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Artstamp is proudly to announce a new Artstamp for C40 during to the next COP 21 meeting in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015.
Artstamp is a project initiated by the Danish artist and gallerist Sam Jedig in 2007. By making his own stamps as well as inviting other artist to do stamps Jedig has revitalised a medium of communication that in the age of the Internet seems like an anachronism. Not only that, he has revitalised it as a platform for creative expression.
Measured with a traditional ruler, Artstamp is arguably the world’s smallest exhibition space. However, in terms of distribution it can be argued that Artstamp is potentially the world’s largest exhibition space. Putting into both poetic and political play this double quality of being a small object and global means of communication is the concept behind Artstamp.
For C40 Sam Jedig has made a stamp depicting a globe of planet Earth. At first it looks like a traditional globe but then one notices that the image of a city has been superimposed on the blue and green surface. The fact that more and more people are living in cities is becoming a bigger and bigger burden to our climate and the stamp points to this difficult situation and offer it as a challenge and open question to the delegates of the C40 meeting.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 75 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 550+ million people and one quarter of the global economy.
CITIES ARE A LEADING FORCE ON CLIMATE ACTION
Cities are where the future happens first. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now
in its 10th year, connects more than 75 of the world’s greatest cities, representing 500+
million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is
focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas
emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic
opportunities of urban citizens.
The C40 Artstamp is produced in 8500 copies