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.
Ernest Pignon Ernest
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.
L’Adresse Musée de La Poste
34 boulevard de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris.
Open from 10am to 6pm (closed Sundays)
Tel. : 01 42 79 24 24
Runs until March 30th, 2013