soup over the protective glazing in front of the world's most-viewed painting

Uproar over US art centre’s plan to demolish Land art environment by Mary Miss

The Des Moines Art Center in Iowa intends to demolish Miss’s environmental intervention, against the artist’s wishes

Cauleen Smith exhibition mines the damage done by mineral extraction

Artist says she wants visitors to imagine a world where caves ares seen as places of shelter, rather than places of mineral extraction

New rental scheme promises to reduce carbon footprint of art shipping by 90%

As record temperatures continue to be recorded, a new company has pledged to end the "make-use-destroy" system that museums and galleries use to ship art worldwide

International organisations form charter for a sustainable visual art sector

The new Art Charter for Climate Action unites over 1,000 global members committed to system-wide change

An environmental art festival in Los Angeles seeks to counteract climate despair and inspire action

The organisers of Earth Edition, a new festival at CalArts, are seeking to showcase “what is being done that’s positive, that’s solutions-oriented”

Reopening the flood gates: series of films and exhibitions in UK mark 70 years since deadly storm surge in North Sea

The threat posed by rising sea levels to coastlines is explored across commissions and shows in east London, Southend and Cornwall

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Ambitious Colorado exhibition puts the 'culture' in 'agriculture'

An exhibition co-organised by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Longmont Museum pairs contemporary artists with farms

South Asia’s highest exhibition of land art debuts at 12,000 ft in the Himalayas

The site-specific show addresses the ecological crisis facing the Indian region of Ladakh—and, subtly, the politics behind it

Artists set sail for Marshall Islands on climate crisis expedition

Lisa Reihana is among the artists embarking on the odyssey, which will be followed by a film, book and exhibition

Tomás Saraceno invites wildlife into London's Serpentine Galleries for sustainable solar-powered show

A gallery wall has been removed to invite creatures from the park outside to roam the space

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Oil giant Chevron removed public art installation without warning, artists allege

The energy giant did not inform the associated artists of their plans to remove a piece of art that advocate for environmental justice, according to organisers

More than 500 museums launch art project to confront mass biodiversity loss across UK

"The Wild Escape" responds to new research from London's Natural History Museum, which finds the UK is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world

Why is Van Gogh under attack?

Vincent’s best-loved paintings are singled out by climate protestors

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Not quite land, not quite sea, but all fearsome beauty: how Florida's Everglades has inspired artists

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Everglades National Park is something of a guest of honour at this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach. But the region’s conservation was hard-fought—and is still far from guaranteed

'Museums are allies': at Cop27, Icom speaks out about climate change protestors attacking art

Choosing museums as a backdrop to protests is "a testament of their symbolic power and relevance in the discussions around the climate emergency,” International Council of Museums says

'In 100 years, all these antiquities will be gone': as Cop27 opens in Egypt, climate crisis is still taboo subject at art and heritage institutions

As the latest UN Climate Change Conference opens in Egypt, art institutions have yet to take the climate lessons to heart

In response to energy crisis, Berlin museum turns off its Dan Flavin neon for first time in 26 years

The work normally lights up the facade of contemporary art gallery Hamburger Bahnhof

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Crisis in the Amazon: Richard Mosse on his monumental video tracking the destruction of the rainforest

The Irish artist’s latest work, on show in London and Melbourne, is the culmination of a three-year project

Why I believe utopian climate art can turn environmental apathy into action

Artist John Munro on his pursuit of the Romantic picturesque in depictions of the climate catastrophe

Art collectors listen up—here's how you can actually reduce your carbon footprint (while continuing to buy work)

As the art market’s prime players, collectors' choices are of utmost importance in improving our industry

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In with the cuffs, out with the glue: Italian climate change protestors chain themselves to chapel banister

The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is home to masterpieces by the Italian Medieval painter Giotto