Carbon Footprint of Art

James Marriot of Platform interviewed in the Guardian about art and climate change:

“He is scathing, however, of the continuing blindness of artists, curators and institutions to their own enormous carbon footprints. “They lug lumps of wood around the world for exhibitions. Printing a catalogue on recycled paper is pathetic tokenism – no FTSE company would get away with that.” Contemporary art is an expensive, global business. Artists, curators and the works all end up flying, while galleries themselves require expensive climactic conditions. Indeed, curators in London and Copenhagen admit they have no idea of the carbon cost of their exhibitions.”

The Rise of Climate Change Art


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