Monday, May 14, 2012

Belleville artist worksops

Every city has its artists district. I'm not talking about galleries or museum but more off scene workshops, where young, not academic artists, gather and create what might one day become very successful. In Paris, this district is located in Belleville, in the 20th arrondissement. Yesterday, they had a "Portes ouvertes" day (open doors), where everybody could walk into their workshops and admire their work. I saw many interesting things, including this rather unexpected Buddah style temple in front of a giant wall covered in graffiti. More information here.

11 comments:

  1. it is very colourful and very od..
    the new contempory art>>>
    nothing exaiting...really...just art...

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  2. Proving, perhaps, that Paris is still the center of art--old, new, good, bad, all?

    I don't know, but I would like to come and see.

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  3. Ironically, I did a pay as you wish. Street art.com tour of the Belleville area on Saturday. Very informative , including commentary of the area as well as the street art. I learned that some pieces are actually commissioned by the Mairie of the areas of Paris! So much for defacing the walls!! If some art is painted over,, they will leave the better art alone !
    I highly suggest this tour as he did not drone on and on, but hit the essentials and you walk away with some knowledge. And see an area of town without missing anything really good!

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  4. Oops for those who want to look it is streetartparis.org/tours

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  5. Very interesting, Eric (as much to see what has become of Belleville!). Thanks for the info, Phx—I'd love to do this (next time).

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  6. hum not sure about the art work but love Belleville as is where my friends live and is my home when in Paris.

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  7. @PHX. Yes, really thanks for the info. You know so much more about Paris than I do now!

    @Alexa and Jaq. Watch for tomorrow's photo, I also took it in Belleville...

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  9. It's like the Buddha has been desecrated. I think that would be what the Buddhists would feel.

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