ENVIRONMENT

Flying to the End of the World
 Julian Charrière, The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories I , 2013 © Julian Charrière; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany. Courtesy DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin

“At the opening of this year’s Venice Biennale, a friend of mine heard a well-known artist ruminate that “the opening parties aren’t what they used to be. They’re smaller: lavish indulgence now seems in bad taste.” Might not the same logic apply to the whole rigmarole in general? How tasteful is it to dump exorbitant quantities of carbon (and other warming particulate matter) into the air for a few days of networking and Aperol- binging – a kind of drunken industry conference, for which the actual artwork inevitably becomes a tragically exhausting backdrop?”

 

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