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Exhibition by Cyril Kongo

Toit de la Grande Arche

  • From December 18, 2019 to March 22, 2020

The Roof of the Grande Arche welcomes for the first time an exhibition of street-art and invites the artist Cyril Kongo, a painter, already regarded as one of the greatest graffiti artists of the last 30 years.

This is a first ! After having hosted eight contemporary photographers major, the roof of the Grande Arche is hosting an exhibition of street art and recognises fully this art often despised. Has 110 meters of height, so you can discover or rediscover the urban art through the work and collaborations sensational Cyril Kongo.

What is certain is that his art evolves according to its encounters... and meetings, he has done a lot ! You will be able to follow her journey through the different exhibits, through its collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld for the collection métiers d'art de Chanel, its back at square silk Hermès or three sculptures in crystal by Daum. You can also find her creations in solo, including the statue, LOVE in letters the inflatable, another conducted with 180 volcanic stones, watches, drawings, sculptures or pieces of airplane... This trip to the land of street-art will thus stopovers culture, fashion, furniture or accessories.

Workshops dedicated to children : The artist wanted to organize on-site workshops for children, with Colorful kids, a center for arts education was born in Hong Kong. The principle : give every child the opportunity to create, achieve, play and enjoy their own creativity.

You want to know more about the artist ?

His journey, it is not simple to summarize. After having spent over thirty years painting in the street, the artist is considered today as a visionary who was able to break the codes. Over the years, Cyril Kongo has earned a name and reputation for excellence have allowed him to work with the figures the most prestigious of fashion, but also with icons of the craft of art, such as Retort, Workshop Victor, etc

His vision is very closely related to his desire to defend the graffiti as a school of painting in its own right. Cyril Kongo does not hesitate to use language that is as urban as it seeks to upgrade with the cultural riches from techniques that aging craft. A way to create a link between two worlds at the antipodes.

Small precision, Kongo does not seek to remove the graffiti from the street but to present it otherwise. Believe us, it does so brilliantly !

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

When ? The December 18, 2019 march 22, 2020 from 10h to 19h
Where ? On the Roof of the Grande Arche
Tarif : Between 7 and 15 euros
Information : www.lagrandearche.fr
Access : M°1, T2, or RER A, station La Défense Grande Arche

Toit de la Grande Arche