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Climate change is the greatest danger facing us. The global temperature is rising continuously, thereby threatening life on earth as we know it. There is a consensus that if we are to stop our climate from changing countries need to work together on a global scale, which is what the 26th United Nations climate change conference, COP 26, aims to achieve. COP 26 will take place from 31.10– 12.11.2021 in Glasgow. Representatives of 196 countries come together to find solutions to keep the global temperature in reach of 1,5 degree Celsius, protect natural habitats and help communities to adapt to the consequences of the changing climate.
On the occasion of the COP26 UK artists, galleries and museums decided to unite within the Art For Your World campaign. The campaign was initiated by the Artwise collective to mobilise and connect the world of art in the combat against global warming. For that purpose, numerous infamous museums, such as the Tate Modern, and The Modern Art Oxford will cover their building in green colour. Besides, many artists in support of the Art For Your World campaign are committed to donating some revenue of their art words revenue to support the WWF projects, such as protecting habitats and species, replanting seagrass meadows in UK waters, supporting sustainable lifestyles, tackling deforestation and restoring forests. Luxiders introduces you to four remarkable artists, committed to the cause of the Art For Your World campaign.
The British artist and graduate from the Royal College of Art, Jadé Fadojutimi, is renowned for her abstract art on large canvases in which she explores identity and the environment. Her artworks are lively, strong and layered. Her brushstrokes are sometimes crude, sometimes delicate but always confident. Fadojutimi’s pieces invite one to an explorative journey full of endless discoveries.
Heather Phillipson is a British visual artist who has a wide artistic interest ranging from media over music to large-scale installations- Phillipson has exhibited her work in numerous solo exhibitions at museums, such as the Tate Modern in London. For the Art For Your World campaign, the artist has created a limited edition print depicting seahorses on a cardboard canvas. The fragility of her canvas is symbolic in many ways. The print is worth 595 pounds and its revenue will be used to restore and replant seagrass meadows in the UK.
Sir Anish Kapoor is a prominent British-Indian artist who is specialized in installation and conceptual art. He was knighted in 2013 for his contributions to the visual arts. His work reaches from “bloody” installations to a sculpture, which his fans fondly refer to as the “bean tower” over to art pieces with feminine implications.
Vera Lutter is a German artist, who focuses on projections, video-sound installations, and photography. She is known for her experimental digital art and fascination for light, which is emphasized by the black and white nature of her artworks. Her art illuminates often urban architectural shapes in new ways. It is certainly easy to get carried away by her pieces.