To celebrate its 15th anniversary, COAL, leading association for art and ecology, is joining forces with the Gaîté Lyrique to present a major multidisciplinary exhibition showcasing almost 50 artists representing the richness and variety of approaches on the ecology art scene. Open to the public from 24 April to 2 June 2024 at the Gaîté Lyrique (Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 7pm).

For the Nuit Blanche, Vergine Keaton presents an adaptation of her video installationJe criais contre la vie, ou pour elle (I was shouting against life, or for it).The film takes us to the heart of a dense forest where the ordinary is disrupted when a herd of deer rebel against a pack of dogs in pursuit. In an impressively powerful, ever-changing natural world, these supposedly antagonistic forces finally come together in a single, unified movement, all vulnerable to a greater force. This unexpected confrontation gives rise to panoramas that seem to spring from the earth itself.

Working from a corpus of 19th-century naturalist images and engravings depicting hunting scenes, Vergine Keaton delights in decomposing and recomposing these elements to create new worlds, generating new surges, new possibilities. Exploring the infinite possibilities of animation, the artist manipulates motifs, modifies them, retracts them, repeats them, accelerates them, making them coexist in the same movement. This approach of constantly recreating vast landscapes reinforces the perception of a world in perpetual interaction, where elements are not separate but interwoven.


Born in Paris in 1981, Vergine Keaton is a visual artist and animator. True gems of animated cinema, her films have been selected and presented at the Cannes Festival (ACID), the Berlin Festival, Times Square in New York, the Centre Pompidou, the Museum of Contemporary Art in St Petersburg, the Ateliers Médicis, etc…


Saturday June 1st

La Gaîté Lyrique, 3 bis rue Papin

The exhibition is open to the public for the duration of the evening.



credits : Insolence Production

music : Vale Poher

Take a look at

COALITION exhibition – associated programming
COALITION, 15 years of art and ecology
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.