sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2015

Massive advertising takeover campaign in Paris highlights corporate stranglehold of UN climate talks

Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris last night - ahead of the United Nations summit beginning this Monday.

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. [1]

The artworks were placed in advertising spaces owned by JC Decaux  -  one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising firms and an official sponsor to the COP21 climate talks.

Other prominent corporate sponsors of the climate talks such as Air France, GDF Suez (Engie) and Dow Chemicals are parodied in the posters – whilst heads of state such as Francois Hollande, David Cameron, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and Shinzo Abi also feature.  The artworks were created by over 80 renowned artists from 19 countries across the world including Neta Harari, Jimmy Cauty, Banksy-collaborator Paul Insect, Escif and Kennard Phillips – many of whom featured at Banksy’s Dismaland exhibition in England this summer. [2]

Joe Elan from Brandalism said, “By sponsoring the climate talks, major polluters such as Air France and GDF-Suez-Engie can promote themselves as part of the solution – when actually they are part of the problem.”

One of the artists taking part said, “We are taking their spaces back because we want to challenge the role advertising plays in promoting unsustainable consumerism. Because the advertising industry force feeds our desires for products created from fossil fuels, they are intimately connected to causing climate change. As is the case with the Climate talks and their corporate sponsored events, outdoor advertising ensures that those with the most amount of money are able to ensure that their voices get heard above all else.” The art works were installed on ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Vendredi Noir’; the most hectic and competitive shopping day of the year [3].

Other posters called on people to take to the streets as part of the “Climate Games” – the world’s largest disobedient adventure game [4] as well as protesting the “Solutions 21” conference – a large corporate exposition being held at the Grand Palais during the climate talks [5].

Bill Posters from Brandalism said “Following the tragic events on 13th November in Paris, the government has chosen to ban the big civil society mobilisations – but big business events can continue. The multinationals responsible for climate change can keep greenwashing their destructive business models, but the communities directly impacted by them are silenced. It’s now more important than ever to call out their lies and speak truth to power. We call on people to take to the streets during the COP21 to confront the fossil fuel industry. We cannot leave the climate talks in the hands of politicians and corporate lobbyists who created this mess in the first place.”

Contact: brandalism@riseup.net    Telephone: +33 (0) 7 89 79 87 82

viernes, 30 de octubre de 2015

Deriva (7 piezas)

Primera *deriva en colaboración con Santa por las calles del barrio: Ciudad Vieja en Montevideo, Uruguay. 

*La deriva es un concepto principalmente propuesto por el situacionismo. En francés la palabra dérive significa tomar una caminata sin objetivo específico, usualmente en una ciudad, que sigue la llamada del momento.

First * derived in collaboration with Santa through the streets of Old Town neighborhood in Montevideo, Uruguay.
*In psychogeography, a dérive, "drift") is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surroundingarchitecture and geography subconsciously direct the travellers, with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience

miércoles, 14 de octubre de 2015


Mural realizado dentro del marco de actuaciones del proyecto realizado en el barrio de La Teja, y coordinado por el arquitecto Gustavo Marzoa.
Transformación de la Plaza Rodolfo Rincón y que comenzó como un proceso de realojo debido a la detección de altos niveles de plomo en su población.
Gracias a Gustavo Marzoa por su trabajo y empeño, a Mauro Chales, concejal del Municipio y Rodrigo (9 años)

Project developed in the neighborhood of La Teja, and coordinated by the architect Gustavo Marzoa.
Transformation of the Rodolfo Rincón Square, which began as a process of relocation motivated by to the detection of high levels of lead in their population.

Thanks to Gustavo Marzoa for their work and commitment, one Mauro Chales, councilor of the municipality and Rodrigo (9 years)

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2015

Ciclo /Cycle

Ciclo, de nuevo en colaboración con Pablo S. Herrero en Winter Haven, FL. EE.UU.
Cycle, again in collaboration with Pablo S. Herrero in Winter Haven, FL. EE.UU.

sábado, 3 de octubre de 2015

La calma / The calm


De nuevo, con Pablo S. Herrero en Winter Haven, FL. EE.UU
Gracias a Bud por la organización y a Anita, Kerry, John y José.

Again, with Pablo S. Herrero in Winter Haven, FL. EE.UU. 
Thanks a Bud by the organitation and Anita, Kerry, John and Jose.

lunes, 27 de julio de 2015

Refugio / Refuge

Mural en colaboración con Pablo S. Herrero
 en el barrio de Zaspa, Gdansk (Polonia), en el marco de Monumental Art.
Gracias a PiotrRobert, Alka, Radu, Phillip, Cami, FlorNicoChris y al equipo de Monumental Art

Mural in collaboration with Pablo S. Herrero, in Zaspa neighborhood, Gdansk (Poland), into Monumental Art.
Thanks to PiotrRobert, Alka, Radu, Phillip, Cami, FlorNicoChris and the Monumental Art team

Le 32 BIS Gallery, Tunez (Tunisia)

El Viernes, 05 de junio 2015, "El 32 BIS" abrió en la calle Ben Ali Ghedahem, justo en el centro de Túnez. Se trata de una galería de arte que se ha instalado en el antiguo edificio de Phillips.
Para inauguración se mostraron trabajos de: El Seed, DaBro, Btoy, Brusk, Shoof, Pantonio, David de la Mano, Inkman, Wise2 y Swoon
Mural en la fachada de Pantonio (parte superior) y David de la Mano (parte inferior)

On Friday, June 5, 2015, "The 32 BIS" opened at Ben Ali Ghedahem, right in the center of Tunis. It is an art gallery that was installed in the old building of Phillips.
The show were about piece of: El Seed, DaBro, Btoy, Brusk, Shoof, Pantonio, David de la Mano, Inkman, Wise2 and Swoon.
Mural on the facade of Pantonio and David de la Mano
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