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
à de Appel Arts Centre

Instituting Ecologies (TALK)

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Gregory Castera, Jennifer Teets
oct..23 2016
à Grand Palais, Paris

Art et Diplomatie (PANEL)

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Grégory Castéra, Valeria Graziano, Franck Leibovici, Christophe Meierhans, Julien Seroussi, Jonas Staal and Dana Yahalomi
sept..02 — nov..06 2016
sept..01 — oct..01 2016

WITHIN / L'Oreille Infinie (EXHIBITION)

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

WITHIN I—V (CONCERTS)

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

Sonic Therapies

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

ephemeropteræ 2016 (TALK)

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

Conférence/Performance (TALK)

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Conférence/Performance : Grégory Castéra, Patricia Esquivias
mai.18 2016
à Amphitheatre Bachelard
mai.05 — mai.06 2016
à Center for Contemporary Arts Talinn

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

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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
mai.04 2016

Our institutional experimentations (TALK)

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Grégory Castéra, Sandra Terdjman, goldin+senneby
févr..12 2016
à Witte de With, Rotterdam

Artist's Ideals and the Ideal Curator (TALK)

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

Nexialismes (TALK)

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Gregory Castera
oct..13 2015
à Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin

About the Manufacturing of Rights (CONFERENCE)

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

The Cochlear Vertigo (LECTURE-PERFORMANCE)

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

Forms of Council (CONFERENCE)

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Grégory Castéra
juin.12 2015
à Violette and Co, Paris

FictionELLES 4 (LECTURE)

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

From Private Collecting to Public Engagement (ROUNDTABLE)

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

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

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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
mai.14 — mai.16 2015
à Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

The Manufacturing of Rights (EVENT)

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

About Tacet (TALK)

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Grégory Castéra
mars.22 2015
à Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka

About Tacet (TALK)

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

Forms of Council (TALK)

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Grégory Castéra
févr..24 2015
à Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

About Tacet (TALK)

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Tarek Atoui & Sandra Terdjman
févr..14 — févr..16 2015
à Ashkal Alwan, Beirut

Forms of Council (WORKSHOP)

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Sandra Terdjman
déc..06 2014
à Witte de With, Rotterdam
nov..06 2014
à Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris
juil..14 2014
à 98weeks, Beirut
avril.27 2014
à MoMA PS1, New York

Forms of Council : "nexialism" (TALK)

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Grégory Castéra and Sandra Terdjman
avril.21 — avril.27 2014
à MoMA PS1, New York
mars.30 2014
à Kaaistudio's, Brussels

Salon 'Art & Resilience' (CONVERSATION)

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

The Extended Studio (WORKSHOP)

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Grégory Castéra
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