Tenth anniversary of the association COAL



At 16:30 p.m .: Ten years of art and ecology
Meeting with personalities of the culture animated by Olivier Lerude, Assistant to the Senior official for sustainable development at the Ministry of Culture.

Ten years ago, France launched the decisions resulting from the Grenelle de l'Environnement and the States were preparing the 14th COP in Poland, in Poznan. Ten years later, the COP24 is again in Poland, in Katowice. 2007 was in its time, like 2017, the second warmest year in a century, while over the same period endangered nesting birds in Europe went from a quarter to a third of endangered species. Last year, however, in Europe the solar-wind-biomass triptych overtook coal in the Union's electricity production. 

What about this ecological transition on the artistic scene? On the occasion of the ten years of COAL, this meeting looks back on the beginnings and the evolution of a real movement. Nathalie Blanc will exhibit in particular her research published in her book Form, art, and environment: engaging in sustainability (Routledge) from the fund of projects gathered at different editions of the COAL Award.

At 18h: Ceremony of the COAL Prize Art and Environment 2018

The COAL Prize supports artists who, throughout the world, testify, imagine and experiment with solutions for transforming territories, lifestyles, organizations and modes of production, new imaginations, common heritage in development, positive, optimistic framework and necessary for everyone to find the means and the motivation to implement changes towards a more sustainable and just world. For the ten years of the COAL association, the presentation of the ten projects nominated by the artists in the running is made public, as well as the revelation of the winner by a jury of personality from art and ecology.

To 19h30: Antarctica World Passport
Action of the artists Lucy + Jorge Orta on the occasion of the COAL 2018 Award Ceremony

Since the circulation of the first world edition of the Antarctic Universal Passport in 2007 by the artists Lucy + Jorge Orta, more than 50000 citizens around the world pledged to become members of this Universal Antarctic Community, symbol of the unification of universal citizens. Each visitor will be issued a passport and will be invited to sign a charter of commitment to meet the challenges we face. Lucy + Jorge Orta have collaborated regularly with COAL since its inception.


© Lucy + Jorge Orta