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Art for Hope


ART 2030

Art for Hope is a multi-format initiative aiming to inspire behavioural change for a brighter future through artistic practices and cross-sectoral partnerships.

Art for Hope launched with The Hope Forum during the opening of the 59th Venice Biennale and is running through the 77th United Nations General Assembly and COP 27. The initiative explores how the art ecosystem can respond to the climate catastrophe and create real change for the future of our planet, through panel discussions, digital campaigns and political advocacy.

Art for Hope Campaign

Through ART 2030, the United Nations President of the General Assembly, UNESCO and UNFCCC, invited artists, museums, and non-profits from around the world to share statements of the urgency of action for our planet.

From September to November, coinciding with the 77th opening of the UN General Assembly and COP27, ART 2030’s Art for Hope campaign works with visionary stakeholders across the art sector to spread knowledge about leading artists and art institutions’ concrete actions to inspire hope and change for a healthier planet and brighter future.

Statements straight to world leaders

Directed straight to world leaders, politicians, and all levels of society, video messages from the international art ecosystem respond to the climate and biodiversity catastrophes. Video statements first presented to an invite-only group of trailblazers in the art sector and high-level representation from the United Nations at ART 2030’s The Hope Forum, was premiered publicly during the opening of the 77th UN General Assembly to strengthen momentum and consolidate art’s role in creating a global behavioural change.

Other activities include ART 2030's invitation to address United Nations Member States at the General Assembly on behalf of the Art Sector at High-level event Moment for Nature, and a cross-sector panel on partnerships as a catalyst for change, during the opening of the 77th UN General Assembly in New York.

If we unite across sectors and manage to create better cohesion between our efforts, we can still heal Earth’s ecosystems and turn our destruction to restoration. Together, we can inspire hope.

Changemaker Statements

Every week between the opening of the 77th UN General Assembly and COP27, Art for Hope will premiere a series of powerful statements made by leading Changemakers from the international art ecosystem. Here are the first:

Allora and Calzadilla

Adopted from the work 'The Great Silence' Allora & Calzadilla's video work is a direct message to the United Nations. Examining extinction from its very core, the work urges policymakers to let more sensitivity and planetary care into the decision-making.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Johanna Burton, The Maurice Marciano Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles speaks about the museum's newly established Environmental Council, the first of its kind in the United States, and what practical actions they have taken to create their first ever net zero exhibition in collaboration with artist Pipilotti Rist as a concrete action for a sustainable future.

Yin Xiuzhen

Through participatory works Yin Xiuzhen calls for responsible and united actions to preserve our planet. The work 'Washing River' is executed in different parts of the world. She takes polluted water and freezes it into ice bricks, then place them at the riverside and invites people to wash the river. A powerful metaphor, to remind us that standing together is the only way to overcome the challenges we face.

Julius von Bismarck

Julius von Bismarck’s multidisciplinary practice explores contemporary dialectics of nature and civilisation, knowledge and cultural imagination, individuals’ behaviour and social norms. His visual vocabulary widely transposes encounters with elemental forces that exceed human perception and reason. Employing a diverse range of mediums including photography, film, installation, sculpture, performance, and landscape, each of his works is shaped by research-driven experimentations with crossovers in the fields of physics, technology, and social sciences.

Diana Thater

Since the early 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater has created pioneering films, videos, and installations, the primary theme of which is the tension between the natural environment and mediated reality, and by extension, between the tamed and the wild. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including literature, animal behaviour, mathematics, chess, and sociology, her evocative and sometimes nearly abstract works interact with their surroundings to produce an intricate relationship between time and space.

Art Into Acres

Haley Mellin is a painter and land conservationist from San Francisco, California. She founded the Art Into Acres nonprofit for permanent large-scale land conservation. The initiative has supported millions of acres of new locally-led conserved areas with a focus on Intact Forest Landscapes, key biodiversity and deep soil carbon protection. She exhibits internationally. Mellin supports carbon calculations for museum exhibitions. Mellin co-founded Conserve.org, Art + Climate Action and the Environmental Council at MOCA, Los Angeles.

John Gerrard

John Gerrard is widely regarded as a key figure in the development of simulation within contemporary art. Deceptively looking like film or video, his works are virtual worlds, made using real-time computer graphics, a technology developed by the military and now used extensively in the gaming industry.

Julie’s Bicycle

Alison Tickell established Julie’s Bicycle in 2007 as a non-profit dedicated to mobilising action on the climate crisis, initially in the music industry and now across the arts internationally.

