Declaring climate emergency is not an option. Climate action requires artists and the cultural sector to bring the issue forward for wider understanding. Arts of Coming Down to Earth, initiated by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro seeks to engage artistic institutions through three steps: (1) Evaluate the environmental footprint of Taipei Biennial 2020; (2) Regeneration actions; (3) Symposium and workshop.
Facilitated by Bamboo Curtain Studio, the third movement aims to raise sustainability awareness and commitments among visual art organizations and networks in Taiwan, by supporting institutions and individuals to evaluate their carbon footprint, transform their practices and restore local environments through artistic, activist and educational work.
Collaborate with eight art institutions and artists to evaluate their carbon footprint.
Museum | Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei
Art Spaces | FreeS Art Space
Artists | Shih-Pin Hsi, Ya-Lun Tao, LuxuryLogico
Academic | Taipei National University of the Arts: School of Fine Art, Dept. of New Media Art
Packing and Shipping | Sunway Express
The reader Arts of Coming Down to Earth edited by Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro, brings together active voices in the field, speaks from various contexts and with diverse perspectives to rethink and redesign systems of art production, as well as address environmental externalities in the visual art industry.
The symposium and workshop on December 19th and 20th congregates professionals and wider public to understand the background, concept, issues at hand, experts to find possible strategies/solutions, and artists to join institutional efforts.
Intended as a platform for intra-institutional activism, the event will result in a collectively written and signed Manifesto towards environmental commitments and pathways for action.
Co-planner: Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro
Born 1987 in France, lives and works in London, Paris and Dakar. Artist, Environmental engineer, Curator.
Co-planner: Margaret Shiu
Founder and Director of Bamboo Curtain Studio, Artist. With long-term focusing on environment and ecology, as well as cross-cultural exchanges。
Co-planner: Ming-Jiun Tsai
Full-time Assistant Professor of Department of Fine Arts in Tunghai University, Contemporary art curator and Artist.
Project Manager: Yves Chun-Ta Chiu
Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Department of Fine Art in National Kaohsiung Normal University, Independent curator.
Project Assistant: Nancy Tsai
Former Operations Manager of a software startup, Co-coordinator of COSCUP 2020 Open Source AI track.
For Arts of Coming Down to Earth: Symposium & Workshop events reservation, please go to Taipei Fine Arts Museum official website.