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Giant artwork created in Paris park before going on world tour

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Giant artwork created in Paris park before going on world tour
The design of the artwork. Photo: Saype
09:41 CEST+02:00
A massive 600m long piece of artwork is being assembled in Paris for an exhibition starting on Monday.

Created by Swiss artist Saype, the Beyond Walls installation is a giant piece, taking up a space 600m long in Paris' Champ de Mars.

It shows a human chain of interlocked hands and will be created in the green space of the Champs de Mars using biodegradable paint.

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It will be on display from Monday, June 3rd, to Saturday, June 15th.

After its Paris display, it is then going off on tour. The three-year tour will cover 20 cities including Geneva, Berlin, London, Belfast and Buenos Aires.

The artist, who originally trained as a medic, was inspired by the work of migrant rescue organisation SOS Méditerranée, and the motif of interlocking hands was taken from photographers of migrants and their rescuers.

 

 

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