‘Au-delà du Street-Art’ exhibition at Musée de la Poste

by Fernanda Hinke on December 5, 2012

Recently, we have been asking artists what they think is the future of street art. One response has been that the future of the movement is inside of museums. However, this is wrong. This is not the future of street art. But, rather, the existing condition. Our case in point: the current exhibition at Musée de la Poste, Au-delà du Street-Art (‘Beyond Street Art’).

The exhibition presents eleven artists from around the world – Banksy (England), C215 (France), Dran (France), Invader (France), L’Atlas (France), Ludo (France), Miss.Tic (France), Rero (France), Shepard Fairey (USA), Swoon (USA) and Vhils (Portugal) – providing each artist with their own space; and comprising more than seventy works in different media, made using a variety of techniques, presented beside films showing the artists at work.Gerard Zlotykamien - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (7)

Gerard Zlotykamien

Ernest Pignon Ernest - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (8)

 Ernest Pignon Ernest

To start the show, an evolution of the French street-art movement is shown, including pictures of work by such pioneers as, Ernest Pignon-Ernest and Gerard Zlotykamien, representing the 1960s. This is followed with examples by French street art’s first generation artists, including, Blek Le Rat, Jef Aerosol and Jérôme Mesnager, representing the 1980s.With a sharp curatorial focus,  the exhibition shows the different themes and universes explored by each artist: the enigmatic work by Banksy, the pixelated drones by Space Invaders, the critique on publicity by Shepard Fairey,  the dark and funny social commentary by Dran, the hybrid personages by Ludo, the delicate portraits by Swoon, the masterful pochoirs of forgotten faces by C215, the compasses and labyrinths by L’Atlas, the negation by Rero, the poesy by Miss Tic., and the stone carved faces by Vhils.

Dran - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (1)

 Dran

Vhils - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (4)

Vhils

Swoon - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (3)

Swoon

Rero - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (10)

Rero

Ludo - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (12)

Ludo

Shepard Fairey - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (2)

Shepard Fairey

Space Invaders - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (5)

 Space Invaders

L'Atlas - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (11)

L’Atlas

Miss Tic - Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (6)
Miss Tic

Au-delà du Street-Art - Musée de la Poste - Paris graffiti art exhibition (9)

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L’Adresse Musée de La Poste

34 boulevard de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris.

Open from 10am to 6pm (closed Sundays)

www.laposte.fr/adressemusee

 Tel. : 01 42 79 24 24

Cost: €6.50

Runs until March 30th, 2013

About the Author

Fernanda Hinke went from Brazilian fashion marketing entrepreneur in Brazil to Toronto, Canada. And, then Paris. Current focuses are biking, street art and Buddhism. Check her out at mylifeonmybike.com.

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