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Launched by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in 2021, the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative is the first nation-wide program to support energy efficiency and clean energy use for the visual arts and the largest private national grant-making program to address climate change action through cultural institutions. Its grants provide critical support to visual art institutions in the United States seeking to assess their impact on the environment and to lower ongoing energy costs. The Frankenthaler Climate Initiative builds on the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation’s commitment to social impact philanthropy, catalyzing change across critical issues in the arts.


teamLab is an international art collective, an interdisciplinary group of various specialists such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects whose collaborative practice seeks to navigate the confluence of art, science, technology, and the natural world. 

teamLab aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world and new perceptions through art. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perception of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time. Everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous, borderless continuity.


Markus Reymann is Director of TBA21–Academy, that he co-founded in 2011, which fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange surrounding the most urgent ecological, social, and economic issues facing our oceans today. Reymann leads the non-profit’s engagement with artists, activists, scientists, and policy-makers worldwide, resulting in the creation of new commissions, new bodies of knowledge, and new policies advancing the conservation and protection of the oceans. In March 2019, TBA21–Academy launched Ocean Space, a new global port for ocean literacy, research, and advocacy. Located in the restored Church of San Lorenzo in Venice, Italy, Ocean Space will be activated by the itinerant Academy and its network of partners, including universities, NGOs, museums, government agencies, and research institutes from around the world

Raqs Media Collective

Raqs Media Collective sends a direct message to the United Nations. In a brief tale about existing, and ceasing to exist, the work urges policymakers to let more sensitivity and planetary care into the decision-making.


Working in and outside the physical location of the exhibition space, SUPERFLEX has been engaged in major public space projects since their award-winning Superkilen opened in 2011. These projects often involve participation, involving the input of local communities, specialists, and children. Taking the idea of collaboration even further, recent works have involved soliciting the participation of other species. SUPERFLEX has been developing a new kind of urbanism that includes the perspectives of plants and animals, aiming to move society towards interspecies living. For SUPERFLEX, the best idea might come from a fish.

Abraham Cruzvillegas

Abraham Cruzvillegas (Mexico, 1968), is an active member of The Intergalactic Taoist Tai Chi Society. He lives and works in Mexico City.

Gallery Climate Coalition

GCC is an international membership organisation providing environmental sustainability guidelines for the art sector. The coalition’s primary targets are to facilitate a reduction of the visual art sector’s greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 50% by 2030 (in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping global warming to below 1.5°C), and promote zero-waste practices.

Michelangelo Pistoletto

Michelangelo Pistoletto (b. 1933, Biella, Italy) is widely recognised as one of the most influential contemporary artists of his generation and a leading proponent of the Arte Povera movement. Since the 1960s his work has followed two profoundly linked paths, a body of conceptual sculpture grounded in the tenets of Arte Povera and an ongoing series of Mirror Paintings, comprising figurative, graphic or sculptural images applied to the surface of polished stainless steel. Representing his dual interest in conceptualism and figurative representation, together these bodies of work have earned Pistoletto enduring international recognition.

Alongside this practice, Pistoletto is the founder of the Cittadellarte in Biella, an interdisciplinary laboratory that promotes the use of art to foster social change. Its primary mission is centred upon The Third Paradise, conceived in 2003 as the promise of a future realm in which nature and society will coexist in harmony.


PACT (Partners for Arts Climate Targets) is an international coalition of organizations within the visual arts engaged in collaborative efforts to accelerate the sector’s broad adoption of collective climate action. The partners are Art into Acres, Art + Climate Action, Art / Switch, Art to Zero, Artists Commit, Galleries Commit, Gallery Climate Coalition and Ki Culture.

Ernesto Neto

Since the mid-1990s, Ernesto Neto has produced an influential body of work that explores constructions of social space and the natural world by inviting physical interaction and sensory experience. Drawing from Biomorphism and minimalist sculpture, along with Neo-concretism and other Brazilian vanguard movements of the 1960s & 70s, the artist both references and incorporates organic shapes and materials –spices, sand and shells among them—that engage all five senses, producing a new type of sensory perception that renegotiates boundaries between artwork and viewer, the organic and manmade, the natural, spiritual and social worlds.

Morning, 2022
Material: video
Duration: 1'37"
© Ernesto Neto

Luise Faurschou / ART 2030

The United Nations is calling upon art and culture to take action. Action through experiences that excite us, provoke us, and make us reflect on what’s really important. Action through innovative and transformative partnerships that lead to real change. Action through art. 

Contributing Changemakers

Artists, Museums, Nonprofits and alliances from the international art world have contributed with powerful messages to world leaders, policy makers, and all layers of society. Changemaker Statements will be premiered on this page during the Art for Hope digital campagin:

Abraham Cruzvillegas
Allora & Calzadilla
Art into Acres
Diana Thater
Ernesto Neto
Gallery Climate Coalition
The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation
Jeppe Hein
John Gerrard
Julie’s Bicycle
Julius von Bismarck
Michelangelo Pistoletto
MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles
PACT, Partners for Arts Climate Targets
Raqs Media Collective
Yin Xiuzhen

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