Et si on s’était trompé ? — Exposition collective


Drawing, installation, painting, performance...

Et si on s’était trompé ?
Exposition collective

Past: September 26 → November 5, 2015

The impacts on the environment of today’s society and globalised economy are explored by all sixteen artists whose work is exhibited in Et si on s’était trompé ? What if we got it wrong ?, as the performance-poet Lemn Sissay asks us (see below), in measuring progress by levels of industrialisation, expansion and accumulation. The ice and water of the Arctic, veritable barometers of the catastrophic effects of this “progress”, form one of the key elements of this exhibition. A further important strand is geopolitics and its direct links to questions of energy and biodiversity. Video and multi-media installations, photography, works on paper and canvases bring the complexities and implications of climate change to the fore in the lead up to the United Nations Conference in Paris.

This exhibition is curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, director of CCI and will tour to Ireland in 2016.

In conjunction with this exhibition, CCI and the Skellig Foundation are organising "Skellig Sessions — 2015” Climate Change: Thinking about Solutions — a series of talks and discussions led by Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times correspondent in Paris..

This event is part of the annual Week of Foreign Cultures organised by FICEP (Forum of foreign institutes in Paris) of which the CCI is a member. The theme for 2015 is “Our environments”; for details of the full programme running from 25 September to 4 October 15, check the FICEP website:

  • Opening Friday, September 25, 2015 6:30 PM → 8 PM

    Pendant le vernissage de l’exposition, l’artiste-vannier Joe Hogan ouvrira les portes de son atelier afin d’y présenter son travail.

  • Breakfast talk Meeting Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 2 PM

    In the presence of the artists and La Ruche qui dit Oui ! who distribute weekly baskets of local produce.

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5, rue des Irlandais

75005 Paris

T. 01 58 52 10 30 — F. 01 58 52 10 99

Cardinal Lemoine
Place Monge

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Late night on Wednesday until 8 PM
Sunday, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Closed Mondays and bank holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

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Venue schedule

The artists

  • Blaise Drummond
  • Mark Clare
  • George Bolster
  • Alice Clark
  • Seamus Dunbar
  • John Gerrard
  • Andrew Kearney
  • Susan Leen
  • Ruth Le Gear
  • Christine Mackey
And 5 others…