Vik Muniz - Bee, 2016

Between 18 October and 8 November, those visiting Guerlain’s historic Paris boutique will be invited to view an exhibition from 20 global artists looking at the state of the natural world.

Gaïa, what are you becoming? is a collection of 30 works in tribute to Gaia, goddess of the Earth in the Greek pantheon, which calls for reflection on the state of the environment in the wake of climate change.

The exhibition encompasses installation art, photography, paintings and video which are spread over three floors in Guerlain House.

Russel Crotty - The Cape
Russell Crotty – The Cape, 2010 © Tous droits réservés

‘Much more than just a fleeting fad, the need to care for the environment and protect the planet is something that we’re all (finally) starting to grasp. In the field of visual arts, interactions between the artist and the natural world are the very basis of the practice of representation.’ said Caroline Messensee, exhibition curator.

Artists involved in the exhibition include:

  • Allora & Calzadilla
  • Julian Charrière
  • Ali Cherri
  • Russell Crotty
  • Mark Dion
  • Chen Duxi
  • Andy Goldsworthy
  • Max Hooper Schneider
  • Eva Jospin
  • Clay Ketter
  • Neil Lang
  • Ibrahim Mahama
  • Kate MccGwire
  • Fabrice Monteiro
  • Vik Muniz
  • Otobong Nkanga
  • Lucy & Jorge Orta
  • Sigismond de Vajay
  • Douglas White
  • Li Xin