Saturday, November 28, 2015

Brandalism: 600 ad takeovers in Paris before the COP21 Climate Conference

Two days before the launch of the UN COP21 Climate Conference, 600 posters were installed by the Brandalism project in outdoor media spaces across Paris.
Paul Insect
Two days before the launch of the UN COP21 Climate Conference, 600 posters were installed by the Brandalism project in outdoor media spaces across Paris. 82 Artists from 19 different countries made artworks to challenge the corporate takeover of COP21 and to reveal the connections between advertising, the promotion of consumerism and climate change.
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. 
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. 
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.”




















21 comments:

  1. . May the OIL AGE COME TO AN END.

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  2. . May the OIL AGE COME TO AN END.

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  3. Must watch! My favourite is we're sorry we got caught;)

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  4. Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.
    And gutsy.
    'onya folks!

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  5. Brilliant!!! Brave Actions!
    So good to see more people from different walks of life speaking out!

    Thank You !!! :)

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  6. Awesome work. A Revolution against corporate power and greed is coming.

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  7. not one picture showing the real issue - livestock is the main killer of our climate. watch www.cowspiracy.com, a documentation based on scientific facts most people don't want to hear.

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    1. because we use oil in agriculture.

      cars run over squirrels, car driving in not vegan.

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  8. Powerful and compelling. Thank you for all your work.

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  9. Bravo! Thank you for being our voice, and for doing so with style & grace. You are supported by millions.

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  10. Love them all, brilliant work. The one of Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, is fantastic.

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  11. Brandalism: 600 ad takeovers in Paris before the COP21 Climate Conference

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  12. the work we do on ourselves becomes a gift to everybody else
    because the clearer you are, the more your heart is open
    the quieter you are
    the more you become an environment through which other people can become free

    #streetweaRISEvolving

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  13. OUTSTANDING!!!! Take your voices/ your handwork and SHOUT/ CREATE GRAPHICS in PROTEST!!
    ESTUPENDO!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!

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  14. Looks like Paris isn't the capital of art anymore. Socialism ruins everything it touches including art and science

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  15. I studied Environmental Science so it's amusing watching all the dupes think they are going to stop storms LOL. It takes a special sort of stupid to think climate is some linear phenomena like Historical Materialism. It's like theater watching the world get conned thinking CO2 is a boogeyman and storms are getting Progressively (sic) worse. I never seen such mass greenwashing work so well that I have front row seats on a ship of fools!

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