Carbon 12

An exciting mix of art commissions and science encompassing biodiversity, atmospherics and oceanography at Espace Foundation EDF in Paris.

4 May–16 September 2012
Espace Fondation EDF, Paris

The CARBON 12 exhibition opens in Paris on 3 May at the Espace Foundation EDF. The exhibition encompasses biodiversity, atmospherics and oceanography — earth, wind and sea. Five artists who have worked with climate scientists exhibit their artworks alongside the scientific enquiry.

The exhibition features:
Fondation EDF, Carbon 12, Les coccolithophores de Debora et David

“What Carbon 12 makes clear is that although the arts and humanities have much to say in regard to climate change, this is by no means a direct translation of climate change science, nor is it the articulation of a warning in regard to human activity. Rather, this is a creative response that makes vivid a complex, often paradoxical, sensual and emotional engagement with the environment. And, this is precisely the terrain on which hearts and minds are won.”

Review by Elizabeth Staughan in Nature Climate Change

Read the Nature Climate Change review
Carbon 12 press release PDF 1Mb

See Also

gallery external view

Carbon 13

Newly commissioned work by eight international artists at Ballroom Marfa, Texas
installation view

Cloud Crash

The third of our Lovelock Art Commissions, artist duo HeHe

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