With : Julian Charrière (Switzerland), François Génot (France), Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni (France), Tue Greenfort (Denmark), Hanna Husberg (Finland), Toril Johanessen (Norway), Gianni Motti (Switzerland/Italy) and Anaïs Tondeur (France).
The exhibition “Systémique”, the first of the cycle Think global, act local, to be followed by “Open Source” and “Ultralocal”, is based on a set of visual and conceptual connections that evoke the complexity and the interdependence of our systems.
Our entry into the era of the Anthropocene, an era in which humanity, as explained by chemist Paul Crutzen, has became the primary geological force, involves phenomena beyond our temporal and spatial perception. It is characterized by systemic thinking, a way of reading the world that focuses on the links between things rather than the objects themselves.
The financial system (systemic crisis and not a crisis of the real economy) reminded us to which extent the Anthropocene is a succession of abstractions, but operational abstractions. All that makes systems (immunology, ecology, society) raises problems of representation, perception, form, which the artists seize to reveal our world in all its complexity. They manage to reveal its poetry, giving a sensitive experience of this new way of thinking the world.
Opening Friday, March 13th at 18:30
Exhibition presented from 14.03 to 05.24.2015
7 rue de l’Abreuvoir
67000 Strasbourg – France
CEAAC (Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines – European Centre for Contemporary Art Projects) has been in existence for 24 years. Its main activities include the installation of artworks in public space, the organisation of exhibitions in its contemporary art centre, increasing awareness of contemporary art through cultural mediation actions and the publication of art books and the management of several artists’ residency programmes around the world.
The Coalition for art and ecology (COAL) was set up in France in 2008 by professionals in contemporary art, sustainable development and research. Trailblazing and cross-cutting, COAL is working to promote a new generation of artists focusing on environmental and societal issues, in partnership with cultural spaces, NGOs, scientists and the business world. COAL organises contemporary art exhibitions about the environment in prestigious places such as UNESCO and Domaine de Chamarande and created in 2010 the COAL Prize Art and Environment.
Image : Tue Greenfort, Milk demonstration, TG/P 97/00, 2014
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