Art projects related to environmental sustainability

FIT (freie internationale tankstelle), by Dida Zende


Artist: Dida Zende Title:  FIT (freie internationale tankstelle) Year created: 2003-ongoing Location: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, USA. Materials: Old gas station, curation What is the piece’s impact? Converted several abandoned gas stations into to creative spaces. Actively looking for new spaces…

7000 Oaks, by Joseph Beuys


Artist: Joseph Beuys Title:  7000 Eichen – Stadtverwaldung statt Stadtverwaltung (7000 Oaks – City Forestation Instead of City Administration) Year created: 1982-1987 Location: Kassel, Germany Materials: Trees, basalt stone What is the piece’s impact? This project led to the planting of seven thousand trees in Kassel.…

Rock Garden of Chandigarh, by Nek Chand


Artist: Nek Chand Title: Rock Garden of Chandigarh Year created: 1957 – 1976 Location: Chandigarh, India Materials: local industrial and residential waste. What is the piece’s impact? As a result of the artistic intervention on this site, in 1976 the park was inaugurated as a public…

Mandela Artscape, by Susan Leibovitz Steinman


Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman Title: Mandela Artscape   Year created: 1998-1999 Location: West Oakland, USA Materials: Used freeway materials and (mostly) native California. plants. What is the piece’s impact? The project was rooted in a quest to create local jobs, develop new skills and training. It resulted in…