Jef Aérosol, “Shh!”
What is Adam, “Lost Kids” (behind, GZUP’s Mickey Octopus)
Edge, “Vote Darkside” and Taosuz, “Information Control Reduces Your Privacy” “Questioning Facts Seriously Harms You”
GZUP, Cost x Gadfly, ENX, Birdy Kids, Edge
The Pompidou Center, named for Georges Pompidou, a Prime Minister and President of France, is an architecturally interesting building that looks as if it is inside out. You can see the duct work, pipes and scaffolding on the outside of the building. Inside, there is modern art, a library and screening rooms. The Stravinksy Fountain is adjacent and and features colorful sculptures that move and spray water.
Surrounding the Pompidou Center and Stravinsky Fountain are walls of street art: a large mural, graffiti, tags and paste ups. There is a whole artistic experience outside of the museum.
The 2011 mural “Shh!” is by Jef Aérosol and is stenciled onto the side of the neighboring building, anchoring all of the other work around it.
Everything else changes, as street art does. There’s What is Adam, a Canadian artist that added his “Lost Kids,” GZUP’s Mickey Octopus, Edge’s “Legalize Brain” and “Vote Darkside” paste ups, Taosuz’s warnings regarding privacy and critical thinking (elsewhere, capitalism and manufactured foods), New Yorker Cost collabed with Gadfly and ENX and remnants of some Birdy Kids posters are still up. Konny Steding, an artist from Berlin living in Paris, has work on nearby walls. Not to mention the tags, graff and layers of wheatpastes that have been covered up or are peeling.
Outside of the Pompidou Center is one of the best places to be surrounded by art.