Space Invader invades le Musee en Herbe

Posted on January 27, 2017

From January 26th all the way until September 3rd, 2017, the Musée en Herbe is invaded! Mysterious and elusive street artist Invader has turned it into a pixelated playground. Invaders new exhibition is especially made for children from the ages 3 and 103. 

Playfulness and interaction are the 2 most important elements in this super fun show! Building his artistic career on the "childish" idea of " invading the world" with video game characters, Paris-based artist created a journey through his universe with more than a hundred new works for this showcase. 

The name of the show comes from the famous “Hello my name is…”,  nametags, used by support groups and therapist but also loved by street artist. The twist that Invader puts on this classic sentence invites the public to explore the work and play with it. Getting his inspiration from the world of kids and their imagination young visitors and their parents will have the chance to enjoy arcade games, a large interactive map of the world, works made of Rubik’s cubes, a magnets wall, and many more installations that will enable children to truly interact and play with the artwork. From very large ‘rubikcubist’ painting of Peter Pan, the child who never wanted to grow up, to replicas of popular cartoons or game characters familiar to kids.

At its core, the French artist’s work has always taken virtual, digital imagery and re-imagines it in physical, tactile tiles that the public are able to see and touch in the street. Invader has now made it even easier to interact with his works by creating the Flash Invader app app, which involves hunting down his art and taking a picture of it. All of the mosaics have become an integral part of cities all over the world such as Amsterdam, Paris, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Tokyo and many many more (67 to be exact!). Playing the game on the app requires the users to explore and interact with the artworks and their environment. 

So if you are in Paris make sure to stop by this wonderful exhibition and lose yourself in the world of Invader!