Category Archives: Paris

JR makes the Louvre pyramid disappear

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For his new show “JR au Louvre“, the remarkable Ted Prize-winning French street artist and photographer JR used his talent for large scale photos to create a fantastic illusion in Paris. Using his trademark technique, JR made the iconic glass and metal pyramid that sits proudly at the entrance of the incredible Musée du Louvre completely disappear into the facade of the Museum building right behind it . Continue reading

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Souvenir d’un Futur

Laurent Kronental - Souvenir d'un Futur (2)Souvenir d’un Futur documents the life of senior citizens living in the “Grands Ensembles” (large housing projects) around Paris. For the most part erected between the 1950s and the 1980s to address the housing crisis, urban migration and the inflow of foreign migrants while meeting modern comfort needs, these large estates are today often stigmatized by the media and marginalized by public opinion. Continue reading

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Brandalism takes over the COP21 climate talks

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Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris ahead of the United Nations summit beginning on November 30th. Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public gatherings following the terrorist attacks on 13 November in Paris, the Brandalism project has worked with Parisians to insert unauthorised artworks across the city that aim to highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency and climate change. Continue reading

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#NousSommesUnis

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The Eiffel Tower, which dimmed its lights in mourning following Friday’s attacks in Paris, was re-lit in red, white and blue on Monday. Cities from around the world also showed their support for the citizens of Paris by lighting up iconic urban landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House, Toronto’s CN Tower and the Tokyo Skytree.  Continue reading

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Colourfull-court press

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Ill-Studio has collaborated with French fashion brand Pigalle to create a multicoloured basketball court between a row of buildings in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Panels of blue, white, red and yellow ethylene propylene diene monome (EPDM) rubber – a synthetic material commonly used in playground and sports areas – have been applied to the floor. Continue reading

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