Artists honor the oceans on the Blue Minds exhibition in west London

Art lovers and supporters of marine conservation will get their money’s worth at the upcoming Blue Minds exhibition in London. As an artist-led collective of 26 world-leading contemporary creatives, Blue Minds creates the ocean as an endless source of inspiration and underscores why a healthy ocean is so important. This fully immersive show features soundscapes, photography, installations, paintings, wearable art stamps, ceramics, films, sculptures, workshops, conversations, interactive media and discussion rooms.

Inspired by the tireless work of marine biologists and in collaboration with the Blue Marine Foundation, the Blue Minds exhibition highlights the common ground between artists and scientists. Both have a deep, constant observation of their subject; both want to alert us to problems like overfishing and pollution, and both use creativity to find solutions and give us hope. While science gives us the tools to understand the complexity behind the beauty of nature’s integrated systems – such as the ocean’s “Hope Points” documented in the film Blue Mission – art enables us to transcend our feelings expressing the world and providing a connection point for the observer.

White shaman’s coat – hand painted by Aigana Gali

Blue Minds asks two central questions: Why are we separated and how can artists help us find creative solutions for marine conservation? “When we look at art like the surface of the sea – a beautiful mirror of the world – then the creative process can be compared to what happens under the waves. There, in this hidden space of trial and error, observation and design, we find solutions for a sustainable future, ”said curator Nico.

The world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and wetlands are collectively known as blue space and cover 71% of our planet. Your health and biodiversity is crucial for our physical and mental wellbeing. The role of the ocean in regulating the earth’s climate is increasingly being understood, as is the extent to which the extraction of life from the ocean affects its ability to absorb CO2 and release oxygen. Restoring life in the ocean is vital to the future of humanity.

A nice collaboration between Elisabetta and Ania Guillaume

Blue Minds offers an outstanding selection of artists co-curated by AH Studios, Julia Campbell-Carter and Nico Earle, including: Mariele Neudecker, Anne de Carbuccia, Andrea Hamilton, Marcus Lyon, Emma Critchley, Bridget Smith, Gregor Hildebrandt, Callum Innes , Phillip Hunt, Carola Dixon, Gideon Rubin, Anna Barriball, Emma Elliott, Kate Braine, Renelio Marin, Jordi Raga, Crystal Fischetti, Karolina Woolf and Dawit Abebe.

Fresh from the successful Light Works Show at AH Studio, they will be accompanied by painter Aigana Gali and Fine Wearable Art from Elisabetta Cipriani Gallery, with Maya Sanbar creating an immersive experience for this show and Stories of Art, which will give two lectures. What these artists share is the love for our blue spaces and the obligation to document or react to the invisible or hidden.

Elisabetta Cipriani and Frank Stella Ring

The Blue Minds exhibition runs from June 24th to July 6th and 15% of the exhibition proceeds go to the Blue Marine Foundation. Government health and safety advice will be followed and all visitors are requested to wear face covering while in the gallery. Expect free entry to the gallery, but booking is essential for the program of events, see the program of events here:

June 24th: opening
25th June, 11.30 a.m .: Curatorial talk with the artists Emma Critchley and Mariele Neudecker,
June 28th, 11 a.m .: Art stories with Elisabetta Cipriani Wearable Art
June 29th, 11 a.m .: Conversation with Emma Elliot
June 29th, 5 p.m .: Blue Marine Foundation Event / Conversation with Jasmine Harrison about her amazing dispute over the Atlantic in support of the Blue Marine Foundation in February. Sponsored by Catherine Prevost and Chene Bleu
June 30th: Talking art stories
July 1, 5-7 p.m .: Ben Goldsmith CEO Menhaden can co-founder of the WHEB Group
2nd July, 12 noon: conversation with the artist Marcus Lyon
5th July: Workshop for art experiences
July 6th: Workshop for art experiences

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June 24th – July 6th 2021
BLUE MINDS Gallery, 127 Sloane Street, SW1 X9AS
BLUE MINDS Screenings at AH Studio, 68 Kinnerton Street, SW1 X8ER
In collaboration with the Blue Marine Foundation.

The picture shown shows wearable art by Elisabetta Cipriani and Ai Weiwei.

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