Sunday, February 11, 2007

Greening Fine Art

epOxybOx in Venice presents "Found: the Greening of Fine Art", a superb exhibit with artwork made of recycled, reclaimed and reformatted material. Featuring 4 eco-artists, the show is set in two rooms, opening on Dianna Cohen's colorful plastic bag wall pieces, and Basil Tantaros' lamps using recycled objects.
The second room features metal scupltures by Carolyn Mendoza, and Diana Wong's organic creations.
The green movement is picking up momentum -- including in the art, architecture and design areas. But it's the first time a show presents works that stand as true art, as opposed to mere experimentation. Beautiful work. Beautifully presented. Thoroughly zen. Related:
- Beyond Green: towards a sustainable art
- IHT on sustainability in design
- Libération on the greening of French culture
photos LA Frog