During the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference / COP 21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), major contemporary artists are mobilizing action through art projects displayed in the public spaces of “Greater Paris.”
On 9 December at 8pm, a charity auction of 30 works from 14 art projects will be organized by Christie’s. The benefits will go to 14 on-the-ground actions both fighting desertification and supporting adaptation to climate change.
The initiative is supported by the United Nations Conventions on Climate Change and Desertification. Foundations, companies and NGOs support the implementation of projects in Paris as well as action around the world.
Contributing artists: Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Olafur Eliasson (Denmark), Janet Laurence (Australia), Vera Lutter (Germany), Gideon Mendel (South Africa), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Pavel Pepperstein (Russia), Dan Perjovschi (Romania), Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italy), Tomas Saraceno (Argentina), Taryn Simon (USA), Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse (South Africa/United Kingdom), Yann Toma (France), Yin Xiuzhen (China).
Supported NGOs: AIDER (Peru), Agrisud (Laos), AVSF (Senegal and Madagascar), Gade (Argentina), Grameena Vikas Samithi (India), GRET (Democratic Republic of Congo), Naga (Kenya), Our Soil (Haiti), Permaculture Global (Jordan), Raddo (Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia), Scope (Pakistan), Tree Aid (Ethiopia).
Partners include COP21, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), The United Nations Convention to Combat against Desertification (UNCCD), The French Ministry of Culture, The Department of Seine-Saint-Denis, Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE), WWF France, Entreprise Contemporaine.
About the lot
Gelatin silver print. Executed in 2006.
colour photograph. Executed in 2015.
Cotton crochet, ceramic, earth, glass candle, clove and wood.
Executed in 2015, this work is number one from the edition of three.
a set of three watercolors on paper
each: 51.6 x 60 cm.
Used clothes and suitcase
28 x 146 x 85 cm., with suitcase open
carbon fibre sticks, transparent foil,
Dacron, Eyelets, acryclic, polyester rope,
Fishing line, metal sticks and ribbon
90 x 90 x 90 cm.
2014, unique work.
Digital chromogenic colour print
122 x 163 cm.
2011, number five from an edition of six
Archivalinkjet print and Letraset on wall
94.6 x 113.7 cm.
2007, number three from an edition of seven
color pencils on paper
29.7 x 42 cm.
Watercolor on paper
19 x 28 cm.
inkjet print on paper
125.5 x 150 cm.
2011, numéro un d’une édition de cinq.
Feltpen on paper
59.4 x 42 cm.
From Reef Resuscitation project, 2015
Kodak metallic C type photographic paper
Processed in RA-4 chemistry
126 x 86 cm.
180 x 120 cm.
Artists 4 Paris Climate 2015
Wednesday 9 December, 8pm
Dec 5, 10am - 6pm
Dec 6, 2pm - 6pm
Dec 7, 10am - 6pm
Dec 8, 10am - 4pm
9 Avenue Matignon
+33 (0) 1 39 95 22 86
Learn more at artists4parisclimate2015.com