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DONATEIN GRAU AND EMANUELE COCCIA IN CONVERSATION ABOUT ARTIST PAUL MCCARTHY TOMORROW FROM 7:30PM at the Monnaie de Paris, Paris +

DONATEIN GRAU AND EMANUELE COCCIA IN CONVERSATION ABOUT ARTIST PAUL MCCARTHY TOMORROW FROM 7:30PM at the Monnaie de Paris, Paris

In conjunction with his current show "Chocolate Factory", Monnaie de Paris will be holding weekly talks about artist Paul McCarthy that will seek to explore the vast territory opened up by his wide-reaching work. The conversations will be led by Donatien Grau on a weekly basis with leading figures from many different fields, and provide a prismatic image of the work while providing introductions to such diverse themes as Los Angeles art, Ancient numismatics, contemporary philosophy, and Italian Renaissance sculpture. All conversations will be broadcasted live on twitter. Tomorrow sees Grau in coversation with Emanuele Coccia, Associate professor at EHESS. Proceeding discussions will be with Tristan Garcia, Olivier Zahm, Sylvie Damiens, Michel Amandry, Bernard Blistène, Neville Rowley, Israel Rosenfield, and Philippe Artières. The weekly talks will take place until January 22nd at Monnaie de Paris 11, Quai de Conti - 75006 Paris. Click here for more information. Photo Joshua White

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Inland ice from Greenland, City Hall Square, Copenhagen GALLERY

SUPPORT "ICE WATCH" BY OLAFUR ELIASSON AND MINIK ROSING NOW in Copenhagen City Hall Square, Copenhagen

From today, one hundred tonnes of inland ice from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, will be melting in Copenhagen City Hall Square. I have realised the project, called Ice Watch, with my good friend, geologist Minik Rosing, from the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

What remains of the ice blocks will be removed on Wednesday, 29 October, and distributed to twelve local schools in Copenhagen.

With Ice Watch, we hope to direct attention to the publication of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report on the Climate, to be published following the IPCC panel gathering that starts tomorrow in Copenhagen. As an artist, I am interested in how we give knowledge a body. What does a thought feel like, and how can felt knowledge encourage action? The inland ice gone astray makes the climate challenges we are facing tangible. I hope that people will touch the ice in City Hall Square and be touched by it. Most everyone acknowledges that climate change is a fact. Temperatures are rising. The ice is melting. Sea levels are rising. But what are we doing?

Today we have access to reliable data that shed light on what will happen and what can be done. Let’s appreciate this unique opportunity – we, the world, must and can act now. Let’s transform climate knowledge into climate action.

You will find a full account of our thoughts by downloading Ice, Art, and Being Human here — an English translation of the kronik printed in the Danish newspaper Politiken.

Let’s be ambitious about the climate. We are all part of the ‘global we’; we must all work together to ensure a stable climate for future generations. Text and photo Olafur Eliasson

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MORE SAD NEWS: MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHER RENÉ BURRI HAS DIED AGED 81 +

MORE SAD NEWS: MAGNUM PHOTOGRAPHER RENÉ BURRI HAS DIED AGED 81

Legendary Swiss photographer René Burri, celebrated for his iconic portraits of Che Guevara, died on Monday in Zurich aged 81 after a long illness. Photo Olivier Zahm

In 2012 we had the privilege to interview him at his studio in Ivry-Sur-Seine for our 20th anniversary Purple Fashion issue. Click here to read

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COME AND MEET OLIVIER ZAHM FOR HIS O.Z. DIARY BOOK SIGNING THIS THURSDAY FROM 5-7PM at Dover Street Market, London +

COME AND MEET OLIVIER ZAHM FOR HIS O.Z. DIARY BOOK SIGNING THIS THURSDAY FROM 5-7PM at Dover Street Market, London

Olivier Zahm will be signing his new book with us at Dover Street Market London this Thursday, 16th October. It is Frieze week and Thursday is the annual Open House event at DSM. Free food and drink at Rose Bakery and events on every floor including an appearance by Walter van Beirendonck on 2nd and Ann Demeulemeester installation on ground.

Ahead of of the signing you can reserve a copy of O.Z. Diary for Olivier Zahm to sign and Dover Street Market can ship to anywhere in the world. Email info@idea-books.com to preorder your signed copy.

Text Idea Books and photo Olivier Zahm