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Why artists installed 600 fake adverts at COP21

COP21Fake Advert VW photo by Thomas Dekeyser

Author: Thomas Dekeyser, University of SouthamptonWhy artists installed 600 fake adverts at COP21 It’s 72 hours before the official launch of COP21 and 60 volunteers – armed with four-way utility keys and 600 six-sheet posters – drift across the streets of Paris in screen-printed JC Decaux vests. Their mission: to illegally replace existing advertisements with artworks that raise concerns around the sponsorship of COP21 by large corporations such as Engie […]