The Remains of Industry, originally stencilled on the wall of an abandoned factory in Brooklyn, saw its French version appear on the wall of Rhodiacéta Besançon, also dedicated to its demolition. The work is a tribute to the protest movements led by workers of the former industrial silk factory between 1967 and 1968.
The wall was demolished on February 27, 2019.
Bien Urbain 8
1 month: From 8th june to 8th july 2018
Site: Chez Hôp Hop Hop
Associate artist: Brad Downey (US)
16 guest artists : Christian Eisenberger (AUT), Julien Fargetton (FR), John Fekner (US), Somaticae (FR), Olivier Grossetête (FR), Deana Kolenčiková (CZ), Cie La Méandre (FR), Jérôme Fino (FR), Igor Ponosov (RU), Yevgen Samborsky (UKR), Santiago Sierra (MX), Helmut Smits (NL), Brad Troemel (US), Vladimir Turner (CZ), Jazoo Yang (KOR), Brad Downey (US)
A pioneer of urban art, John Fekner confronts us with the brutality of urban situations with a critical and emancipatory distance. Like “labels” in situ, his stencilled words and sentences put hard words on delicate situations, which nobody talks about publicly.