Katja Loher: Where was Green born (video still, part of the exhibition "EN DIÁLOGO CON LA MAR")
ARTPORT_making waves is an international curators collective that raises awareness of current social and political issues worldwide through theme-oriented exhibitions, performance projects, workshops, residency programs, and artists collaborations.
ARTPORT_making waves aims at creating sustainable networks of artists, curators, galleries, art collectors, and critics to promote a true globalization of the artistic discourse, giving a voice to promising artists from all over the world. At the same time, ARTPORT_making waves encourages the cross-fertilization of art, science, and politics. The collaborative programs will bring forward new and exciting ways to inspire positive changes across borders.
The first project series of ARTPORT_making waves explores artists’ responses to Climate Change, its causes, effects, and solutions. How do artists reflect on the drastic ecological shifts that cause an increasing number of natural disasters like hurricanes, droughts, floods, and diseases? How can artists make a difference? How can they create awareness among the general public, and influence the political will to introduce changes in policies and education? What are the different approaches worldwide and how can we create synergies?
ARTPORT_making waves was founded in 2006 by two international curators, Corinne Erni and Anne-Marie Melster. ARTPORT_making waves is based in Valencia, Spain and New York City. ARTPORT is incorporated as a non-for-profit organization in Spain. It is also a fiscally sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. NYFA receives tax-deductible donations in the U.S. on behalf of ARTPORT.
SATURDAY, 31/08, 2:30 pm, Entrance Hall of the Museu do Meio Ambiente - Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the entrance of the Environmental Museum at the Botanical Garden, the inauguration of the presentation of the short video art series COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT I, II AND III. The series will be screened continuously until September 6th.
SATURDAY, 31/08, 5 pm, Museu do Meio Ambiente - Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Outdoor Thinking Series at the Botanical Gardens - roundtable about “The Audiovisual as a Tool for Transformation”. At the outdoor tent, the chat will be coordinated by filmmaker Silvio Da-Rin, gathering the American documentary filmmaker Chris Paine; the coordinator of NIMA (Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment at PUC-RJ), Luíz Felipe Guanaes; José Solla, diplomat, adjunct secretary of Rio+20, where he also organized the film showcase: "Rio+20: Sustainability in 24 frames”; and Anne-Marie Melster, German, co-founder and director of ARTPORT_making waves.