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Ignoring "sustainable"? the artist disagrees

2023-04-02 17:26:59 [Share Photography ]
Ignoring "sustainable"? the artist disagrees

Thomas Hirschhorn, "Too-Too, Much-Much", 2010 In order to reduce plastic waste and maintain sustainable development, since August 1, the Sprite has been changed to a white bottle, ending the green Sprite The bottle is over 60 years old. In the context of frequent environmental problems, how can artists practice the concept of sustainability through artistic creation? Today, Harper's Bazaar Art takes you to understand. Always be vigilant In recent years, a series of environmental problems such as global warming, marine pollution, and resource depletion have seriously affected the future survival of human beings, posing a threat to their sustainable development. In response to such phenomena, many artists sound the alarm for the deteriorating living environment through artistic creation. Penelope Davis "Sea Change", 2017 Tessa Teixeira "S.O.S", watermark etching version of Saponin, 50×35cm, 2021 Lucas Gusher, the birthplace of the modern oil industry, is located in Texas, USA. However, the once valuable property is now barren due to oil depletion. Irish artist John Gerrard created a digital installation "Western Flag (Spindle Top Oil Field, Texas)", which was presented on a giant electronic screen, and Exhibited in several cities. John Gerrard, Flag of the West (Spindle Top, Texas), 2017, on view at Somerset House, London John Gerrard, Flag of the West (Spindle Top, Texas) State)”, 2017 John Gerrard, “Flag of the West (Spindle Top Oil Field, Texas)”, 2019, installation view of “Desert X”. Located in Coachella Valley, California. The artist superimposes the digital virtual landscape with the actual scene, and the flagpole in the picture forms a black flag with the endless gushing smoke. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, 2017, the show ran for a week at Somerset House in London. The artist holds high the banner of "self-destruction", visualizing invisible carbon dioxide, trying to raise people's attention to resource depletion and vigilance against climate change, as well as the emphasis on sustainability. John Gerrard, The Flag of the West (Spindle Top Field, Texas), 2019, at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. in Madrid, Spain. Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker is also concerned about carbon emissions. However, unlike Gerald, his work "MB>CO2" visualizes the carbon emissions of the Internet. In this installation, the energy consumption and heat generated by video chats and emails are converted into visible carbon dioxide. "MB>CO2" takes on the feel of an emitting factory, with a slight dystopian undertone. As the carbon dioxide concentration increased, the plants in the container gradually withered. The artist uses this as a metaphor for the impact of the use of the Internet on the global environment, and intends to advocate sustainable data use. Thijs Biersteker, "MB>CO2", 2022 can't be ignored Artists show concern about the status quo of the environment, which means that "sustainability" has to be taken seriously. But if people still wantonly pollute the environment, waste resources, and ignore "sustainability", what will be the consequences? Artists also gave the answer. Guerra De La Paz's "Oasis", 2016, New York-based artist Bea Fremderman made a bold vision to create the apocalypse in her mind - a world in which humans completely disappeared. In his work "Machine in the Garden" (Machine in the Garden), the daily clothes are abandoned due to the departure of human beings, allowing nature to take over, gradually wrapped in a thick "green blanket", diluting the human traces of survival. Bea Fremderman, Machine in the Garden, 2016 The artist asked through this work: If all the objects around you were a reminder of an impending ecological catastrophe, how would you feel differently? way to treat the earth? Obviously, one must answer in the affirmative. The consequences of this predicted ecological catastrophe are deadly, and the artist uses this to warn people to pay attention to sustainable development. After all, to protect the earth is to protect ourselves. Porky Hefer's "Plasocene - Marine Mutants from a Disposable World", exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia in 2020. Redman envisioned a world in which humans disappeared in the future, so what would the world of marine creatures look like? South African artist Porky Hefer speculates that future sea creatures may be forced to mutate to accommodate the endless influx of plastic and pollutants into their homes. Giant octopus "Buttpuss" covered in cigarette butts, felt karakul wool, industrial felt, canvas, leather, sheepskin, recycled hand-tufted wool carpet, recycled PEP filler, foam, steel, 1512 x 1512 x 328cm, 2020 in Australia For the triennial Plastocene - Marine Mutants from a Disposable World at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Hefer created a series of "sea monsters" that were sea creatures with cigarette butts, cotton swabs, straws A combination of other waste products. "Hammerhead Shark" "Q-Tip" mutated from cotton swabs, recycled advertising banners, leather, corner upholstery, sheepskin, recycled T-shirt cotton, recycled polyester filler, recycled hand-tufted silk carpet , foam, steel, 300×220×174cm, in 2020, although these “sea creatures” look cute and childish from a distance, but a closer look makes people instantly feel the powerful destructive power of waste on the ecological environment. Through this series of works, the artist intends to remind people to reject ocean pollution and reduce the use of plastic and packaging. If people don't change it, these imagined creatures may actually appear in our lives in the future. It can be seen that "sustainability" cannot be ignored, otherwise it will cause huge damage to the harmony between man and nature. "Flat White" mutated from disposable coffee cups, leather, faux leather, sheepskin, plywood, foam, steel, 265×215×196cm, 2020 "Suckerfish" inlaid with straws, masonry twine, resin, PVC Tube, recycled t-shirt yarn, salvaged life jackets, leather, steel, 252 x 290 x 200 cm, how to act in 2020 The dystopian work warns people of the dire consequences of ignoring "sustainability". However, artists are also carrying out green actions through unique creative methods, injecting their own power into "sustainability". Artwork made of plastic by artist Veronika Richterová Countless empty plastic bottles are thrown away every day all over the world. For ordinary people, it may be garbage, but for Czech artist Veronika Richterová, it is a budding art seed. . The artist has developed a unique and innovative form of recycled art by heating, melting, cutting and reassembling plastic bottles to reshape them into artworks of various shapes. It tries to drive people's awareness of recycling plastic products through its own art projects. Artist Veronika Richterová's artworks made of plastic not only emphasize sustainable awareness to people, but also constantly explore sustainable solutions for human beings to survive in the earth's environment. In 2012, a special piece of art was presented on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York - "Cloud City" (Cloud City), a mosaic polyhedron made of mirror and glass. Tomás Saraceno, Cloud City, 2012, on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York The artist Tomás Saraceno attempts to build a place to alleviate urban overcrowding. utopia, expressing its sustainable vision for a future human settlement. Vik Muniz, Four-Dimensional Fragments (Blue and Green), collage, 2017 Artists use their art to show the dire environmental status dire consequences. At the same time, they are also alerting human beings to act irreversibly and calling on people to protect the blue planet. So, are you willing to support and practice the concept of "sustainability" like an artist? Welcome to leave a message to share. Editor, Wen Li Tian Kezi This article was originally created by the art department of "Bazaar" and may not be reproduced without permission

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