The famous street artist, C215, is exhibiting his 80 portraits of historical figures who made France what it is today, at the Town Hall of the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
When asked how this exhibition came to be, C215 answers, “By instinct, after the Taubira affair [when black Justice Minister Christiane Taubira was compared to a monkey], to ridicule the concept of national identity that is so dear to the radical right.” Ranging from
Gainsbourg depicted on a 500-franc bill to Strauss-Kahn painted on a condom vending machine, C215 uses irony to target the French ideal, as imagined within the political realm.
Location: Mairie, 13th Arrondissement, Paris
Hours: Weekdays, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm