Brandalism

Brandalism is a massive advertising takeover campaign in Paris highlighting the corporate stranglehold of UN climate talks. Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris last night - ahead of the United Nations summit beginning this Monday, including some works by Li-Hill. Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public gatherings following the terrorist attacks on 13 November in Paris, the Brandalism project has worked with Parisians to insert unauthorized artworks across the city that aim to highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency and climate change. The artworks were placed in advertising spaces owned by JC Decaux  -  one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising firms and an official sponsor to the COP21 climate talks. More info about these ad takeovers can be found on their site here.