The Art of Conservation

Iwan Wirth and Haley Mellin talk with Tania Bryer about sustainability in the art world

The permanent conservation of 600 acres of cloud forest was supported with Jenny Holzer’s edition ‘All Things are Delicately Connected’ for Earth Day 2020. Photo: Art to Acres

  • 2 March 2021

Gustav Metzger, Supportive (detail), 1965-1966/2011 © The Estate of Gustav Metzger and The Gustav Metzger Foundation. Courtesy MAC Lyon. Photo: Blaise Adilon

The multi-purpose art center in rural Somerset is a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the landscape. Photo: Jason Ingram

Learn more about Hauser & Wirth’s sustainability commitment and appointment of the first global Head of Environmental Sustainability who will drive measures to align with goals set forth by The Paris Climate Agreement of the United Nations, including the introduction of a ‘carbon budget’ for each gallery project worldwide.

Haley Mellin is an artist and conservationist who founded the Art to Acres initiative to support permanent large-scale land conservation. She supported the first carbon-neutral exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Guggenheim.

Iwan Wirth is president and co-founder of Hauser & Wirth, first opened in Zurich in 1992.

Tania Bryer is a British broadcaster who is affiliated with global television network CNBC. She is host and executive producer of the series CNBC Meets with Tania Bryer and is a regular presenter of The CNBC Conversation.