C215 “Athletes” exhibition: when talents meet to support Peace and Sport
Yesterday was the opening of “Athletes”, an exhibition of street artist C215 in Paris under the high patronage of Mrs Laura Flessel, French Minister of Sports and Peace and Sport Champion for Peace.
This exhibition is curated by Thibault Sarda, former member of the French fencing team and founder of SPREAD !T, in partnership with Paris 2024 and Paris 13th arrondissement municipality. On this occasion, Peace and Sport signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Spread !T for partnering the exhibition in which our Champions for Peace will be presented as such. Part of the works will travel to our Forum in Monaco from the 6th to 8th of December during which two art pieces will be sold to the benefit of our projects in the field : the portrait of Sarah Ourahmoune and of Guo Chuan, specially made for the occasion.
Champions for Peace are high level sportspersons personally committed to the peace through sport movement. They work to make sport a tool for dialogue and social cohesion.
For Mrs Flessel: “By adapting sports, we can reach out to young people living in vulnerable areas, where violence is rife. I firmly believe that sport is a tool capable of contributing tangibly to the socialization and re-socialization of the most underprivileged people.”
Christian Guémy, also known as C215 is a Parisian street artist focused on stencil graffiti. Born in 1973, C215 started spray painting in 2005 and is today one of the finest, and most productive stencil artists on the street art scene.
For Thibault Sarda, curator : “Street art and sport are connecting to give the youth a message of hope. Portraits of famous sportspersons evokes determination, strength and generosity.”