In the cultural center of Serbia in Paris from 31.3. until 15.4. a new exhibition of street art in Virtual Reality, curated by Ljiljana Radošević, “TRACES: Street Art of Serbia and France 1995 – 2022” will be presented.

The exhibition follows the development of street art between Serbia and France and the influence of France and French artists on the domestic scene from 1995 to 2022.

Over 70 works created in Serbia and France will be displayed in the virtual space on the VR-All-Art platform, which will show the relationship between these two countries in the field of street art. The goal of the exhibition is to create the first comprehensive presentation of the impact of French creativity in the field of graffiti and street art on the domestic art scene, as well as the creation of Serbian artists in France, through innovative and new technologies made possible by virtual spaces. In addition to the exhibition, a life-size virtual replica of the work of the famous French artist Black Le Rat has also been installed in the space.

In addition to this exhibition, the audience will be presented with the virtual exhibition “Loving Street art Belgrade” from 2020, translated into French, where there are over 40 works created by local and foreign authors on the streets of Belgrade. During the duration of the program, the audience will access the exhibitions with the use of VR equipment, and 30 of the most notable works of Serbian and French artists will be exhibited in the center.

One of the first cities to embrace graffiti culture in Europe was Paris. Miša Jens, the first official Belgrade graffiti artist, brought a new style from the streets of Paris to Belgrade in the mid-90s, so we can say that the influence of the French scene on the domestic scene and relations in the field of graffiti and street art have lasted for more than two decades. Famous French artists visited Serbia and left their works of art on the walls as part of major festivals such as Belef (Blek le Rat, REMED) as well as in cooperation with the French Institute, and many Serbian artists (Aleksandra Petković TKV, duo Sobekcis, Nikola Mihailović, Wuper…) spent time in France where they created and received inspiration for further work.

The exhibitions “TRACES: Street art of Serbia and France 1995 – 2022” and “Loving Street art Belgrade”, both curated by our colleague Ljiljana Radošević, are available to audiences from all over the world on the VR-ALL-ART platform.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on 31.3. on Friday starting at 7 p.m., and guests will be addressed by the author of the exhibition and art historian Ljiljana Radošević from the organization Street Art Belgrade, Serbian artist Aleksandra Petković TKV and French artist Kaldea.

From April 1st to April 15th, exhibitions in the virtual space will be able to be visited with the use of VR equipment in the period from 17:00 to 19:00.

The author of the project is the “Street Art Belgrade” organization, whose members have been researching, documenting, and popularizing street art and graffiti for over two decades. The project was realized with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Cultural Center of Serbia in Paris, and the company VR ALL ART.