Le changement climatique nous submerge. Les scientifiques nous préviennent que notre civilisation est au bord de l’effondrement, à moins d’engager un changement radical vers une économie à faible emission de carbone et économe en ressources.

L’art, appelant à d’autres instincts et logiques que ceux de la rhétorique politique, du baratin économique et des données scientifiques, nous prépare à ce changement – non par de froids calculs, mais humainement. La nouvelle édition des Nouvelles Perspectives d’IETM, conçue en collaboration avec COAL, explore cette dynamique.

Dossier ‘Nouvelles Perspectives

 

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IETM, international network for the performing arts, shares its new publication Art for the Planet’s Sake that looks at how contemporary arts tackle environmental issues in terms of artistic contents, managerial practices and venues management.

It is the fourth issue of IETM’s Fresh Perspectives – series of publications exploring how the contemporary arts sector is engaged with the crucial issues of today’s reality. Art for the Planet’s Sake is produced in collaboration with COAL – Coalition for Arts and Sustainable Development, Paris and written by Hannah Van Den Bergh.

Climate change engulfs us. It is the unavoidable normality that consistently adds to the order of the everyday, leaving a lasting impression through natural disasters, rising water levels, crop failure, biodiversity loss, and human conflict: a process of continual attrition. Scientists inform us that our civilisation is nearing collapse, unless we implement a radical change towards a low-carbon and low- resource economy. Art prepares us, not in calculations but in humanity. Can art pretend to save the planet? No. And it doesn’t. But if we believe in the power of art as a purely humanistic act, enriching people with non-materialistic values, art is able to tap into a different instinct, rationale and emotion than political rhetoric, corporate sales-patter or even scientific data.

The publication was presented during the ArtCOP21 Professional Workshop in Paris on 4 December 2015.

Publication ‘Fresh Perspectives’




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