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Exhibition: Cool Down #2

From 31 October 10:00 to 14 November 17:00


The Institut français d’Ecosse is delighted to support Cool Down #2, a contemporary art group show with French and Scottish artists.

The artistic collective Cool Down is back for a new project taking place in Glasgow, during COP26. Their objective for this second opus? To go further into the process, consider art and artists as powerful game-changers, way beyond their criticism or awareness-raising capacity. By positioning the artists at the heart of the decision-making process, their aim is to show the way towards a chosen and happy sobriety, low-tech solutions, cooperation, lengthy time, much valued by climate experts to tackle the climate crisis.


Come and see Cool Down #2 at the Pipe Factory - Glasgow
Free entry
The Pipe Factory, 42 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2LA, UK


From October 31st to November 14th
From 11:00 to 19:00

In partnership with: La Malterie, The Pipe Factory, CCA, Région Hauts-de-France, Métropole Européenne de Lille, Ville de Lille, Alliance Française Glasgow.



About Cool Down #2 contemporary art group show:

During this two-week show, the general public and parties stakeholders from COP26 are invited to discover this artistic proposal in which every piece of work values saving of resources and means, lash-up techniques recycling of objects and images. This splitting away from immediacy, this form of sobriety invites the viewer to take a stroll through this daydreaming invitation, using processes close to the craft. Beyond this apparent but false creative simplicity, the exhibition has to be considered as a massive machine in which every piece takes its part and corresponds to a cog. Each of these cogs would participate in the appropriate functioning of the whole. This exhibition individually and collectively questions us on our action levers, inviting each of us to take its part as in the Colibri fable used by Pierre Rahbi.


“Climate crisis is already there and scientists are clear: we have less than ten years left to flatten our emissions curve and ensure a livable planet for future generations. With Cool Down #2 our aim is to enable a collective of international artists to share their vision of a desirable future.” Marie Emery-Leleu, Cool Down Project founder.


Institut Français Écosse 2021