Art & Social commitment Symposium 2023

“Grounded, a chosen path” © Gilles Clément

Monday May 3rd from noon to 6pm



The 6th edition of the Art & Commitment Symposium wishes to highlight different international personalities from the artistic, associative, academic, activist and scientific world around the theme of the living.



Introduction by Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Head of Mission to the President of the Louvre Museum, Jean-Philippe Teyssier, Deputy Director of the Gardens of the Louvre Museum and Marine Van Schoonbeek, Executive Director and co-founder of Thanks for Nothing


Carte blanche to Marielle Macé, Writer


Gilles Clément, Gardener, Landscaper, Botanist and Writer in conversation with Alexandra McIntosh, Director of the Centre International d’Art et du Paysage (CIAP) – Île de Vassivière & Natsuko Uchino, Artist represented by the Gallery Allen and professor at TALM – Le Mans

Moderation by Gaëlle Porte, Thanks for Nothing.


Camille Étienne, Activist for social and climate justice, author and actor within the collective “Avant l’orage”.


Advocacy of 13 young people on the Living invited to share their ideas and actions on the stage of the Louvre Auditorium.

With : Stacy Algrain, Célia Bertrand & Julia Morath, Camille Bonnelie & Elia Jolinon, Jade Brossollet & Elsa Bultez-Michel, Clarisse Buguet, Clément Debosque, Audélie Le Guillant, Férielle Mathlouthi, Marius Ruchon, Guénola Violeau.


Moffat Takadiwa, Artist represented by Galerie Semiose in conversation with Oulimata Gueye, Art critic and curator – In English


Galitt Kenan, Director of the Jane Goodall Institute France & Cyril Dion, French writer, director, poet and environmental activist


Conversation between Oscar Tuazon & Emanuele Coccia / Art & Social Commitment Symposium 2023.


Video intervention by Oscar Tuazon, Artist represented by Galerie Chantal Crousel & Emanuele Coccia, philosopher – In English


Hugo Clément, journalist and presenter of the program “Sur le front”, regrets not being able to participate in the Colloquium due to a change in his agenda which obliges him to travel abroad.

Hugo Clément’s intervention is replaced by the extension of the Youth Advocacy for Life.

Following the success of the call for applications, we have selected 11 additional young people to share their proposals for the living.

Featuring: Eleonore Brichler & Enora Morlet, Manon Claire, Hélène de Montalembert, Victor Grivois, Noémie Joully, Pauline Lê & Rémy Antille, Eva Morel & Anne-Lise Vernières, Maxime Ollivier, Camille Ruault.

© Florence Moncenis

The 2023 Art & Social commitment Symposium was organized thanks to the valuable support of:

And with Vanessa Quang’s support.