ÉCLAIRCIES, Le Quai – Forum des Arts Vivants, Angers

ÉCLAIRCIES, Le Quai – Forum des Arts Vivants, Angers

Art and climate change – The commitment of the Quai d’Angers
Six emerging or major artists of the French and international scene are gathered in this exhibition around the question of climate change, for a different approach to contemporary environmental issues.
After Window on Earth in May 2007, the exhibition Monsters of the Seas and the Planet’Terre Punctuation in 2008, the exhibition ECLAIRCIES inaugurates the commitment of the Quai – Forum des Arts Vivants, Angers in the international network Imagine 2020. Eleven European cultural institutions*, convinced of the need to get concretely involved in sustainable development, are launching a 5-year joint project aiming at producing and disseminating artists’ works in the face of climate change, encouraging creative exchanges between art and science at a pan-European level, and finally raising public awareness and the desire to act.

Exhibition from June 25 to August 22, 2010

Artists: Angelika Markul, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Henrik Håkansson, HeHe, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot
Curator: Lauranne Germond – COAL

A title that evokes a temporary improvement, a bright breakthrough in an overcast sky, a flash of lucidity and understanding, a necessary counterpoint to an often dark and complex discourse.
While wishing to question the public, this exhibition privileges a dynamic and non-catastrophic approach and wants to testify to new aesthetic research.
The exhibition will be held in the vast forum of the Quai, a space open to the city, designed as a public square conducive to meeting and exchange. The works, monumental or intimate, mostly produced for the occasion, will resonate with the dimensions of the place.

Curator of the exhibition

The EPCC-Le Quai has entrusted the curatorship of this exhibition to Lauranne Germond, member of the association COAL – “coalition for art and sustainable development”, created in France in 2008 by professionals of contemporary art, sustainable development and research.

* Artsadmin, London (UK), Bunker, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Domaine d’O, Montpellier (France), Kaaitheater, Brussels (Belgium), Kampnagel, Hamburg (Germany), Le Quai, Angers (France), LIFT, London (UK), New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Riga (Latvia), Perforacije, Zagreb (Croatia), Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Transforma, Torres Vedras (Portugal)

Free admission | every day except Monday | from 14:00 to 19:00
Exceptional opening until 20:00 the evenings of concerts of Tempo Rives Cale de la Savatte.
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  • 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 Ressource0.com


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

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

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    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.