The COAL Prize dedicates its 2021 edition to the crucial issue of forests at the center of the climate crisis and ecological transition. Faced with a situation as complex as it is urgent, the COAL Prize 2021 once again invited artists from around the world to mobilize and reveal a world still alive, to feel and experience the ecological balance of forests, to promote the diversity of beings and cultures that inhabit them, to revive their ancestral knowledge and give birth to new ones, to nourish the movements of resilience they inspire, and above all, to act with the protectors of nature.
Ten nominated Artists:
Karin Bolender (US), Ask the Ghost Tree What Time It Is
Marjolijn Dijkman (NL), Between the Lines
Sara Favriau (FR), Je vois trouble longuement, un paysage transitoire
Collectif Fibra (PE), Desbosque : desenterrando señales
Julie C. Fortier (CN), Résilience et récits
Beya Gille Gacha (FR), Ce qu’elle fera de nous
Noémie Goudal (FR), Les mécaniques
Vincent Laval (FR), À la croisée des chemins
Erik Samakh (FR), Zones de bruit
Feda Wardak (FR), En-dessous, la forêt
Created in 2010 by the COAL association, the COAL Prize has in ten years become a vehicle for the identification, promotion and dissemination of artists all over the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations and production methods. Together, they contribute to making changes visible, in building a new collective narrative, a new imaginary world, a common heritage, a positive, optimistic and necessary framework, to help everyone find the means and the motivation to implement necessary changes for a shared and livable Earth.
Image: Research collage, Between the Lines, Marjolijn Dijkman, 2021