GREEN DEAL

GREEN ART DEAL

Kunstform Zürich X Löwenbräukunst Zurich
 
"Green Deal for Art“
Symposium on Art and Sustainability 

Thursday, 2 June 2022, 5 pm to 8 pm 
@schwarzescafé, Löwenbräukunst Zurich

 PROGRAM

 

 

 

Program

Keynotes
Lucia Pietriusti: „Museums and Ecologies“
Victoria Siddall: „Putting Sustainability into Practise“
Petro Wirz: „Everything is food for something“
 
Panel
Wie funktioniert ein Green Deal für die Kunst? In the subsequent panel, Gianni Jetzer, Director of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Andrew Stramentov, CEO of the company ROKBOX, which makes art transport more ecological, Saskia Draxler as a gallery owner with a long-standing affinity for sustainability issues and a pioneer in the field of digital art and NFT, curator Martina Huber from the organisation "Awareness in Art" (AIA) and Pedro Wirz will discuss current questions on the topic. 

Moderation: Elke Buhr, editor-in-chief of MONOPOL magazine
 
Drinks & Fingerfood

 

 

"Aprés moi le déluge" was yesterday - today, the call for sustainability is becoming louder and louder in the art market as well. Kunstforum Zürich in cooperation with Löwenbräukunst Zürich, moderated by Elke Buhr, editor-in-chief of MONOPOL magazine and an expert in this field, is dedicated to the ecological restructuring of the art industry. 


Sustainability is probably the most pressing topic of the present day - also in the art world. Numerous artists have made ecological issues the subject of their work. But institutions and actors themselves have long been on the look-out for ways to save resources and reduce their ecological footprint. Energy consumption, storage, shipping, travel, exhibition organisation: there is a need for action in all these areas for the various players in the art market, from museums to biennials to the art trade. 

"Green Deal for Art" addresses all these aspects with lectures and discussions. In high-profile keynotes, curator Lucia Pietroiusti, art market expert Victoria Siddall and artist Pedro Wirz will explore the various aspects of the topic at the interface between ecology and art. 

Lucia Pietroiusti is responsible, among other things, for the "General Ecology Project" of the Serpentine Galleries in London, which is advancing the sustainable conversion of the institution. Victoria Siddall is the long-standing director of the Frieze art fair and co-founder of the Gallery Climate Coalition, which promotes the ecological transformation of the art trade. And Brazilian-Swiss artist Pedro Wirz has, among other things, unfolded his specific working method between science, activism and art in his recent and internationally acclaimed exhibition "Enviromental Hangover" at Kunsthalle Basel. 

In the subsequent panel, Gianni Jetzer, Director of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Andrew Stramentov, CEO of the company ROKBOX, which makes art transport more ecological, Saskia Draxler as a gallery owner with a long-standing affinity for sustainability issues and a pioneer in the field of digital art and NFT, curator Martina Huber from the organisation "Awareness in Art" (AIA) and Pedro Wirz will discuss current questions on the topic. 

We look forward to seeing you!
The event will be held in German and English.
 
Free admission. Seating is limited. Registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register with 
info@kunstforum-zuerich.ch (2 persons per registration maximum).

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Protective Measures for Events

In close contact with strangers there is a risk of contracting COVID-19. For this reason, we will register the names and phone numbers of all visitors. These will be used for contact tracing, if necessary. The data is stored internally and shared with the responsible authorities in the event of an infection. In this case, a 14-day quarantine is likely to be ordered.

 

For the protection of everyone, we ask you to observe the following recommendations:

 

- All official social distancing and hygiene guidelines must be adhered to.

 

- The number of spots is limited in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.

 

- We recommend wearing a facemask.

 

- People with flu symptoms (cough, fever, or difficulty breathing) will not be admitted.