Creators facing the climate emergency X Ocean Space/TBA21 : Francesca Bornemisza-Thyssen, Sonia Levy, Jane da Mosto & Markus Reymann
How to save Venice?
Venice is a place of unique cultural heritage at risk from climate change, but also a symbol of the art world and its environmental inertia. How are artists and researchers collaborating to protect the city, as well as marine ecosystems worldwide?
On the occasion of the Venice Biennal and in partnership with TBA21/Ocean Space, Nathalie Guiot invites Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Sonia Levy, Jane da Mosto, and Markus Reymann.
Thursday 14 April, from 7pm to 8pm CET
Digital conversation held in English, moderated by Stefano Vendramin
A few words about the speakers:
-Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza is the Founder and Chair of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21). Driven by a belief in the power of art to serve as an agent of change, she has supported artists throughout her career in the production and creation of new work that fuels engagement with the most pressing issues of our times.
-Sonia Levy's inquiry-led practice considers shifting modes of engagement with more-than-human worlds in light of prevailing earthly precarity. Her work operates at the confluence of diverse knowledge practices tending to the reweaving of multispecies worlds.
-Jane da Mosto is an environmental scientist and activist based in Venice, co-founder of the NGO We are here Venice. Operating across many different disciplines, WahV has a mission to change the future of the city, highlighting the need to protect the lagoon and rebuild a more resilient resident population.
-Markus Reymann is Director of TBA21–Academy, a non-profit cultural organisation he co-founded in 2011 that fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange surrounding the most urgent ecological, social, and economic issues facing the Oceans today.