JAMES COLOMINA STRIKES AGAIN... IN GERMANY! - Galeries Bartoux

JAMES COLOMINA STRIKES AGAIN… IN GERMANY!

James Colomina, whom we like to call the “French Banksy” of sculpture, struck again on the night of November 8th. 

For the first time, he installed not one, but two sculptures of his characteristic red in the streets of Berlin,

Today, 9 November, is the 32nd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a historic event that led to the liberation and reunification of Germany. Climbing the famous wall, now tagged by street artists, “MANDY” a seven year old girl holding a teddy bear symbolises the quest for happiness, the search for a better world and freedom.  

Sitting on a bridge overlooking line 1 of the metro, a place where thousands of anonymous people pass through every day, “L’ENFANT AU MASQUE” refers to the oppressive aspects of our society and the feeling of isolation. The mask evokes both the health crisis we are currently experiencing, but also the problem of pollution linked to ultra-urbanisation and the drifts of global warming.  

At a time when politics is under the spotlight (President Emmanuel Macron’s speech this evening, the COP 26 summit, etc.), James Colomina participates in the duty to remember and reminds us, with an ounce of cynicism, that history has important repercussions on today’s world… 

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