Apart from making art that focuses our minds on ‘saving the environment’, artists can, themselves, start making direct contributions by addressing the use of polluting materials and the enormous amounts of waste that contemporary art tends to generate. In an article in today’s Observer – ‘Can art be environmentally friendly?’ – Lucy Siegle addresses this [...]
The Natural History Museum in London is making a great attempt at blending an artistic perspective with their main focus of activity – science education. A previously mounted conceptual art exhibit was reviewed in this blog. The museum has now opened a new gallery entitled Images of Nature focused on showcasing the over half-a-million drawings, [...]
Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen – shame about the climate change art. In a recent column with the above title in Britain’s newspaper ‘The Guardian’, environmental writer Bibi van der Zee gives her views on whether the art works that surrounded the Copenhagen Climate Change conference would do any good at all. Written before the summit finished [...]
Do works of art make a difference in society or are they just artists’ self indulgence or toys for the aesthetic amusement of a few?