A international exhibition of contemporary artist on the theme of biodiversity, organized by Art of Change 21,
will be taking place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and at La Traverse, in Marseille.
Curator: Alice Audouin
Main partners: Schneider Electric Foundation, LVMH
Institutional partners: French Biodiversity Office, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
With the sponsorship of Maison Ruinart
The biocenosis (a scientific term inaugurated by the German biologist Möbius in 1877), or community, corresponds to all living beings (animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, etc) established in the living space and linked by reciprocal dependence. At a time when biodiversity is collapsing in the face of the destruction of natural spaces and global warming, Art of Change 21 is activating an artistic biocenosis at the heart of the Marseilles biotope, around the challenges of the 21st century. Together, these artists form a community to provoke emotions, exchanges, ideas and engagement.
Biocenosis21 brings together 14 French and international artists who are the most inspired and committed to biodiversity within the IUCN Congress and at La Traverse (Marie-Sarah Adenis, Art Orienté Objet, Thijs Biersteker, Julian Charrière, Marcus Coates, Abdessamad El Montassir, John Gerrard, Jérémy Gobé, Caroline Halley des Fontaines, Camille Henrot, Janet Laurence, Lin-May Saeed, Tomás Saraceno, Michael Wang), and gives carte blanche to Photoclimat.
Biocenosis21 integrates eco-design into its approach. The artists were selected from the same geographical area, with other concerns including: grouping of transport, more ecological printing solutions and artists and teams who travel by train. These were some of the prerequisites applied in the organization of the exhibition, with the enlightened advice of the Karbone Agency, founded by Fanny Legros – also a member of Art of Change 21. An environmental assessment of the exhibition will be published including, among other things, its carbon footprint.