September 28, 2023


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“The Olympic Ring between Apollo and Daphne” by OZMO in Paris, France – StreetArtNews

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OZMO, on the event of the Planète Périphérique Competition, the challenge organized by the RAS affiliation and realized with the assist of RIVP and the Mairie du 20eme,  had the chance to create a creative intervention that develops on the outside partitions of a complete constructing positioned within the coronary heart of the Python-Duvernois district, in Porte de Bagnolet, within the twentieth arrondissement of Paris.

The context and the formal options of the constructing impressed him for this challenge: it’s not possible to consider portray on the primary facade, filled with balconies, home windows and pillars, so he tried to discover a resolution that will make these parts change into an integral a part of the primary topic: an enormous, fiery pink ring.

For  The Olympic Ring between Apollo and Daphne   – that is the title of the work I made –  he then recontextualized Apollo chasing Daphne and Daphne chased by Apollo, the statues that the brothers Nicolas and Guillaume Coustou created for the park of the citadel of Marly and that from 1940 are within the Louvre.

The statues, designed and organized in order to make a parallel run, at the moment are depicted on the ends of the palace, one on every of the blind facet partitions, as directed in the other way. They’re reached and wrapped by the big pink ring, shaded like a neon signal, overlooking the facade.

This factor, the actual protagonist of the intervention, which unfolds alongside the 2 suspenders that be part of the balconies, is a reference to the busy périférique, the Parisian ring street, on which the intervention faces? Is that a solution to the large promoting indicators on the constructing throughout the road? Or is {that a} fil rouge? Does it evoke a observe, a path or an orbit? And what potential hyperlink does it must the pink ring of the Olympics cite

The Olympic Ring between Apollo and Daphne presents itself to the passerby as a component of short-circuit and harmonization: between the 2 mythological figures, between the partitions of the constructing, between the concept of the middle and the suburbs, and between our notion of avenue artwork, graffiti and historical and modern artwork within the city context.

The Intervention was introduced on 13 April through the vernissage of the Planète Périphérique Competition, the extraordinary occasion that concerned about 100 artists who’ve created painted installations and interventions within the 3000 m2 of 21 residences. The collective exhibition shall be open till 7 Could 2023.

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