Art and the Environment

Recently, we’ve covered a variety of ways in which artists are engaging with the green movement. Earlier this week, Sierra Club wrote about a contest that encourages artists to raise climate-change awareness through their work. Then there was the guerilla gardener whose planting projects are a form of activism. In the last issue of Sierra, an article about two men who floated a raft of salvaged plastic from California to Hawaii highlight our excessive plastic waste.

At first, the Swimming Cities of Serenissima seems like a pretty similar project: the artist, Swoon, and more than 30 collaborators hand-crafted three seaworthy vessels from recycled materials and sailed them from Slovenia to Venice, Italy this May. But this extravagant construction project-expedition is more about an artistic aesthetic than outright activism, its creators say. Continue reading “Floating Art and the Environment” »

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