On the occasion of the visit of the American artist ESPO Stephen Powers to Besançon and to celebrate the realization of his first mural painting in France as it should be, we have proposed two days around the letter, the central theme of his works!
During these two days around the Cité des Arts, different times mixing practice and theory were proposed to you:
-Painting with the collective Vesontio Noster Vicus, who presented at the same time his book on the precursors of local graffiti,
-Discussions and debates on the place of the letter in the street with Stephen Powers (artist), Nicolas Mensch (sociologist) and François Chastanet (graphic designer).
– Introductory workshops in letter painting with Julien Boschiero and in wood type printing with the Moilkan Poster
All this in a musical and festive atmosphere, notably encouraged by the Disco Soup proposed by the association Les Radis’co, which has made you aware of food waste!
Bien Urbain 7
1 month : From 20th may to 17th June 2017
Place : mobile
Associate artist : OX (FR)
13 guest artists : Alias Ipin (FR), Bla+ (FR), Ekta (SWE), Ericailcane (IT), ESPO Stephen Powers (US), Sasha Kurmaz (UA), Jordan Seiler (US), Diana Sirianni (IT), Cie Spina (IT), LN Surfil (FR), OX (FR), Olivier Toulemonde (FR), The Wa (FR
Stephen Powers’s little routine phrases create two-way bridges between intimate and universal. A few words, sometimes accompanied by a drawing, evoke daily life’s little love words or the reflections that trot in our heads. Mythical artist of the period when graffiti opened on various tracks, and icon of the renewal of the letters painting, ESPO produces generous murals, which aim to synthesize a local mood.