Parley for the Oceans

PARLEY IS THE SPACE WHERE CREATORS, THINKERS, AND LEADERS COME TOGETHER TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE BEAUTY AND FRAGILITY OF OUR OCEANS AND COLLABORATE ON PROJECTS THAT CAN END THEIR DESTRUCTION.

In 2013 Reiner Opoku became the founding partner of the environmental collaboration network Parley for the Oceans, an initiative by Cyrill Gutsch and Lea Stepken deeply rooted within the design and art world and driven by the creative industry. 

Together with Charlotte Desaga, Reiner is responsible for Parley’s art projects which include artists’ editions as well as museum and gallery collaborations. Over the years they have substantially helped Parley to raise global awareness for the need to protect the oceans.

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PARLEY OCEAN BAGS

Parley joins forces with renowned contemporary artists to launch upcycled Artist Series Parley Ocean Bags. Each purchase supports our global cleanups in 28 countries and counting

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PARLEY X UTÖPIA ARTIST FLAGS:

JULIO LE PARC

We teamed up with Utöpia and renowned contemporary artist Julio Le Parc to create a limited edition artist flag in support of the movement

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ARTIST SURFBOARD EDITION

The ongoing limited edition series of artist surfboards is a collaboration between Parley and world-renowed contemporary artists. It benefits Parley's Global Clean Up Network - a global alliance to end marine plastic pollution.

Participating artists: Ed Ruscha, Katharina Grosse, Rosemarie Trockel, Keiichi Tanaami

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PARLEY X NIGEL COOKE

Contemporary British artist Nigel Cooke has created a limited-edition print in support of Parley, marking the start of an ongoing collaborative partnership

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PARLEY X VIK MUNIZ

For Parley for the Oceans, Vik Muniz created the limited photo edition 'Paisagem'

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PARLEY COLLECTIVE X VORTIC

12 leading contemporary art galleries from around the world have joined forces to raise funds for Parley’s Global Cleanup Network through a series

of virtual art exhibitions

Images on this page: courtesy of Parley for the Oceans - Nigel Cooke, Guillaume Ziccarelli / Julio Le Parc, Vik Muniz