Wednesday 26 June 2024

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Amphithéâtre d'Honneur

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


American artist Alison Saar (born 1956) has been chosen to create the Olympic sculpture in Paris, which will be inaugurated on 23 June 2024.

Born into a family of Los Angeles artists, Alison Saar's work deals with issues of justice and compassion, honouring people who have been under-represented and marginalised in the past, or continue to be so today.

For the Tokyo Games, French artist Xavier Veilhan created a work entitled The Audience (2021), which has since been installed permanently in the heart of the Japanese capital. As part of its Olympic Art Visions programme, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is inviting a leading visual artist to create an original work of art inspired by sport and Olympic values, to be installed in the public space of the host city of the Games.

The meeting will be chaired by Anja Wodsak, Senior Manager, Arts & Culture Programmes at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, and Audrey Illouz, Head of Cultural Programming at the Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Photo credits: © Tom Leeser and Martin Argyroglo