Paris: the “Wall for Peace” moves to the 15th arrondissement

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 8 October 2020 at 15h02 · Updated on 8 October 2020 at 16h15
After 20 years on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris, the famous “Wall for Peace” or “Mur pour la Paix” by artist Clara Halter is moving and is said to take place in October on avenue de Breteuil in Paris 15th arrondissement.

Who has never seen the famous “Wall for Peace”? Monument created by artist Clara Halter and set up by the Wilmotte & Associés office, the “Mur pour la Paix” (the original name for Wall for Peace) has been set up twenty years ago on the pitches of the Champ-de-Mars in Paris, as part of the celebration to the third millennium. Loosely inspired by the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, this monument – where the word peace is written in 49 languages on large glass panels – is a symbol of peace and brotherhood.

Inaugurated in 2000 by Jacques Chirac, the “Wall for Peace” is moving because of the “Grand Palais Ephémère” installation. In agreement with its designers and owners, the monument will take place in Paris 15th arrondissement, on avenue de Breteuil in October 2020.

Tweet reads: “Clara Halter and Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s masterful work “The Wall for Peace will find a new place in the historic perspective of the Invalides”.

At the latest Council of Paris, the city hall says the monument has already been “dismantled in June”. By the way, the work will be set on Avenue de Breteuil, “in a restored form suiting its new environment”.

The city hall adds that “we agreed with the State on an equal payment for the operation. The minister of Culture will contribute to the moving of “The Wall for Peace” of up to 50% within the limit of €750,000”.

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