A travelling contemporary art exhibition


By Vincent P

After the RATP and its concept of public exhibitions on the metro platforms, it is now Air France coaches’ turn to dress in a new, very arty dress for a travelling exhibition of contemporary art between the capital and its airports.

You will have the opportunity to admire the works of 6 visual artists, photographers or designers selected by the « 44 Kleber » collective on the backs of some 20 flagship buses. What do they have in common? Contemporary art, and the desire to share their work with as many people as possible. It is estimated that this new kind of mobile performance will cover 50,000 km and reach nearly one million people; a figure that could enchant museums, even if most of them see their attendance increase every year. Thus, you can already admire Ann Grim‘s underwater predators or Yann Sciberras‘ street art frescoes, among others, around a red light and on the main Parisian roads (Porte Maillot, Invalides, Gare de Lyon and Etoile/Champs-Elysées).

An initiative to be welcomed since it is now art that comes to the viewer’s attention by reappropriating public space, effectively replacing the endless ads that block our visual horizon.