In a 1,000 m² space, Paris je t’aime inaugurates its new tourist information point (ticketing and official shop), opens a cafe with a focus on Parisian products, and kicks off:
This exhibition presented by Paris je t’aime – tourist office and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne runs from October 2023 to 31 December 2024 and showcases 6 new Olympic disciplines: skateboarding, sport climbing, BMX freestyle, surfing, 3X3 basketball and breaking,under the artistic direction of François Gautret, RStyle.
"SPOT24 offers a new look at these sporting activities and communities that evolved on the streets, and which are now part of the popular imagination. These sportsmen and women/artists have retained their spirit and identity over the years"
François Gautret, curation of the SPOT24 exbiition
What do they have in common? Their lifestyle. Lifestyles with a strong identity that have nurtured several generations of enthusiasts and have led to the emergence of athletes from urban cultures. Today, these disciplines are present all over the world and their integration into the Olympic and Paralympic Games marks the start of a new era of modernity and
urbanization in sport.
This unique exhibition unveils a visitor path that is both immersive and interactive, with works from the Olympic Museum in Lausanne and original creations by French and international artists. The show’s mix of iconic objects, archives and special programming provides a complete cartography of these new disciplines and urban cultures, enhancing our collective memory and reinforcing the already close ties between the city of Paris and these cultures.
Works to be discovered at SPOT24 include: original wall murals by PichiAvo, posters and
watches from the mythical Keith Haring x Swatch collection, the personal collection of vinyl
records of the famous New York record dealer Lord Funk, videos in stop-motion animation by Patagraph, known among other things for OrelSan’s clip ‘La Quête’ (‘The Quest’), a finger skate play area in Parisian miniature streets designed by Nicolas Pierre, surfboards by Polynesian artists, as well as photos and sculptures by the French artist Léo Caillard represented by the Galerie 208.
Alongside François Gautret, Curator of the exhibition (founder of the association RStyle and expert on urban cultures), the museographer Clémence Farrell signs the scenographic design. The site was revamped by SAME architects (Anaïs Estrade and Marc-Antoine Servella), a studio specializing in bio/geosourced materials, whose raison d'être is to work together for a sensitive architecture, towards a sustainable heritage.
SPOT24 has received the label "Cultural Olympiad" Paris 2024
SPOT24, the Olympic Exhibition – practical information