Artist Kasia Klon will explore the history of Urban Art with Paris as a case study. Join this seminar to learn about the contemporary art phenomenon known as Neo-Muralism, considered by art experts as the most important artistic movement of our time.
For the last 60 years, Urban Art has become a global cultural phenomenon, seducing more and more followers of all ages, including important collectors. Neo-Muralism was born as a way to “refresh” forgotten urban neighborhoods. From these beginnings, the artists and their work have grown in popularity thanks to international festivals and tions. The market for Urban Art continues to grow. Artists and collectors are recognized on the world stage with notoriety and financial success: a record-breaking $12.2 million sale at auction of a work of street art has elevated this art form significantly. Luxury brands, aware of this lucrative and growing market, have taken inspiration from Urban Art. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and others are turning to street artists to design limited edition products for their brands.
We will look at how Urban Art has influenced art commissions in recent years. Starting with the popularity of the Shepard Fairey poster of Barack Obama Hope in 2008, we will explore how politics and politicians engage with street artists and discuss if and how these mainstream projects impact the authenticity of outsider art.
Led by an artist, Kasia Klon, this interactive seminar will explore urban art in Paris. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the neo-muralism movement and how it is thriving in France.
Kasia Klon is an artist and a licensed tour guide living in Paris since 2013. She arrived to France soon after her MFA with honors from The Strzemiński Academy of Art with a major in Printmaking and annex in Illustration (Best Diplomas of 2013, Prime Time exhibition in Lodz, Poland). In 2014 she was selected by the Polish expat community in France as the second most creative Polish woman living in France (Polonaise Créative en France). Since 2013, she shares her passion for art and her love for Paris through guiding. Her tours are awarded each year by local and international communities.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.