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ART 2030 Presents

2021

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Image: SUPERFLEX's Copenhagen Studio. © 2021 ART 2030

Conversations on Art and Sustainability


In 2021, ART 2030 brings audiences thought-provoking discussions and interventions on art and sustainability, shedding light on the potential of art to address global sustainability challenges and inspire change.


Featuring thematic episodes that bring together leading artists and experts from academia, policy, science and more, ART 2030 Presents explores questions around climate, biodiversity and health of our planet.


Reflecting on the current ecological perils, invited change-makers use their work as a platform to raise awareness and imagine a more sustainable future. Global, collectivized action against existential threat is possible. And art can be a beacon of hope, lighting the way and compelling us to act.


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SUPERFLEX in conversation with Carsten Rahbek, moderated by Luise Faurschou © 2021 ART 2030

SUPERFLEX in conversation with Carsten Rahbek


On the occasion of Interspecies Assembly by SUPERFLEX and ART 2030, the artist-group SUPERFLEX meet with Professor Carsten Rahbek (GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen) to discuss the cross-section of art and science, our current planetary emergency, and interspecies cohabitation, moderated by ART 2030 Founder and Director Luise Faurschou.


Expanding upon the Interspecies Assembly project, SUPERFLEX and Carsten Rahbek ask: How can art and science merge to create impactful work? What perceptions do we have to shift? And how were the artworks developed? The conversation took place in the summer of 2021, at SUPERFLEX's studio in Copenhagen.


Interspecies Assembly by SUPERFLEX for ART 2030 is a project that features the works Interspecies Assembly and Vertical Migration. The project is generously supported by New Carlsberg Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, The Ministry of Culture Denmark, Beckett Fonden and the Danish Arts Foundation.


Vertical Migration is commissioned by ART 2030 and TBA21–Academy, and supported by Avatar Alliance Foundation, Dalio Philanthropies, OceanX, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), New Carlsberg Foundation, The Obel Family Foundation, Beckett Fonden, and Danish Arts Foundation.


The Interspecies Assembly project was developed in close collaboration with Kollision and KWY.studio.

Ernesto Neto, Cura Bra Cura Té, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Ernesto Neto: Cura Bra Cura Té


Ernesto Neto (b. 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is one of Latin America's paramount contemporary artists. Since the 1990s, Neto has created a distinct body of work — an ongoing formal inquiry into space, volume, balance and gravity that is equally informed by sensuality, energy and spirituality. Inspired by a wide range of sources— from Brazilian avant-garde artists such as Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, through the Modernist abstraction of Calder and Brancusi, to the natural world, shamanism and craft culture—Neto’s art-making practice has pushed the boundaries of sculpture and radically redefined the relationship between artwork and viewer.


Since 2013, Neto has been collaborating with the peoples of the forest, particularly the indigenous community Huni Kuin, also known as Kaxinawá. The population of this ethnic group, which now stands at 7,500 people, inhabits part of the Brazilian state of Acre and makes up the largest indigenous population of the state. “The indigenous peoples of the forest have a much deeper connection to nature. In actual fact, the word ‘nature’ as something that lies outside of us human beings doesn’t even exist in this community. They cannot make sense of this separation,” observes the artist.


Indigenous cultures tend to place a strong emphasis on equality, balance and harmony with nature. There is a stronger sense of unity, of mutual responsibility and care for each other and the Earth as an interconnected web of life. Join Ernesto Neto's call for healing, as he embraces this perspective and advocates for reciprocal relationships between people and the planet.


With thanks to Ateliê Nave and Fortes D'Aloia y Gabriel.


Glossary of Portuguese and Indigenous words


Pajés, pajoas: A term derived from Tupi-Guarani languages used to describe the figure of the Shaman - the counselor, healer, sorcerer and spiritual intermediary of an indigenous community. Babalorixá, Babalorixás: Also known as Pais-de-santo—“Fathers of (the) saint(s)," priests of Umbanda, Candomblé and Quimbanda, the Afro-Brazilian religions. Yalorixá, Yalorixás: Also known as Mães-de-santo—"Mothers of (the) saint(s)," priestesses of Umbanda, Candomblé and Quimbanda, the Afro-Brazilian religions. Rezadores, rezadoras: Worshippers— those who pray. Parteira, parteiras: Midwife (a person who assists women in childbirth).

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Studio Danh Vo Güldenhof. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Nick Ash.

Danh Vo in conversation with Christian Puglisi and Carsten Rahbek


In this podcast, Danish-Vietnamise artist Danh Vo, Michelin Chef and farming enthusiast, Christian Puglisi, and Biodiversity Professor Carsten Rahbek, talk about overcoming ecological crises, time and farming, as well as our definitions of beauty, importance, and value.


As a child, Vo and his family fled from Vietnam and ended up in Nivå, Denmark, where he grew up and visited The Nivaagaard Art Collection with his school. Since then, he has taken to the artistic world stage where he has, amongst other things, represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale and held a major solo exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York. Today, he lives between Mexico and Berlin.


Now, Danh Vo returns to Nivå to rediscover the town's nature together with Puglisi and Rahbek, and presents Station Have, a garden over time, and The Potato Field, a community project, as part of The Nivaagaard Collection year-long artist commission Danh Vo Presents.


Curating this conversation is the Founder and Director of ART 2030, Luise Faurschou.

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