Wednesday, 16 October 2013

La Tour Paris 13 - Art outside the galleries

Located along the Seine, La Tour Paris 13 is an unmissable bright orange building and host to the largest temporary gallery to date in Europe. 

Back in 2004, Mehdi Ben Cheikh opened the Galerie Itinerrance  in Paris 13th arrondissement. 
After hearing that a buidling from the 50s, called les Sablieres, would be demolished he negotiated with both the town hall and ICF habitat Sabliere to set up an ephemeral gallery with a free public entry. 

Over more than 8 months, hundred of international street and graffiti artists participated in this project, each leaving their unique mark over 9 floors within 36 apartments.


The building now known as La Tour 13 is not only spectacular but also ephemeral as the building is due to be demolished later this year. 
But you will still have access to the Gallery online via http://www.tourparis13.fr/ where you will have 10 days to save each of these works of art by clicking one pixel at a time. On the 11th day only pieces entirely saved will appear on the website. 

Here is a selection following my visit a couple of weeks ago ....


The facade was painted with distinctive calligraphy style work by the artist El Seed.
He also painted one of the room with more pics further down.  




French artist: Ludo



Check out the teaser
  

British artist: David Walker and a portrait of Rimbaud by Jimmy C who currently has a show at Pure Evil Gallery in London, the Riot Series running until the 27th October More info here




Artist Jimmy C (Australia)
 


Artist: NEMI


Cats stencils by French artist: C215





Artist EIME from Portugal 


Artist: Mario Belem 


Pantonio  also participated inside the block and on one of the facade




Portrait carved into the wall by artist Vhils



Agostino Lacurci (Italie)


Amazing 3D painting by Peeta, graffiti writer, sculptor and painter from Venice (Italy)


Artist: Ortica Noodles 


Work by KATRE 



COPE2 & Indie 184 (US)



Mosko & Associes work on reflection


Artist: Seth (France)



Artist:  INTI


Artist: Stinkfish





You can see the work by ETHOS (Brazil) through the door and the room decorated by JAZ (Argentina)




Artist: SPETO



El Seed (Tunisia)


Dan23, talented artist from Strasbourg 



Spanish artist B TOY


Artist: Uriginal
 
  
Maz (Saudi Arabia)
 

Alexöne (France)



Artists: Julien Colombier, Alëxone



Artist Thor in action 

Reaone (France)


Talented artist: Guy Denning (UK) with a glimpse at Philippe Baudelocque's work through the door


JB Rock from Italy 


Chalk time with artist Philippe Baudelocque (France) 


Artist: Flip (Brésil)




Sambre (France)


Artist A1one from Iran 



Bom.K & Liliwenn (France)

Shoof (Tunisie)


STeW (France) 




La Tour Paris 13 is now open for a month to the public until the 31st of October 
from 12pm until 8pm @ 5 Rue Fulton, 75013 Paris, 
Metro Quai de la Gare 

There is a list of all participating artists on their website too: http://www.itinerrance.fr/

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