Season VIVANT in Marseille

Season VIVANT in Marseille

While the IUCN World Conservation Congress came to an end in Marseille on September 11, 2021, VIVANT, a cultural season for biodiversity also came to an end, after two weeks of sensitive and creative mobilization for the living, punctuated by exhibitions, performances, a monumental fresco, workshops, speeches, and many other meetings.

Find the highlights of the Season, in words and pictures.

Image credits: ©COAL

TWELVE ARTISTS FOR THE LIVING IN THE HEART OF THE CONGRESS, from September 3 to 11

The VIVANT exhibition held in the heart of the Congress, in the Espaces Générations Nature, offered a sensitive journey into the bowels of life through twelve artists’ projects, which highlight and emphasize both the extreme fragility and the immense strength of life. All of them have been nominated for the COAL Prize, which rewards every year artists committed to ecology: Éléonore Saintagnan, Victor Remère, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Hypercomf, Spela Petric, Minerva Cuevas, Paul Duncombe, Lia Giraud, Maria Lucia Cruz Correia, Anthony Duchêne, Louis Guillaume. They invite us, at the heart of the Congress, to invent new ways of being in touch with the living, to better defend it.

For the inauguration of the exhibition, on September 4, the Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili honored us with her presence.

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A MONUMENTAL FRESQUE BY FIKOS FOR THE WALLS OF AUDUBON, inauguration on September 5

Art Climate Transition, COAL and Planète Emergences present a monumental fresco by the artist Fikos at the foot of the Gare Saint-Charles, to accompany a citizen’s mobilization, creative and committed to the erosion of biodiversity and the mass extinction of birds.

This work, which pays tribute to Mediterranean birds threatened by climate change, was inaugurated on September 5, in the presence of Allain Bougrain-Dubourg, President of the French League for Bird Protection, and Philippe de Grissac, its Vice-President, Lauranne Germond from COAL, Caroline Séguier from Planète Émergences, Mathilde Chaboche from the City of Marseille, Audrey Coreau from the French Office of Biodiversity, and Anne de Malleray from the magazine Billebaude (François Sommer Foundation, Glénat editions). On the program, workshops for young people with the artist Marine Douet Ortiz and on the menu, a delicious vegetarian and friendly cocktail concocted by L’Écomotive café, accompanied by the artist of the mural, Fikos. This mural is part of the Murs d’Audubon, a vast artistic movement for endangered birds, which continues in France the Audubon Mural Project, initiated by the Audubon Society and the Gitler Gallery in the United States.

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The Walls of Audubon


The monumental fresco by Fikos


The event page on the Vivant2020 website

MEETING ON ART AND ECOLOGY AT THE FRANCE PAVILION, September 6

In the French Pavilion, COAL presented the challenge of approaching ecology through art through the projects nominated for the COAL Art and Ecology 2020 Prize. Artists’ projects are like so many ways of reweaving our sensitivity to life, of rethinking our relationship with the environment, of being attentive to other forms of life, of renewing our images and our collective imaginations, of inventing new paradigms and other ways of being in the world. This intervention was introduced by Christophe Aubel, Director General of the French Office for Biodiversity, and with the support of the Museum of Hunting and Nature, represented by Anne de Malleray.

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Find the

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of the intervention.

SAFARIS NOCTISSIMO WITH THE MONKEY STANDING CIE, AT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF MARSEILLES, on September 9, 10 and 11

During three evenings, Jade Duviquet & Cyril Casmèze – Cie du Singe Debout invested the Museum of Natural History of Marseille to offer to the public a performative wandering in the heart of the Museum around the theme: “6th extinction: These Others, what do they have to tell us? A singular journey with the appearance of a joyful, serious and poetic bestiary, echoing the collections where a procession of ghostly animals, pangolin, golden eagle, polar bear and dragonfly, move to the rhythm of the red list of threatened species, set to music.

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR SUSTAINABLE CULTURE, September 8, 9 and 10

COAL has developed a participative training methodology to initiate a process of ecological transition and solidarity at the scale of a cultural institution as well as with companies and brands via a cultural approach. The program consists of three training sessions to integrate the ecological transition in the cultural professions, to integrate culture as a lever of ecological transition and solidarity for companies, brands and promoters. A training project co-signed in partnership with Nicomak, specialist in professional training in sustainable development, and the agency influence for good.

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AN AGENDA OF CULTURAL EVENTS ON THE LIVING

During the Congress, VIVANT also offered a calendar of selected cultural events on the living arts organized by the Season’s partner structures. Meet the artists Nicolas Floc’h and Franck Gérard with the Camargo Foundation, listen to the songs of endangered birds through the sound installation of Anthony Carcone, participate in the projections-discussions of the exhibition WORKS, fantasizing the world from Noémie Sauve to Coco Velten, or to the meetings of the Guides Office of the GR2013 around the Etang de Berre and the Aygalades stream. And elsewhere in France: take part in the Assemblées de Loire in Tours, and discover L’Écume des vivants, the eighth edition of the Anglet Biennial under the curatorship of Lauranne Germond – COAL.

We warmly thank all our partners for having allowed these moments of sharing. And we hope to see them continue and grow!


Take a look at

THE CURLEW BY PHILIPPE BAUDELOCQUE
A call for air at the Nuit Blanche Métropolitaine de Nanterre
TRANSFORMING ENERGY, Collectif Berru, Season France – Portugal

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