In search of surfaces to paint, Alias Ipin arrives in autumn 2016 in Gignac-la-Nerthe (Bouches-du-Rhône). He finds his inspiration in the recent history that has upset the routine of the district: the eviction of the former tenants of an entire hamlet in favour of a building construction. The artist symbolically bars these houses emptied of their tenants. The human drama was then revealed, leading to a more documentary approach that allowed the artist to meet the people concerned and gather their testimonies.
On Friday, May 26, 2017, the opening of the exhibition took place in the presence of the artist. Alias Ipin presented his series and exchanged with those present about his project.
→ Exhibition co-produced with the Maison de l’architecture Franche-Comté
and Karwan, street and circus PACA
May 26 to June 28, 2017
House of architecture, 2 rue de Pontarlier, Besançon (FR)
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)
Inspired by the masters of geometrical abstraction and the different ways of liquidating the paint too clean, Alias Ipin presents an exhibition documenting a series of murals that testify to a property expropriation.