Singularity Group and Possible X launch the Impact Art movement in support of Earth Day 2022
The first magnificent sculpture in the series, Kintsugi Aurea, supports this year’s Earth Day theme, “Investing in our planet”, while bringing visibility to the United Nations’ SDG 13: “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” . The sculpture was created by the founder of Possible X Roksana Ciurysek-Gedirartist, financier and chair of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak Global Advisors in collaboration with visual artist Kas Galos.
The first sculpture is a 200cm diameter (almost 6.5ft) recycled stainless steel globe with an ocean green mirror finish. The sculpture is inspired by blue marble, one of the most powerful images of Earth taken by the Apollo 17 crew showing a world without borders, and the Japanese art of mending broken pieces of pottery with gold or silver, known as Kintsugi.
The sculpture debuted at COP 26the United Nations conference on climate change held in Glasgow in November 2021 and is currently exhibited in London in the inner temple gardens. Additional sculptures from the Impact Art Movement, which will also include NFTs (non-fungible tokens), will be added to the collection and displayed in key locations around the world. Over time, other artists will be invited to contribute to the Impact Art movement by using the original concept canvas and contributing their interpretations.
In addition, the Impact Art Movement supports other organizations including Forest One, an impact initiative of Therme One Healthand Suggested, a citizen organization committed to making the restoration of biodiversity simple, shareable and societal transformative. A QR code on Kintsugi Aurea takes visitors to a website to donate to Therme One Health GoFundMe campaign for the restoration of ecosystems through sustainable forestry practices.
Commenting on the launch, Roksana Ciurysek-Gedirsaid, “As an artist, I believe that art is one of the most powerful means we have to raise awareness of critical issues and drive change. The first sculpture in the series helps us visualize beauty and fragility of our planet, repaired with gold to create an even more precious and resilient world through its scars.Despite the challenges we face today, I firmly believe that it is not too late to take action, and I call on businesses, nonprofits and other artists to join me in this effort to drive positive change.”
According to Erik Andersona decarbonization industry leader and executive chairman of the Singularity Group, “The Impact Art Movement is an impressive way to change minds and help educate the world about 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 greatest challenges. We are proud to present Aurea, the world’s first sculpture, and look forward to supporting more future innovative works of art.
Kas Galos added, “This installation is so special to me, for so many reasons, but most importantly, it shows the power of Kintsugi and the path that leads from Broken to Beautiful. What a hopeful thought that resonates with so many between us. “
Singularity Group sponsored the first sculpture in the Impact Art Movement series and will continue to champion future pieces relating to the company’s focus on the SDGs and the convergence of exponential technologies.
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On Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir
Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir is an artist, entrepreneur, film producer and financier with a passion for sustainability and forward-looking innovations. She is Chair of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak Global Advisors, Founder of Possible X and Global Advisor to CEOs. She uses art, technology and her knowledge of the financial world to change mindsets and challenge the status quo.
As a financier, Roksana has 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, wealth management and investment banking. She was Deputy CEO, Vice President of the Management of Bank Pekao SA in Polandand held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Edmond de RothschildMerrill Lynch, JPMorgan and EBRD.
As an artist, Roksana is fascinated by the relationship between art, design and technology. Since discovering Kintsugi, a Japanese philosophy and art form, it has been featured prominently in her works, from photography on aluminum with diamonds to sculpture. Roksana is also artist in residence for Fabergé, where she explores the complex relationship between luxury, contemporary art and sustainability. She has collaborated with well-known artists such as Terry O’Neill, and her art has been exhibited around the world, including at the International Art Exhibition of Azerbaijan in 2010, Serpentine Pavilion at London in 2019, the World Economic Forum 2018-2020 as well as the Saudi Cup 2020.
In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Newsweek Poland Award for her efforts in deepening Anglo-Polish relations, alongside the Polish president in exile. Ryszard Kaczorowski and historian Norman Davies. In 2014, she was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
She is a CFA® charter holder, YPO member, and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in management and economics from Gdansk Technical University, Poland.
About Kas Galos
Kas is a visual artist whose professional journey as an art director has introduced her to commercial projects around the world. A fascination with all that art is and can be has led her to evolve into a person who chooses to communicate in an artistic language.
Fascinated by the culture, heritage and philosophy of Japan left a permanent mark on his design style and attitude towards life. Whereas in Kyotoshe discovered the Kintsugi philosophy for the first time, and it continues to inspire her.
About the Singularity Group
Singularity Group is a global impact organization looking to the future to help leaders better understand how exponential technology will shape businesses and societies in the years to come. Through a deeper understanding of the accelerating pace of change and the role technology plays in it, these leaders are creating tremendous positive impact that improves the well-being of people and the health of the planet. Over the past decade, Singularity has worked with more than 75,000 leaders from businesses, nonprofits, governments, investors, and universities. With 250,000 impact-minded innovators across the Singularity Network, 125 chapters and partners on six continents, and a strong digital presence, Singularity Group reaches millions of people every month. The organization has launched more than 5,000 social impact initiatives and its alumni have created more than 200 businesses. For more information, visit https://su.org.
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