rue to form, Paris Aéroport opens its doors to young artistic creations. From the end
of March, graphic-designer Jean Jullien will exhibit his works at Paris-Orly.
Our airports want your journey to include the best in culture. So, to inaugurate the new extension of the East Pier at Paris-Orly Sud, we will be exhibiting works by Jean Jullien, a London-based graphic designer from Nantes, who regularly works for publications such as Le Nouvel Observateur and The New York Times.
Our carte blanche project underscores Paris Aéroport’s commitment to supporting young French artists.
Showcased on the walls of the East Pier, the 15 works, featuring naive lines and warm colors, poke fun at our frailties and invite viewers to discover Paris and France via funny graphics. La Scène exposes our addiction to smartphones, Ramen revels in our taste for exotic flavors, while Luxury mocks our conformity.
Is it true that the French are complainers? It’s possible.
What’s certain is that Jean Jullien wonderfully lampoons us all..
End of March 2016 to end of March 2018
New link, South terminal
3 questions for Jean Jullien:
Do you think the French
Myself, I tend to complain about
everything. But rather than making
life impossible for the people close
to me, I use drawing as therapy
by staging the irony in all these
situations and in the everyday
things that bother me.
What memories do airports,
Paris-Orly in particular,
evoke for you?
I began traveling later in life when
I became an artist. So they remind
me of a lot of running, jetlag, and
everything associated with air travel.
But I love it, there’s huge comic
potential in these situations.
How do you feel about being
exhibited at Paris-Orly?
The people I meet, the places
I visit, and the cultures I discover
all greatly inspire me. It therefore
seems only natural for my works
to be shown in a culturally diverse
crossroads like Paris-Orly.
And right now, you can also enjoy the Louvre's exhibition entitled At the Louvre, Tous les voyages sont au Louvre, at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and discover our l'Espace Musées and its exhibitio Paris 1900 at the Petit Palais museum.