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Felice Varini Carcassonne Installation

Visible from May to September 2018, Felice Varini’s latest project is a striking installation at the medieval fortress of Carcassonne in Southern France. Spread on the west front of the city fortifications, 15 yellow circles (composed of temporary thin aluminium strips) all come together perfectly in the field of vision when standing facing one of the gates and is characteristic of the Swiss artist’s geometric perspective-localized paintings. The project from the Paris-based Varini celebrates the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the city on the world heritage […]

Showing: Belin, Jaz and Lek – “Main Street” @ Rouen

After a previous edition in the largest museum of contemporary art in North Africa, the Mohammed VI Museum in Rabat, Morocco, the exhibition Main Street is now touring to Rouen in France . Three international artists Belin, Franco Fasoli, Lek are creating monumental installations within the Hangar 107. Spanish artist Belin painted a reclining nude with his ‘post neo-cubism’  style, while French artist Lek applied his signature geometric shapes directly onto the glass windows, and Argentinean artist Jaz created a colourful poetic narrative. The exhibition is running until April 3rd. Photos […]

Showing: JR – “Mind the Gap” @ Château La Coste

Currently at Château La Coste in France, JR (interviewed) has an exhibition on view featuring a nifty installation that is a play on some of his most well-known works like his Women Are Heroes project in Kenya. Entitled Mind the Gap, the piece in the Renzo Piano Pavilion features a series of hanging circular tracks that have miniature trains running in different directions, all pasted with the French artist’s photographs. The hypnotic motion of the 700 train cars creates a captivating sight for visitors of the exhibition which […]

Streets: Escif (Europe)

Spanish artist Escif was very active in the last couple of months, travelling around Europe and creating new public works inspired by the local issues and history. Often criticizing aspect of human activity, or choices made by part of population, his pieces balance between conceptual interventions, large illustrations and classic murals. Back in October Escif finished one of his larges pieces to date, on the 100m long back wall of the Modern Art Museum in Valencia (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern—IVAM). Marking the opening of a new outdoor […]

Streets / Recap: “Ville Musée” (Reunion Island)

Another street art festival was recently held at yet another unusual and very exotic location – an insular region of France located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar – Reunion Island. The Ville Musée aka City Museum event was held in a area called La Rose des Vents, where seven big walls have been painted by such artists as Gorg One, Galvis, Seth Globepainter (seen above), France, Ceet, Meo and Jace. Each artists combined their visual language with the motifs of island life or their vision of it, which resulted in series […]

Openings: Mr Freeze / ‘Lost & Found’ (Toulouse)

For the third year running (see 2014), the Mister Freeze exhibition opened recently and gathered over thirty national and international graffiti and street artists in Toulouse, France. Organised by Faute O Graff, the must-see event took place in the Cobalt building, a former industrial warehouse of 26,000 sq ft. During the week, visitors could enjoy artworks of established artists like Alëxone, Gris1 or Reso alongside emerging talents with different artistic styles – graffiti, post-graffiti, illustrative – along with murals, installations and workshops. Things were set up in […]

Showing: Daniel Arsham – “Future Relic 3” @ Cannes Film Festival

American artist Daniel Arsham is presenting the third installment of his Future Relics series at the 68th Film Festival in Cannes. The short film features actress Juliette Lewis. In parallel to the screening, an exhibition entitled Future Relic 3 on display at the Club Albane at the Marriott, presenting relic items from the film industry era including film camera, microphones to videotapes all recreated in Arsham’s signature technique. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.

Showing: Isaac Cordal – “Moments de solitude” @ Spacejunk

Last week, Spacejunk in Bayonne, France presented new works from Isaac Cordal in an exhibition entitled Moments de solitude. For this showing, the Brussel-based artist created installations for the indoor space that mirror the pieces he usually leaves in the streets. These sculptural interventions, which he calls Cement Eclipses, consist of tiny middle-aged men in suits who navigate dreary, oppressive environments pointing out the how we are slaves to consumerism, funded by lives of drudgery. Discuss Isaac Cordal here.

Upcoming: Anish Kapoor @ Versailles

Following in the footsteps of Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, another worthy giant in the contemporary art world will be putting his works on display in the unique historic setting – Anish Kapoor. Visitors to Palace of Versailles between June to October next year will be greeted by the British sculptor’s famous shiny geometric objects among other works in the rooms and grounds of the 17th century chateau. Via New York Times. Discuss Anish Kapoor here.

Preview / Streets: O.Two – ‘Flux’ @ Winterlong Galerie

London based abstract artist O.Two is currently in France painting a commissioned wall at a large concert venue in La Rochelle and he sent us along a few progress pictures of the piece coming together. The mural combines his typographically inclined abstract stylings with figurative elements – somewhat of a first for him. Also known as James Carey, O.Two is combining the trip with an exhibition at Winterlong Galerie set to open this Thursday, September 18th entitled Flux. The show will feature 10 new paintings […]