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The Hope Forum


ART 2030

We are standing at the brink of a planetary breakdown, and the United Nations is calling upon the art sector to play a central part in securing a sustainable and safe future for us all.

Recognizing the inspirational power that art can offer the global society, whether through great art experiences, agenda setting, or community mobilization, the time to create momentum for transformation is now. We depend on art as a catalyst to inspire change we need today.

On this occasion, ART 2030 was proud to present the first edition of The Hope Forum, as a pivotal moment to establish partnerships for hope, building up towards key international UN events in 2022, including the President of the General Assembly's Moment for Nature and the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development - Mondiacult.

Held during the opening of the 59th Venice Biennale, The Hope Forum invited trailblazers, changemakers, and advocates from all levels of the art sector to come together to find hope through partnerships, a panel discussion, and the launch of Art for Hope.

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Opening Statements:

H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly
Ms. Ana Luiza Massot Thompson-Flores, UNESCO
Mr. Ovais Sarmad, UNFCCC
Hans Ulrich Obrist, the Serpentine

Danh Vo
Tino Sehgal
Lucia Pietroiusti
Heath Lowndes
Johanna Burton (moderator)

Opening Statements

We proudly present videos of the Opening Statements from The Hope Forum.

H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid President of the United Nations 76th General Assembly

Ms. Ana Luiza Massot Thompson-Flores Regional Director of the UNESCO Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe

Mr. Ovais Sarmad Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC – UN Climate Change

Hans Ulrich Obrist Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries

Panel Discussion

Art for Hope: Responding to the Needs of our Planet

From artistic explorations and industry alliances to new institutional practices, this panel looks at how different layers of the art sector are activating partnerships and inspiring climate actions for our shared future.

Tino Sehgal Artist
Danh Vo Artist
Lucia Pietroiusti Curator
Heath Lowndes Managing Director of Gallery Climate Coalition
Johanna Burton The Maurice Marciano Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (moderator)

Watch The Hope Forum highlights


Art at the Negotiators Table

The Hope Forum is proud to present and recognize the voices of leading artists, museums, nonprofits, speaking to world leaders and policy makers. Statements will be brought from the Hope Forum to key UN moments in 2022, featuring among others:

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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