Post-Posters in the city of Strasbourg, France From March through May 2019
“Actions Speak Louder Than Ass Ads,” says a new stencil-style printed poster by New York’s epic, if sometimes cryptic, street commentator of four decades, John Fekner. Anyway, who will argue with that?
“Post-posters is a cooperative proposition about public billposting,” says French conceptual street anarchist Matthew Tremblin about his new project with hit-and-run situationist street posterer Antonio Gallego. Together they reclaim space with individually produced posters and they invite artists from around the world to do the same.
Over a two month period the creative placemakers are facilitating an international crew of artists to post posters on the occasion of the double exhibition by Banlieue-Banlieue group* (°1982, Poissy) taking place in Strasbourg, at both AEDAEN and the Syndicat Potentiel.
The simple plotter printing and limited color palette give the collection of sentiments and sneaky statements a pre-Internet flavor, now delivered in the streets with post-Internet zeal. As advertisers begin to take more public space and mind space with screens of all sorts on the streets, these simple posters actually can appear to be more powerful.
Given that the streets of Strasbourg are regularly ringed by smoke bombs and the air is full of chants from the raging Yellow Vest protests, this campaign may also strike you as a Situationist protest against predatory capitalism now metastasizing into corporate fascism in so-called Western societies.
Or it may simply seem like a lot of curious posters.
Post-posters features worldwide artists including: Céline Ahond & Valérie Tortolero, Émilie Akli, Liliana Amundaraín, Groupe Banlieue-Banlieue (Alain Campos, Antonio Gallego, José Maria Gonzalez), La galerie des locataires présente André Cadere, Mathieu Boisadan, Lénie Blue, Hervé Bréhier & Laura Morsch-Kihn, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Raphaël Charpentié, Vincent Chevillon, Emma Cozzani, Minerva Cuevas, Alain Declercq, Michel Dector, Justin Delareux, Caroline Delieutraz, Carole Douillard, Michel Dupuy, Souad El Maysour, Encastrable, Escif, John Fekner, Sebastian Freytag, Antonio Gallego, Jakob Gautel, Roland Görgen, Anahita Hekmat, David Horvitz, Icy & Sot, Rafael Gray, Ann Guillaume & Tom Bücher, Antoine Hoffmann, Rodolphe Huguet, Jason Karaïndros, Jiem L’Hostis & Mary Limonade, Laurent Lacotte, Thomas Lasbouygues, Lise Lerichomme, Richard Louvet, Jean-Claude Luttmann, Gabrielle Manglou, Laurent Marissal, Roberto Martinez, Cynthia Montier & Myriam Suchet, Tania Mouraud, Aurélie Noury, Myriam Omar Awadi, Leila Payet, Patrick Pinon, Igor Ponosov, Arthur Poutignat, Arzhel Prioul alias Mardinoir, Jacques Sy, Mathieu Tremblin, Marianne Villière, Addie Wagenknecht, Éric Watier.
CREDITS: Production by Syndicat Potentiel, Strasbourg (FR). Installations by Antonio Gallego, Laurent Lacotte, Mathieu Tremblin. Fly posting and documentation in Strasbourg by Liliana Amundaraín, Antonio Gallego, Laurent Lacotte, Thomas Lasbouygues, Antoine Lejolivet, Arthur Poutignat, Mathieu Tremblin. Printing by Orgacompte (Nîmes). Thanks to Laurent Bourderon (Immédiats, Arles).
For more information about Syndicat Potentiel, Post Posters Project AND to download or buy a poster click HERE
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