Medium: Collage on paper adhered to matboard, signed lower right corner and on verso by the artist
Good To Know: Unframed, stored flat in humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request
Arty-Fact: After their 2014 Intervention, the Brandalism project gathered over 80 renowned artists from 19 countries, many of whom were featured at Banksy’s Dismaland Exhibition. It installed more than 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks in advertising spaces across Paris on Black Friday, ahead of the United Nations summit, which began on Monday, November 30th, 2015.
The Brandalism project worked with Parisians to insert unauthorised artworks across the city, 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. The aim was to highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency, politics and climate change.
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. 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.”
“Meat” is a critique of the global livestock industry, one of the largest causes of global warming.
Source: The RE:ART, Art To Refresh Mindsets
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