La Forêt Escargot: a street art exhibition within a giant snail in Paris - Extra time

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 6 December 2019 at 14h32 · Updated on 24 February 2020 at 14h43
A giant snail highlighting ecology and recycling through an installation by 29 artists. This is what travelling exhibition La Forêt Escargot offers us to discover from November 23, 2019 to March 15, 2020 in Paris 14th arrondissement.

Since November 23, 2019 Paris 14th arrondissement has been housing a giant snail. Following this summer's success at Place Stalingrad, La Forêt Escargot is back in Paris. This time, the travelling installation can be seen till March 15, 2020 in Paris 24th arrondissement, by the Hôpital de la Rochefoucauld, on 15 Avenue du Général Leclerc.

Created by Inzouk Assoc, a non-profit association organizing cultural events related to street pictorial praxis, this uncommon installation highlights the work of 29 street artists.

They’ve all agreed to collaborate to sculpt, paint and create something inside and outside to give birth to this Forêt Escargot.

Here are the 29 street artists who worked on the project:

  • ALEX PERRET
  • ANIS
  • BEERENS
  • BOJAN
  • DJALOUZ
  • DOUDOU’ STYLE
  • EVAZESIR
  • FKDL
  • HAKIC
  • IZA ZARO
  • JIBE
  • MADEMOISELLE MAURICE
  • MOSKO
  • NOSBE
  • PHOTOGRAFFEE
  • REAONE
  • SHAKA
  • SHOU VAGABOMBE
  • SLY2
  • SNEZ
  • SWAR
  • VINIE
  • WAYNE
  • GUESTS : REMI CIERCO, LAPIN MUTANT, TITIFROMPARIS, MORNE, DOZE, 3615

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If the tail of the snail has been created by EvazéSir, the shell has been painted by Michael Beerens. Inside, visitors can discover a giant totem by Nosbé as well as a rain of light floral suspensions by Mademoiselle Maurice. Children and adults will take a walk down memory lane with the panda by Doudou’Style and Mosko’s giraffes.

Like the whole installation, La Forêt Escargot invites to think about the environment. By choosing to recycle materials, La Forêt Escargot makes us wonder about what our waste will become and invites visitors to “understand that beautiful isn’t inseparable from new”.

To discover this very poetic collective work, head to the Paris 14th arrondissement, not far from the Place Denfert-Rochereau.


Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 23 November 2019 to 15 March 2020

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    Location

    Place Denfert-Rochereau
    75014 Paris 14

    Official website
    laforetescargot.com

    More informations
    Lieu : tiers lieu de l'Hôpital de la Rochefoucauld, 15 avenue du Général Leclerc 75014
    Ouvert le mercredi, samedi et dimanche de 13h à 18h
    Prix Libre

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