Conference on “activism in art” on May 5 at the Centre Pompidou

Conference on “activism in art” on May 5 at the Centre Pompidou

As part of the cycle of conferences and meetings of the Festival Hors pistes, the Center Pompidou proposes to “Exhibiting Research in Art” / The Conference: “Activism in Art” will take place on May 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. (1:30 a.m.), in the Small room of the Center Pompidou, Paris.

Free admission subject to availability of seats

How to react through a cultural and artistic approach to the challenges of a society increasingly disturbed on the ecological level? How can scientific research be enhanced by contemporary art projects? And how do artists and cultural institutions contribute to solving ecological and environmental issues? It is through an approach of the activist artist and his entourage (institutions, associations, researchers) that we try to understand and identify the role of ecological activism in art and in contemporary society.

This conference is organized as part of a collaboration between students from the University of Paris 1 and students from the School of Arts of Cergy, as part of a series of conferences on the theme “Exposing Research in Art”, University of Paris 1 – M2 Sciences et techniques de l’exposition/UMR ACTE/École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy

With Loïc Fel, co-founder of the association COAL, a collective working on the joint issues of art and environment, and Jorge Orta, Argentinean multidisciplinary artist.
Meeting moderated by students Renata Bellanova, Pietro Della Giustina and Firouzeh Saghafi

Organizers : SDC / Les cinémas, S. Pras, G. Gomez


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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.