COALITION, 15 years of art and ecology

COALITION, 15 years of art and ecology

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, COAL is joining forces with the Gaîté Lyrique to present a major multidisciplinary exhibition featuring almost 50 artists united in a new culture of ecology and life.

Image credits: Lucy & Jorge Orta « PROCESSION BANNERS 1918-2018 », 2018. Banderoles en textiles réalisées à la main par les femmes du HMP Downview, prison à Sutton, Angleterre. Photo©LanceTabraham.

Revealing the power of art – the power not only to alert and denounce, but also to repair and connect through gestures of care and sharing, through the power of belief at a time when knowledge alone is no longer enough to motivate action – is the challenge of the COALITION exhibition and of the commitments made by COAL over the last 15 years.

The diversity of artistic practices linked to ecology is abundant, in terms of both content and format, making any definition or categorisation complex. The COALITION exhibition embraces the profusion of gestures, words, actions and practices that make up ‘ecological’ art. From political and symbolic action to resilience practices, witnessing, alerting and transformative practices, a new generation of artists is today helping to make change visible, to build a new collective narrative, a developing common heritage, a conscious, positive and necessary framework for everyone to find the means and inspiration to implement transformations towards a more sustainable and fairer world.

This monumental exhibition, enriched by a wide-ranging programme, is taking over the emblematic space of the Gaîté Lyrique. It is curated by Lauranne Germond, co-founder and director of COAL, and Sara Dufour, curator and programme director of the association.


> All the information on the associated programming here

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COALITION exhibition – associated programming
Suzanne Husky at Drawing Lab

  • About us
    About us

    COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues and accompanies the emergence of a new culture of ecology through its actions such as the COAL Prize, curating exhibitions, advising institutions and communities, European cooperation, and the animation of conferences, workshops and the first dedicated website


    COAL has been awarding the COAL Prize Art and Environment every year since 2010 and the COAL Student Prize - Culture & Diversity since 2020.

  • Projects

    Major projects linked to the major events in political ecology, in connection with natural or urban environments.

  • Artistic direction
    Artistic direction

    About fifty exhibitions throughout France, cultural actions, works in the public space, and project support to contribute to the emergence of a new culture of ecology.


    Cooperation programs on a European and international scale, support for institutions in their ecological transition through tailor-made accompaniment and training, promotion of arts and ecology issues through publications and numerous conferences and workshops.