Traditionally, a council is a group of people who gather to take decisions for both themselves and for those they represent. Councils operate across cultures and at many levels of society including families, schools, trade unions, corporations, governments, and religious communities. Our Council assembles people and knowledge from the arts, sciences and civil society in order to foster new understandings of societal issues. It does this in a variety of ways.

Most of our work to date has involved developing long-term ‘inquiries’ that address political, social and environmental issues. Within these inquiries, we curate exhibitions and public programmes, and commission new works and texts by artists, researchers and activists. Alongside these activities, we established a fellowship programme for artists and cultural producers who instigate social change through long-term initiatives.

Founded as a not-for-profit organisation in 2013, Council is based in Paris, but the team and our partners are international. We are currently developing projects in Bangladesh, Belgium, Colombia, Greece, France, Norway, Russia and the United States.

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Oct.27 — Oct.28 2016
at de Appel Arts Centre

Instituting Ecologies (TALK)

with

Gregory Castera, Jennifer Teets
Oct.23 2016
at Grand Palais, Paris

Art and Diplomacy (PANEL)

with

Grégory Castéra, Valeria Graziano, Franck Leibovici, Christophe Meierhans, Julien Seroussi, Jonas Staal and Dana Yahalomi
Sep.02 — Nov.06 2016
Sep.01 — Oct.01 2016

WITHIN / Infinite Ear (EXHIBITION)

with

Tarek Atoui, Council and guests
Sep.01 — Sep.30 2016

WITHIN I—V (CONCERTS)

with

Tarek Atoui, BIT20, André Bratten, DJ Jade, Mats Lindström, Thierry Madiot, Pauline Oliveros, Alwynne Pritchard, Espen Sommer Eide, Gerhard Stabler, Kari Telstad Sundet
Sep.01 — Oct.01 2016

Sonic Therapies

with

Valentina Desideri and Myriam Lefkowitz, Thierry Madiot, Pauline Oliveros and Ione
Jul.22 2016
at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary / TBA21, Vienna

ephemeropteræ 2016 (TALK)

with

Bassam El Baroni, Sandra Terdjman, Pierre Bal-Blanc
Jun.30 2016
at WIELS, Centre d'Art Contemporain

Conférence/Performance (TALK)

with

Grégory Castéra, Patricia Esquivias
May.18 2016
at Amphitheatre Bachelard

Translation and Exchange: Practices and Methodologies (TALK)

with

Grégory Castéra, Patrice Maniglier, Mathilde Chénin
May.05 — May.06 2016
at Center for Contemporary Arts Talinn

Art In the Era of Digital Capitalism - International Symposium (TALK)

with

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Daniele Monticelli, Valeria Graziano, Haye Huib van der Werf, Rebeka Põldsam, Katja Novitskova, Stephan Dillemuth, Sandra Jõgeva, Margit Säde, Taru Elfving, Olga Temnikova, Maria-Kristiina Soomre, Kadri Laas, Maria Arusoo, Kadri Karro
May.04 2016

Our institutional experimentations (TALK)

with

Grégory Castéra, Sandra Terdjman, goldin+senneby
Feb.12 2016
at Witte de With, Rotterdam

Artist's Ideals and the Ideal Curator (TALK)

with

Gregory Castera, Kobe Matthys
Jan.28 2016
at Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris

Nexialismes (TALK)

with

Gregory Castera
Oct.13 2015
at Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin

About the Manufacturing of Rights (LECTURE)

with

Sandra Terdjman, Nizar Saghieh.
Sep.04 2015
at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary / TBA21, Vienna

The Cochlear Vertigo (LECTURE-PERFORMANCE)

with

Grégory Castéra, Emma McCormick-Goodhart, Elke Schaumberger
Aug.20 — Aug.22 2015
at Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhaguen

Forms of Council (LECTURE)

with

Grégory Castéra
Jun.12 2015
at Violette and Co, Paris

FictionELLES 4 (READING)

with

Émilie Notéris, Grégory Castéra, Emma McCormick-Goodhart
Jun.04 2015
at LOOP Art Fair, Barcelona

From Private Collecting to Public Engagement (ROUNDTABLE)

with

Aaron Cezar, Miguel Rios, and Sandra Terdjman
Jun.01 2015

Composing Differences: Imagining New Models for Knowledge Production and Exchange (TEXT)

with

Virginie Bobin, Perrine Bailleux, Nova Benway, Noah Chasin, Bojana Cvejić, Council, Guillaume Fayard, Géraldine Gourbe, Glass Bead, Jonathan Hoskins, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Jeffrey Mansfield, Judith Revel, Jan Ritsema, Esther Salmona, Noé Soulier, Triple Canopy
May.14 — May.16 2015
at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

The Manufacturing of Rights (EVENT)

with

A workshop, 12 talks, readings and screenings on the changing nature of Nature in contra naturam law
Apr.24 — Apr.25 2015
at The New School, New York

About Tacet (TALK)

with

Gregory Castera
Mar.22 2015
at Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka

About Tacet (TALK)

with

Gregory Castera
Sandra Terdjman
Mar.05 2015
at La Maison Rouge, fondation Antoine-de-Galbert, Paris

Forms of Council (TALK)

with

Grégory Castéra
Feb.24 2015
at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

About Tacet (TALK)

with

Tarek Atoui & Sandra Terdjman
Feb.14 — Feb.16 2015
at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

Forms of Council (WORKSHOP)

with

Sandra Terdjman
Dec.06 2014
at Witte de With, Rotterdam
Nov.06 2014
at Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris
Jul.14 2014
at 98weeks, Beirut
Apr.27 2014
at MoMA PS1, New York

Forms of Council : "nexialism" (TALK)

with

Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman
Apr.21 — Apr.27 2014
at MoMA PS1, New York
Mar.30 2014
at Kaaistudio's, Brussels

Salon 'Art & Resilience' (CONVERSATION)

with

Amy Franceschini, Franck Leibovici, Grégory Castéra
Mar.21 — Mar.24 2013
at Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture, Paris

The Extended Studio (WORKSHOP)

with

Grégory Castéra
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