Pam Longobardi’s new book Ocean Gleaning features her plastic-based artworks as well as logs of ocean waste sourced by 75 contributors.
The Artist Painting Icons of Earth’s Endangered Species
Angela Manno applies her knowledge of Byzantine iconography to memorialize the fauna and flora whose days are threatened or already past.
Art Between Land and Self
How do we consider land-inspired art in an age when huge swaths of our shared world are being clear cut, mined, drilled, and desertified?
Did Air Pollution Inspire Impressionism?
A new study posits that rising smog levels in 19th-century London and Paris likely played a role in blurring the lines of realism.
British Museum Pledges “Net-Zero Carbon” Despite Big Oil Funding
It’s unclear whether the London institution will renew its contract with the oil and gas giant British Petroleum when it expires in 2023.
Paintings of Half-Submerged Animals Foretell an Unsettling Future
Lisa Ericson renders her real-world subjects beautifully, but the situations in which we find them are uncanny, menacing, and unexpected.
As the World Burns, Museum Leaders “Deeply Shaken” by Climate Protests
MoMA’s Glenn Lowry, the Brooklyn Museum’s Anne Pasternak, and 90 others signed a statement condemning recent actions targeting protected artworks.
Karachi Biennale Artists Address Pakistan’s Devastating Floods
Rashid Rana and Amin Rehman trace the roots of the climate crisis back to human mismanagement and the government’s lack of investment.
Activists Who Targeted “Girl With a Pearl Earring” Get Jail Time
A member of the activist group Last Generation called the Dutch court’s verdict “disgusting.”
The Latest Climate Protests, Ranked
Since the trend is getting a little repetitive — though its message no less urgent — we got a little creative and ranked this weekend’s interventions. Using soup cans, of course.🥫
A Joyous Carnival to Celebrate David Graeber’s Lasting Legacy
Artists gathered for the launch of the new David Graeber Institute, which will oversee the scholar’s archive of unpublished texts and pursue projects around climate change, debt, labor, and war.
Climate Activists Give Monet’s “Grainstacks” a Mashed Potato Facial
Germany’s Barberini Museum is the latest institution hit by the burgeoning food-on-masterpieces trend of climate activism.