breathes finally dare to confirm scientists, thus corroborating
the myths and the legends that make Earth, not only a simple
planet, but a living entity. Gaïa, Pachamama, just like
an human being, and seen from space, would breathe, this respiration
being visible to the naked eye. "The radical hypothesis,
formulated 50 years ago, but strongly rejected for several décades,
is in the process of establishing itself in all modern géosciences.
Because the experts are convinced: only this new approach can
predict the risks of climatic, oceanographic, or ecological
changes that human activities pose to our world." (Science
et Vie, N° 1230. And if Earth were alive: scientists believe
The artists, meanwhile, didn't waited for this scientific development
to breathe in tune with Nature, capturing, thanks to their intuition,
the correlation between the rythm of the elements, their manifestation,
and living species, in the harmony or dysharmony of the time.
2019, two AIAP/IAA exhibitions particularly underline this problem:
the exhibition of the Italian Committee (AIAPI) devoted to Earth
rights and to climate change: Art can save the world.
- the exhibition of the French Committee (CNFAP): Nature
more pictures through this link
2019: 'Clean India Mission', Swachh Bharat
In October 2019, the IAA Indian National Committee launched
the movement 'Clean India Mission', a campaign and a walk with
very young children to raise awareness about the disposal of
plastic waste. The 'Bengal Tiger Army pre primary school', Kanchrapara,
supervised by soldiers, opened the ban by having all this plastic
waste collected by young children. The local population has
largely supported the 'anti plastic waste' initiative that the
UNIVART Foundation wishes to extend to the entire planet.
more pictures through this link
2019: Before the end - for an eco-revolution
aware of the climate emergency as described by the scientists,
and taking into account the meeting of COP 25 at the end of
the year 2019, in Chile, the Chilean National Committee decided
to use the artists' weapons to educate the public. An international
traveling exhibition, entitled 'Antes del fin, por une eco-revolution'
(Before the end: for an eco-revolution), conceived and hanged
according to the concept of 'Mail Art', has already been presented
in Santiago, Chile, in Spring 2019, and will continue to run.
The next stop is the City of Villa Alemana, near Valparaiso,
the project (by Alex Chellew, Spanish only) | flyer
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Danube Day 2019
Day 2019' event was prepared in cooperation with The Ministry
of the Environment of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Water Management
Construction, state enterprise and the Slovak Union of Visual
Arts in Gallery UMELKA garden, located on the Danube river bank
in the centre of Bratislava.
event focused on children aged 6-10 was opened by the Minister
of Environment, who held a short speech and debate with the
kids, then the prizes in creative competition were awarded.
After this official part, there was a theatre performance explaining
the importance of protecting environment (clean water, recycling,
sustainability) and several workshops with topics of nature
visitors attended the event, among them 200 children. The
organizers already asked us to cooperate also next year.
more pictures through this link
Festival, Up'Cycling Tour: an exhibition on recycling waste
In the Framework of the World Environment Day, and thanks to
the Financial support of the Var Region companies, an IAA France
(CNFAP) artist, Valmigot,
curated the Base'Art Festival exhibition which took place from
June 6 to 9, 2019, in Saint Raphaël, France.
2019 theme was the recycling of waste materials into aesthetic
purposes. 74 artists were selected who used recycling materials
(carboard, electrical wires, plastics, food packaging, accounting
books, electronic waste, etc.) as well as other rubbish/products
at the end of their life, intended for waste disposal, to prove
that recycling is not a devaluation in itself, but a use of
the 'ugly' and of the 'useless' able to create, through art,
works providing a new beauty, sometimes close to the sublime.
circular economy allowed the artists to work with free materials
that they only had the hard time to reprocess and to gave them
a new Financial value in the economy of the contemporary art
market. More than half of the works were sold, a lot of artists
were recruited by contemporary art galleries, and the City of
Bandol selected several of them for its 2020 exhibition.
70 sponsoring companies, for their part, benefit from taxes
exemptions up to 60% for these works which are entering into
their heritage. This atypical exhibition drained about 7000
visitors during those 4 days.
release and curator
interview (FR version).
UNIVART Foundation, an IAA National Summit
the whole presentation through this link
December 2016, the South Korean National Committee
organized an International Art environmental Festival in
the Gardens and in the Conference Center of the City of Suncheon
on the theme: 'Voyage into Paradise'. Twenty artists from AIAP
participated to this manifestation which was inaugurated by
the Lord Mayor of Suncheon, Mr Choong-Hoon Cho, and by President
To read the presentation, please, click here.
To watch photos of the works, please, click
the ocean, second international exhibition
Costa Rican Association of Visual Artists, ACAV
Rica, Pont Vert', Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Francia, October 2013
Rica is a small country in Central America with an area of 51,110
km2, a variety of rivers, plains, mountains, valleys, flora,
fauna, volcanoes, beaches, protected areas, biological reserves
and many attractions along with a variety of climates. The location
of Costa Rica is of great importance for the preservation of
life, which is seen as a corridor between two large continental
masses and establishing a bridge, which led to the name of the
sample. Biodiversity and natural wealth of Costa Rica with its
light and colour were reflected in the works.
project was coordinated by Rosemary Golcher, Costa Rica, Honorary
Master of ACAV Don Carlos Poveda and was cured by Lic. Maria
Enriqueta Guardia. It had the support of the Association of
Friends of Costa Rica in France. They, together with Mariamarta
Pacheco, participated in the installation of the exhibition.
The event was published and distributed nationally and internationally,
both in France and in Costa Rica.
Read more about the exhibition here