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Museum paintings become street art in Ixelles

02:19 04/03/2016

Volunteers are putting the finishing touches this week on a series of murals pasted onto the walls of buildings across Ixelles. From 5 March, the Brussels commune will be the centre of the art project, the first of its kind in Belgium, which takes the characters of several paintings from the Museum of Ixelles and turns them into street art. The murals will be on display until 10 April as part of Museum Night Fever, writes Brusselnieuws.

The Outings. Museum out of the box project draws attention to the museum's collection by letting some 20 characters “escape from their painting for a ramble through the streets of Ixelles”, reads the museum website.

The initiative comes from French artist Julien de Casabianca, whose goal is to build a bridge between the fine arts and street art, as he has previously done with similar projects in Hanoi, Moscow, Jerusalem, Paris, New York and Ramallah. The artist hopes to arouse the curiosity of people unaccustomed to visiting museums.

Written by Robyn Boyle

Comments

salsadancer

Am not against the initiative just as long as it does not promote anymore graffiti. This photo says it all: missing paving stones, major graffiti, and public works signs which will probably languish in this spot long after the works are completed!

Mar 4, 2016 09:41
CC_R

Graffiti will be there no matter what with out any I courage eat nice ice to spread art.

Mar 4, 2016 11:25