COAL partner of the Manifesto of Integral Naturalism 1978-2013

COAL partner of the Manifesto of Integral Naturalism 1978-2013

COAL and Espace Kracjberg are pleased to launch two books on the visionary writings of Pierre Restany on the relationship between art and ecology published by Wildproject.

The press conference will take place at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain this Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:30 am and will be moderated by Loïc Fel of COAL.


From the first Manifesto written with Pierre Restany in 1978 to the New one written with Claude Mollard in 2013, the artist Frans Krajcberg renews his cry of revolt!


Pierre Restany, Diary of the Rio Negro, 1978 (1st edition 2013)

In this unpublished travel diary, the art critic Pierre Restany recounts his progress along a tributary of the Amazon. At the same time, he enunciated the principles of a new theory of art and the original formulation of the Manifesto of Integral Naturalism. This text is a fundamental critical contribution to a vision of ecology as a cultural revolution.

Preface by Gilles Tiberghien


Frans Krajcberg and Claude Mollard, New Manifesto of integral Naturalism, 2013

35 years after Pierre Restany’s Rio Negro Manifesto (with Frans Krajcberg and Seep Baendereck), Claude Mollard and Frans Krajcberg update this fundamental text.




This New Manifesto of Integral Naturalism wants to contribute to move the consciences, and to develop an artistic movement on the theme of the nature. It wants to influence the behavior of political leaders who are too often inert in the face of growing threats to the planet. It is a call to all actors of the art world.


Journal du rio Negro: Baptiste Lanaspeze 06 61 57 81 37
New manifesto: juliebinet(at)



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