#CreateArtForEarth with Swoon & Judy Chicago & Jane Fonda/ Dispatch From Isolation # 37

Judy Chicago, Jane Fonda and Swoon are teaming up for a Global Open Call to #CreateArtForEarth, and the hashtag is picking up speed quickly.

“There are so many ways that art will be part of how we survive this climate crisis and the current pandemic, from helping us work through paralyzing fears so that we can act constructively, to keeping our hearts and minds inspired by what matters, and even using the creative process to tackle tangible solutions. I’m such a believer that the first step to action is an act of imagination.”

 – Swoon 

Swoon. “Healing Arises in Slowness” 2020 (photo courtesy of Swoon)

Working side by side with Greenpeace USA, National Museum of Women in the Arts and $FireDrillFridays invite you to join the launch of #CreateArtforEarth – a global initiative to encourage art that addresses the climate crisis and hopes to inspires action.

Plastic arts, songs, performance, poems, – all are encouraged. Just follow the hash tag to see where you can participate. #CreateArtforEarth

Judy Chicago. Stranded 2019 MAGE: Judy Chicago, Stranded from “The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction” (2016). Photo by ©Donald Woodman/ARS, New York

“Over the last few decades, we have witnessed the melting of the Arctic ice; the warming of the oceans; massive wildfires; dramatic changes in weather patterns; the extinction of hundreds of living creatures; and now, the coronavirus which is upending human behavior all over the planet, causing the disruption of economic systems at a level never seen before and death for many thousands of people. The most pressing issue for us today are the conditions out of which these dire occurrences have happened, which artists can help illuminate if they start addressing what matters in understandable modes.”
 – Judy Chicago 

On Thursday, April 30th, at 1:00 PM MST @Hansulrichobrist and I will be in conversation with on @SerpentineUK account for an Instagram Live. Join us as discuss the global creative campaign ‘Create Art For Earth’ and my involvement in Serpentine’s #BackToEarth project.

#CreateArtForEarth is a collaboration between @judy.chicago, @janefonda, @swoonhq, @HansUlrichObrist @serpentineuk, @greenpeaceusa, @firedrillfriday and @womeninthearts

Image credit:
“On Fire; Judy Chicago”, 2020
© Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo © Donald Woodman/ARS, New York