Coal initiates a new course of contemporary art in the Sundgau

Coal initiates a new course of contemporary art in the Sundgau

The Sundgau, in the south of Alsace, is a rural border territory with an undulating landscape, between forests, ponds, fields and villages. Endowed with a very strong and specific local identity, the territory explores the theme of the marvelous nature in all its cultural and tourist actions.

The Syndicat Mixte du Sundgau and its seven communities of communes wished to develop a contemporary art trail on their territory. A rare and daring choice of cultural policy. The association COAL, art and sustainable development, was commissioned to accompany the first two editions of this initiative. Its objective is to present works in the villages of the Sundgau to initiate a reflection on the landscape, ecology, public space and local life. Loïc Fel and Lauranne Germond of COAL will curate the exhibition, favoring local artists, participatory works and local mediation.

Mixed Syndicate for the Sundgau
39 Avenue du 8E Régiment de Hussards
68130 Altkirch

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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


    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.