CIMAM echoes the initiative "Art for a Healthy Planet 2023"
#ArtforaHealthyPlanet is an annual campaign by ART 2030, a non-profit organization that aims to promote awareness about climate change, biodiversity, and the planet's health through art, linking to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Global Goals. The campaign celebrates artists prioritizing nature.
CIMAM is endorsing this initiative and encouraging its members to participate by sharing relevant projects, artists, or ideas related to climate, biodiversity, and the health of our planet using the hashtag #ArtforaHealthyPlanet.
Art in times of crisis:
We know that the health of our planet is worsening, and we know that humanity is responsible. We have the tools and knowledge to end this war on nature, but the transformation is essential to put theory into practice. And art can help us imagine a future where people and nature thrive.
Join the #ArtforaHealthyPlanet initiative to inspire a common future through three major touchpoints with the power of art - Earth Day, World Environment Day, and World Oceans Day - by posting climate and biodiversity-related art interventions related to climate and biodiversity. Shine a light on artists calling for change and inspiring us to move towards a truly safe and sustainable future.
We encourage you to use the dedicated hashtags and social media handles on your posts:
Earth Day, April 22
This #EarthDay, in support of ART 2030 and the United
Nations, we share artworks that inspire us to take
action for a healthy planet.
World Environment Day, June 5
This #WorldEnvironmentDay, in support of ART 2030
and the United Nations, we share artworks that
envision a brighter future — one in which we make
peace with nature and secure a healthy planet for the
World Oceans Day, June 8
This #WorldOceansDay, in support of ART 2030 and
the United Nations, we share artworks that call to
action for our ocean.
Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83
#ArtforaHealthyPlanet #ArtforGlobalGoals @UnitedNations
Captions for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ‘Surrounded Islands’ on Earth DayChristo and Jeanne-Claude’s ‘Surrounded Islands’ on Earth Day:
The planet is on the brink of a climate catastrophe, and the window to avert it is closing rapidly. Right now, we have to do everything we can to heal and restore our planet for future generations.
This #EarthDay, in support of ART 2030 and the United Nations, we share artworks that inspire us to take action for a healthy planet.
One of the most spectacular projects ever realised by Christo and Jeanne-Claude is Surrounded Islands (1980-1983). Changing the actual face of the natural environment, the artist duo created a delicate symbiotic connection between art, city, and nature, without damaging the nature in any way.
11 man-made islands in the Greater Miami region, which were mainly being misused for dumping garbage, were surrounded with 60 hectares of pink woven polypropylene fabric. The colour was considered a poetic companion to the tropical vegetation of the uninhabited grassy islands, the light of the Miami sky, and the colours of the surrounding water.
According to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, at its core, “Surrounded Islands was a work of art underlining the various elements and ways in which the people of Miami live, between land and water.”
Surrounded Islands is as magnetic and relevant today as it ever was. The intriguing pink shapes are suggesting new ways of seeing and relating to the familiar. This is truly needed if we are to change the way we inhabit our planet.