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14th January, 2021
Why the Ten Percent Activists of the Art Industry Need to Work Together Towards Shared Sustainability Goals
In 2019, when the artist Gary Hume was having a show in New York, he asked his gallery, Matthew Marks, to ship his work from London by sea rather than fly it by air. He also asked the environmentalist Danny Chivers to write a report on the journey. Hume wanted to know what impact shipping his work would have on the journey’s carbon emissions...
22nd October, 2020
An Envoy of Eco-Conscious Art Dealers and Insiders Have Created a Simple Tool to Help the Industry Reduce Its Carbon Footprint
A group of art-industry leaders has teamed up with Frieze and other organizations to create a new tool to help galleries and fair organizers reduce their carbon footprints.
The Gallery Climate Coalition, as the group is known, launches its website today with a free-to-use carbon calculator that has been tailored to the needs of the commercial art sector...
22nd October, 2020
How Green Is Your Gallery? Art And The EnvironmentClimate change comes to the fore for art galleries and other market professionals this week with the official launch of the Gallery Climate Coalition. The group’s overall aim is to persuade the industry to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 per cent over the next 10 years, in line with the Paris Agreement...
1st October, 2020
Galleries Start To Clean Up Their Environmental Act With New Climate Coalition
As the London art world attempts to return to a semblance of normality it is doing so with a new awareness that economic activity can no longer be divorced from environmental considerations...“The climate emergency is the biggest issue of our times—it should be on the front page of every newspaper every day,” says the Frieze art fair co-founder Matthew Slotover. “It has the potential end to humanity within our lifetime, so it’s a pretty serious thing.”...