How the Impact Art Movement plans to bring visibility to the UN SDG's

Singularity Group
Apr 22, 2022

Unbeknownst to some, art really can be thought-provoking, moving and have a global impact if you pay closer attention. Art can transcend time, cultures and even languages as it can tell a different story to each person who admires and appreciates the work of the artist who made something beautiful out of nothing. But in a world full of “noise,” how exactly can art impact some of the world’s real problems? 

As human beings, we tend to lean more towards visual stimulation and more often are incredible visual learners. So what better way to dig a little deeper and touch the human spirit than with visual art pieces like sculptures? The depictions conveyed by sculptures are a visible manifestation of an otherwise abstract world. It can bring very real issues and make them tangible, almost magnifying whatever the artist wants to translate. Sculptures demand attention, which is why they are often so hard to ignore. Isn’t that the goal? That is where authentic learning begins– genuine, unadulterated attention just from seeing something from a different perspective. Today, The Singularity Group and Possible X announced the Impact Art Movement, which aims to shift mindsets, educate and mobilize resources by bringing attention to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through art.

The first sculpture in the series, Kintsugi Aurea, supports the United Nation’s SDG 13 (Climate Action), which aims to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” It was built by Possible X founder Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir, in collaboration with visual artist Kas Galos. The art piece is reminiscent of and inspired by the “Blue Marble,” one of the most powerful images of the Earth taken by the Apollo 17 crew showing a borderless world. The piece also pays cultural tribute to the Japanese art of mending broken pottery pieces with gold or silver, known as Kintsugi. 

Singularity Group sponsored the first sculpture and continues to champion future pieces as they relate to the company’s focus on SDGs and the convergence of exponential technologies. This includes works also inspired by technologies like NFTs (non-fungible tokens), artificial intelligence, etc. Over time, artists from across the globe will be invited to contribute their work and perspective to the Impact Art Movement by using the canvas of the original concept and providing their interpretations. 

According to Erik Anderson, a leader in the decarbonization industry and Executive Chairman of Singularity Group, “the Impact Art Movement is an impressive way to shift mindsets and help educate the world on climate change and the immediate need for clean energy. Our mission at Singularity is to engage the global community and use exponential technologies and innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. We are proud to curate Aurea, the first sculpture, and look forward to supporting future innovative pieces of art.”

Art has pushed through unprecedented boundaries over the years as a beacon of hope for people all around the world, and Singularity’s involvement with the Impact Art Movement is another way we aim to shift mindsets and prepare the world for positive, purpose-filled global change.