An exhibition presenting Julien de Casabianca’s Outings Project is coming to Belgrade and is opening tonight!
Casabianca is a French Corsican visual artist and filmmaker with an international reputation. In 2014 he launched a project to bring paintings ‘locked away’ in museums out onto the streets. To achieve this, de Casabianca selects a number of paintings from a city’s museums and transfers the most striking characters or elements. These are then transferred to that city’s streets using a unique procedure to print the artworks.
The exhibition opening tonight in the Institut Français Serbie (the French cultural centre in Serbia, see map below) will display photographs of the project in cities across the world where it has been implemented.
De Casabianca is also a huge proponent of participatory art and will be continuing the Outings Project in Belgrade and Novi Sad. Indeed, carefully selected elements artworks from the Gallery of Matica Srpska have already begun appearing on walls in Belgrade.
The paintings were selected in cooperation with around 20 local participants and will also appear in Novi Sad.
If, like us, you’re dying to become more familiar with de Casabianca’s work then head down to Knez Mihailova tonight to catch the exhibition opening.
The exhibition will be open in Belgrade from 7pm tonight, 14 July, until Tuesday 8 August and is then heading to Novi Sad.
Check out the facebook event posted by Institut Français Serbie by clicking here.