Presented by galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris - Copyright photo Marc Domage
U.N Camouflage, 2013
Impression sur textile
193 drapeaux (150 x 100 cm)
Founded in 2004 by Ferenc Gróf (born in 1972) and Jean-Baptiste Naudy (born in 1982), Société Réaliste is an artistic cooperative. For the fortieth anniversary of FIAC, the Léopold Sédar - Senghor Bridge is occupied by the monumental work of Société Réaliste, U.N. Camouflage. 193 flags in the colors of each UN member state transformed into a camouflage pattern are raised to each member country of the United Nations, transformed into a camouflage pattern are raised to height of 20 feet on each side of the bridge linking the Louvre to the left Banks of the Seine. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the 193 flags lose their identitary character, while remaining strangely familiar. Their ideological, political or cultural peculiarities blend into a variety of shapes and colors common to all nations. The perception of these national emblems is disrupted visually as well as conceptually.