Arts

The Artivism Challenge

An educational competition using visual arts to raise awareness about critical issues impacting our ocean.

 

During Art Basel Miami (December 6-10, 2017), Oceanic Global collaborated with art marketplace Alpha’a Inc. to host the Artivism Challenge, a competition using visual arts to raise awareness for the threats facing our ocea while addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal #14 (“conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”).

 

Emerging and established artists created art pieces to address one of the following critical issues: sea level rise, ocean dead-zones, overfishing, coral bleaching, and plastic pollution, and the need for more marine protected areas. A judging panel including Dustin Yellin, Susan Rockefeller, Aaron Levi Garvey, Doumi Busturia, Alexandre Arrechea and Zaria Forman selected winning pieces which were then displayed at our venue partner, one of Mana Contemporary’s newly opened gallery spaces in Miami, the Mana Wynwood Convention Center.

 

The Artivism event surrounding Art Basel Miami also included a beach cleanup on the Miami shoreline. Plastic from the cleanup was then used to create an art installation at our Artivism exhibit. In conjunction, upcycled jewelry pieces created by Parson School of Design students were on display.

 

Other college partners that contributed to this project include RISD, Suffolk University, University of Iowa, and Escola.

 

Winning prints are available for purchase on Alpha’a Inc’s website! All proceeds benefit Oceanic Global’s educational programs.

 

WINNING PIECES BY CATEGORY FOR PURCHASE:

Sea Level Rise

Plastic Pollution

Overfishing  

Coral Bleaching

Ocean Dead-Zones

Marine Protected Areas

The Artivism event surrounding Art Basel Miami also included a beach cleanup on the Miami shoreline, plastic from which was used to create an art installation at our Artivism exhibit, highlighting the magnitude of the marine plastic pollution issue! In conjunction, up-cycled jewelry pieces created by Parson School of Design students were on display. Other college partners that contributed to this project include RISD, Suffolk University, University of Iowa, and Escola.