Born in the streets – Graffiti
  • 20
  • Jul
  • 2009

At Fondation Cartier they have an exhibibition starting July until November about Graffiti.

Occupying the entire gallery space of the Fondation Cartier, as well as the building’s façade and surrounding garden, the exhibition brings to light the extraordinary development of an artistic movement that was born in the streets of New York in the early 1970s to rapidly become a worldwide phenomenon. Today, graffiti has entered the cultural mainstream, crossing over to the realms of studio art, design and advertising. Yet, despite its immense popularity, this essentially illegal activity continues to evolve at the periphery of the contemporary art world, its origins and history little-known to the general public.

The exhibition traces the origins of the graffiti movement while offering a panorama of the diversity of contemporary writing. It provides the public with the opportunity to rediscover an art both ubiquitous and continually evolving, and thus relate to the city in a new way.

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 261, boulevard Raspail,75014 Paris

Open every day, except Monday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Open Tuesday evenings until 10 p.m.

Free Admission for visitors under 18 Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.




Métro: lines 4 et 6, stations Raspail ou Denfert-Rochereau


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