Artists 4 Paris Climate 2015

Paris | 9 December 2015

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.


Exhibition Highlights

  • Vera Lutter (b. 1960)

    RHEINBRAUN: September 2, 2006

    Gelatin silver print. Executed in 2006.

  • Gideon Mendel (b. 1959)

    Jeff and Tracey Waters, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, The UK, February 2014

    colour photograph. Executed in 2015.

  • Ernesto Neto (b.1964)

    A candle to earth

    Cotton crochet, ceramic, earth, glass candle, clove and wood.
    Executed in 2015, this work is number one from the edition of three.

  • Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967)

    Colour Luminosity, 2011

    a set of three watercolors on paper
    each: 51.6 x 60 cm.

  • Yin Xiuzhen (b. 1963)

    Sky Puzzle: United States of America, 2015

    Used clothes and suitcase
    28 x 146 x 85 cm., with suitcase open

  • Tomas Saraceno (b. 1973)

    21P/G-Z, 2014

    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.

  • Edward Burtynsky (b. 1955)

    Colorado River Delta #4 Sonora Mexico

    Digital chromogenic colour print
    122 x 163 cm.
    2011, number five from an edition of six

  • Taryn Simon (b. 1975)

    Weather Modification, Cloud Seeding Weather Modification, Inc. Watford City, North Dakota

    Archivalinkjet print and Letraset on wall
    94.6 x 113.7 cm.
    2007, number three from an edition of seven

  • Michelangelo Pistoletto (b. 1933)

    Terzo Paradiso/ Third Paradise / Troisième Paradis, 2015

    color pencils on paper
    29.7 x 42 cm.

  • Pavel Pepperstein (b. 1966)

    Flying Shell, 2014

    Watercolor on paper
    19 x 28 cm.

  • Michael Subotsky & Patrick Waterhouse (b. 1981)

    Ponte City from Donald Mackay Park

    inkjet print on paper
    125.5 x 150 cm.
    2011, numéro un d’une édition de cinq.

  • Dan Perjovschi (b. 1961)

    Plan-Planet, 2015

    Feltpen on paper
    59.4 x 42 cm.

  • Janet Laurence (b. 1947)

    Corral Collapse, Homeopathy #5

    From Reef Resuscitation project, 2015
    Kodak metallic C type photographic paper
    Processed in RA-4 chemistry
    126 x 86 cm.

  • Yann Toma (b. 1969)

    Human Energy / Eiffel Tower 2015

    180 x 120 cm.
    Unique work.

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