From April 2 to May 16, Paris Rendezvous will host the exhibition "I Vélib' I Can Fly.” 19 international artists, passionate about the urban world of cycling, will unveil new works that interpret their vision of riding a Vélib’ bike in Paris.
Since its launch in 2007, Vélib’ has become a veritable icon of Paris, inspiring artists around the world and reflecting the Parisian lifestyle. The city of Paris and JCDecaux have collaborated with the U.S.-based bicycle poster collective ARTCRANK to bring together French, American, and British artists, all devotees of cycling, to interpret this iconic symbol through handmade, silkscreened posters. The “I Vélib’, I Can Fly” exhibition will take place from April 2 to May 15 at Paris Rendez-Vous, the concept store of the City Hall of Paris.
The 19 original, limited-edition silkscreen prints invite Parisians to dive deep into a new artistic universe that showcases Paris as it is explored by bicycle. A diverse array of compositions will be on display – dreamlike, symbolic, and humorous.
From 2 April to 16 May
Concept store of the City Hall of Paris
Paris Rendez-Vous - 29 rue de Rivoli (4e)
Free admission, from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm.
Closed april 11th.
Vélib’ station n°04-16, 3 rue Lobau
Workshops and creation spaces will allow visitors to express in turn what they feel on a Vélib’ bike ride through the capital city. Artists will hold workshops to introduce the young and old alike to the art of silkscreen printmaking.
Free workshops, without subscription
Saturday april 4th, 18th and 25th, 3 pm to 5 pm
To complement the exhibition, Vélib’ will join Le Slip Français to introduce a “I Vélib’, I Can Fly” capsule fashion collection. 100% made in France, these t-shirts, bags, underwear and espadrilles will get Parisians ready for summer!
Available 2nd April
Image Républic has created small souvenir prints of the original posters so visitors can take home a memento of the exhibition. The original edition of handmade silkscreened posters will be available at Paris Rendez-Vous and online at boutique.paris.fr .