From April 13 until June 16, 2013, the Centre Pompidou is having a series of special exhibitions that will enable visitors of all ages to discover urban art outside of its normal setting. In order to accomplish this, the museum is offering up a variety of its spaces to a number of recognized street artists.
Names such as RERO and LUDO will therefore present their works in one of the most well-known modern art museums in France. Seven different artists will all have their moment to shine from April to June.
The exhibit, entitled « Ex Situ, » pays tribute to the principal characteristics of street art. Although this art form is primarily practiced in the streets and in urban settings, the Centre Pompidou will attempt to create a similar setting to replicate the forbidden and dispersed origins of this counterculture art.
In this way, the museum and the artists involved are participating in the rehabilitation of the street art movement. In the past, this movement has been fraught with controversy but has also been the source of much diversity and innovation in art.
The seven artists — LUDO, RERO, JonOne, Vhils, YZ, Mark Jenkins and Ox — will perform in various spaces of the Centre Pompidou. The spaces where visitors might run into this art include the Forum, the escalator and the Piazza. After creating their works of art, the artists will then hold workshops to inform the public about their artistic process.
These processes will all be captured on video in order to document the artists at work and the manner in which they transcend their craft in order to share their vision with the public.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can check out this innovative exhibition and series of workshops for themselves during their stay in Paris. Beginning in April, the artist being displayed will change every week or so until the end of the exhibition in June.