Art, eco-design and sustainability: can we produce a zero-carbon exhibition?
Conference around the exhibition Plastic Heart
Centre culturel canadien
January 17th, 2023 19:00 - 20:30
Curated by The Synthetic Collective at the Canadian Cultural Centre, the exhibition “Plastic Heart: Surface All the Way Through” experiments new protocols to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels in cultural institutions. How will decisions related to reducing our carbon footprint determine the impact of our future exhibitions?
On January 17 at 7pm, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to a conference moderated by art critic Christophe Domino, on “the aesthetics of enough”: a concept developed by the members of the Synthetic Collective for institutions, artists and cultural actors, to oppose the production and consumption models in force in the art world.
At a time when the carbon footprint of cultural institutions is estimated at 70 million tons of CO2 and when attacks on artworks by climate activists are increasing, these “aesthetics of enough” will be questioned as a concrete alternative for curating the exhibitions of tomorrow.
Moderated by Christophe Domino, art critic and curator.
Speakers: Catherine Bédard, curator and deputy director of the Canadian Cultural Centre, Kelly Jazvac, artist and member of the Synthetic Collective, Jean-Marie Perdrix, artist and expert in plastic waste recovery, Anaïs Roesch, member of the Shift Project, co-author of the book “Décarboner la culture”, and Annabel Vergne, scenographer and co-director for Augures Lab Scénogrraphie.
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