COAL Award 2018 – Call for projects

COAL Award 2018 – Call for projects

The 2018 COAL Prize will be awarded on October 24 at 6:00 pm, at the Museum of Hunting and Nature, in Paris. The ceremony will be preceded by a meeting organized in partnership with the Ministry of Culture recounting ten years of art and ecology and followed by an action of artists Lucy + Jorge Orta. Coal is also presenting until December 2 in the rooms of the museum, the exhibition Tierra del Fuego by Angelika Markul, winner of the 2016 COAL Prize. These events are the occasion to celebrate the ten years of the COAL association.

COAL, TEN YEARS OF ART AND ECOLOGY

For a decade, COAL has been committed to working alongside artists who wish to give culture its rightful place as a vector of change for an ecological and solidarity-based transition. The global ecological crisis is now affecting all societies, territories and activities, whether through climate change, resource scarcity, various forms of pollution or the erosion of biodiversity. A global crisis that is intertwined with its economic and social consequences. But this crisis is also a cultural crisis. The dominant values and representations, our globalized culture, determine our individual and collective behaviors, and ultimately our collective impacts on the Planet. Therefore, the solutions to this crisis can only be political and technical. Culture can be a major player in this. This is what COAL has been promoting since its foundation in 2008.

THE 2018 COAL PRICE

This year, on the occasion of COAL’s tenth anniversary, we are witnessing the beginnings of a renewal of the committed movement that continues to give meaning to the COAL Award. In ten years, it has become the international meeting place for artists who take up the main universal issue of our time: ecology. This year again, more than 350 artists from 66 countries representing six continents competed in an international call for projects. The ten nominated artists were selected for the aesthetic qualities of their proposals, their relevance to environmental issues, their inventiveness, their ability to transmit and transform, as well as their social and participatory approach. Together, they demonstrate how creation, in its diversity of forms and actions, is an essential force for building the future of our societies.

THE FINALIST ARTISTS

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (England) – The Substitute
Belén Rodriguez (Spain) – Area
Cecilia Jonsson Sweden) – Tides
Clément Richem (France) – Babel
Élise Alloin (France) – The Dynamics of Phosphorus
Jacques Lœuille (France) – Birds of America
Jason Decaires Taylor (England) – The Sculpture Coralarium
Lise Autogena, Joshua Portway and Ele Carpenter (Denmark and England) – Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld
Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil (Belgium) – Cities of Emergencies – Apus Apus
Rocio Berenguer (Spain) – G5_Interspecies

THE 2018 COAL PRIZE JURY

Claude d’Anthenaise, chief curator of the Museum of Hunting and Nature
Monique Barbaroux, senior official for sustainable development at the Ministry of Culture and Communication
Pierre Emmanuel Becherand, Head of the Culture and Creation Mission of the Société du Grand Paris
Nicola Delon, architect, co-founder of the Encore Heureux collective
Martin Guinard-Terrin, artist and curator
Marianne Lanavère, director of the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière
Marnix Bonnike, Director of the Learning Center Sustainable City at the Halle aux Sucres, Dunkirk

PROGRAM FOR THE AFTERNOON OF OCTOBER 24

4:30 pm: meeting Ten years of art and ecology looking back at the beginnings and evolution of a real movement with Nathalie Blanc, Ewen Chardronnet, Thierry Boutonnier and David Lescot. Moderated by Raphaël Abrille.

18:00: COAL Award Ceremony 2018

From 6:00 pm: Antarctica World Passport. Lucy+Jorge Orta reactivate the Antarctica passport distribution office in the rooms of the museum where theexhibition Tierra del Fuego, by Angelika Markul, winner of the 2016 COAL Prize, is also held until December 2, 2018.

This evening is part of the cycle of nocturnes on the imaginary of the melting ice presented by COAL at the Museum of Hunting and Nature.

PARTNERS

Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, the 2018 COAL Prize is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the European Union and the Imagine2020 network, the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Free event, reservation required at contact@projetcoal.fr

Museum of Hunting and Nature
62 rue des Archives
75003 Paris


Photo credits: © Anaïs Tondeur, Noir de Carbone


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