Paris 2024 finalises 24 art posters

Cultural Olympiad gets underway
/ New Delhi
Paris 2024 finalises 24 art posters
Paris 2024 finalises 24 art posters

Artistic posters for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 were revealed on June 1

The organising committee of Paris Olympics 2024 has finalised its Cultural Olympiad which features 24 art posters prepared by a team of artists selected by a jury.
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As part of the Cultural Olympiad, the organising committee of Paris Olympics 2024 has unveiled the worls of a select group of artists.

According to a press statement by the organising committee, for the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad, five artists were selected by a competition jury composed of representatives of the IOC, Paris 2024, the Ministry of Culture, the City of Paris and the sports movement, as well as personalities from the arts world.

Two additional features were launched to celebrate the centenary of the Olympic Games Paris 1924, the introduction of breakdancing as a new Olympic discipline, and the Paralympic Games coming to France for the first time.

The Cultural Olympiad is an artistic collaborative venture which will consist of events and performances until September 8, 2024, the day of the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

Paris Olympics 2024 Cultural Olympiad showcases 24 captivating artist-designed posters

Paris Olympics 2024 Cultural Olympiad showcases 24 captivating artist-designed posters

Several thousand events and artistic performances, in every artform and throughout the regions, will give the public the opportunity to see the extent to which sport and art are based on common values.

Alongside its stakeholders – the Ministry of Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Ministry of Culture, the City of Paris, the Ile-de-France Region, the Seine-Saint-Denis Commune and the City of Marseille – Paris 2024 will pay tribute to the richness and excellence of French culture. The organisers say that the details of all the projects can be found on the brand new Cultural Olympiad website.

For every edition of the Games, the Organising Committee develops a programme of “Art Posters” complementing the official poster of the Games, in cooperation with the IOC. This programme gives artists a unique creative opportunity to be involved in building the collective memory of the Games.

The artists selected include American painter and sculptor AdamJanes,American multidisciplinary artist Clotilde Jiménez,French painter Gilles Elie, French photography duo Elsa & Johanna, French designer Pierre Seinturier, French designer and illustrator Fanny Michaëlis French photographer Stéphanie Lacombe.

The seven artists were invited to create, for the first time, diptychs featuring an Olympic poster and a Paralympic poster. They have all been involved in creating an original body of artworks using images to express the Olympic and Paralympic tenets such as inclusion, equality, celebration and innovation, all of which are at the heart of Paris 2024’s ambitions, with the aim of passing on an artistic and cultural legacy.

The 14 artistic posters for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 were revealed on June 1 on the banks of the Seine, for the 2023 edition of Nuit Blanche, which will take place on June 3. They will be on display for one month, and as September 2023 they will tour France thanks to the Terre de Jeux 2024 network.

Led by the Paris 2024 Cultural Section, the Cultural Olympiad is a joint project created in close cooperation with personalities involved in culture and sport throughout the national territory. Several major events will feature in the lead-up to the Olympic Games 2024, including the European Heritage Days and a Children’s and Youth Olympiad, providing many opportunities to celebrate the unique and historical character of these Games.

More than 500 Terre de Jeux 2024 operators are involved in this project, as well as a vast cultural network alongside the Olympic, Paralympic and Sports Movement.

There has already been a number of major nationwide excellence projects developed in cooperation with the cultural sections of the Paris 2024 stakeholders and the Ministry of Culture. The Mobilier National, the Quai Branly Museum, the Chaillot National Dance Theatre and the Natural History Museum have developed ambitious projects as part of the Cultural Olympiad.


Tony Estanguet

“The Cultural Olympiad is a programme of events that allows the host country of the Games to create a dialogue between sport and culture throughout the nation. For Paris 2024, hundreds of projects have already been labelled as part of the Cultural Olympiad, thanks to great collaboration with our partners. Today, we are very happy to reveal the major events of the Cultural Olympiad, which will be exciting milestones as we approach the Games. Thanks to the commitment of all those involved, and, of course, personalities from the worlds of sport and culture, the Cultural Olympiad has come to life, and its projects will reach an increasing number of people. Together we are “Games Wide Open”, and millions of us will be experiencing wonderful emotions thanks to sport and culture!” says Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024 Organising Committee.

Dominique Hervieu, Paris 2024 Head of Culture

Dominique Hervieu

“The Cultural Olympiad is a programme of artistic and cultural events gaining momentum ahead of the global event that is the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a generous spread of works aimed at people from all walks of life, whether or not they are involved in culture. I wish to pay tribute to the incredible mobilisation of all those involved in sport and culture, which has been going on for several months. This mobilisation continues to grow, with more than 1,600 projects already identified, half of which have been labelled or are in the process of being labelled,” says Dominique Hervieu, Paris 2024 Head of Culture.

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