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Permanent exhibition, happenings, surprises** … Find out what’s on at SPOT24, the place where art and urban cultures meet.
In the run-up to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, SPOT24 opens its doors a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower to showcase the links between art and sport. SPOT24 is not just a place to experience, it's also a cultural venue. For the next year and a half, it will be hosting a permanent exhibition, as well as a series of one-off events which you can visit again and again until December 2024.
SPOT24 – The Olympic exhibition, sport, and urban cultures the event of the new season! Running from Fall 2023 to December 2024, this not-to-miss exhibition looks at the links between sport, art, and urban cultures, through the prism of the new Olympic disciplines. Breaking, BMX freestyle, sport climbing, 3x3 basketball, skateboarding and surfing are all featured in an immersive exhibition for all the family.
A true sensory experience signed François Gautret – to whom we owe the successful Hip-hop 360 exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2021 and 2022 - this exhibition offers a dedicated space for each of these disciplines, with works by a selection of French and international artists.
The talent on show at SPOT24 - The Olympic exhibition, sport and urban cultures includes PichiAvo, the Spanish street-artist duo, Kraken and his huge murals of sea monsters, Philippe Baudelocque and his masterful chalk works, Nicolas Pierre and his finger skate space in miniature Parisian districts, Alexis Le Diamantaire and his works made from abandoned mirrors, and Reyz, a big name in French graffiti, who will be decorating a life-size recreated metro carriage.
An exhibition that takes a fresh look at Olympic sports and immerses visitors in the world of street art.
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The exhibition is laid out around a nave, and the permanent exhibition will also be the setting for a number of unique happenings and amazing events. This central stage will be the setting for many of the highlights of the programme over the next year and a half. Demonstrations by athletes, sporting performances, battles, introductory sessions, live artistic creations... The programme is packed with new and exciting surprises!
Opening the programme, Quai 54, the world's biggest streetball tournament, takes over the venue for its 20th anniversary! A not-to-miss rendezvous for urban culture in Greater Paris, Quai 54 is exhibiting at SPOT24 thanks to its biggest sponsor, the famous sneaker brand Jordan. Never-before-seen photos, original jerseys and iconic shoes will be on display at the venue in a brand-new creative exhibition!
Other surprises await visitors at SPOT24, including posters and watches from the mythical Keith Haring x Swatch collection, the personal collection of vinyl records of famous New York record store owner Lord Funk, videos in stop-motion by Patagraph (known among other things for the production of OrelSan’s clip La Quête (‘The Quest’), customized surfboards by Polynesian artists, and photos and sculptures by French artist Léo Caillard (represented by Galerie 208). And to crown everything, the Olympic Torch will make an appearance at SPOT24!
The full programme of events, which will run until the end of 2024 at SPOT24, will be unveiled month by month, but already promises to be the talk of the town!
SPOT24 - The Olympic exhibition, sport, and urban cultures
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