Vitry- sur-Seine, an open air museum

Come out of confinement and stuffy environment of museums, enjoy the outdoor art. Welcome to Vitry sur Seine the world capital of street art ! Breathe, touch, and experience real Art without seeming to!

Here, more than anywhere else you can live street art in all its dimensions. The city has succeeded in bringing together talents comprising various techniques of painting like “stencil” , “mosaic ” , “graffiti”, and wherever they come from : Italia, Canada , GB, Ireland… Let us name among them : Pixel Pancho, Finbarr, Indigo, Stew, Alice Pasquini, Sonda, Avataar, Kashink ….

Don’t forget the talented and well recognised Christian Guémy alias C215 who is the pioneer of Street Art in Vitry-sur-Seine. He has contributed to its development when he installed there his first art worskhop in 2009. His colorful and fragile portraits are recognizable at first glance in many of streets of Vitry sur Seine. Some of them were even exported to the heart of cities around the world like as Los Angeles , Moscow and Rome.

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Birthplace of hip-hop and urban culture in general in France, Vitry sur Seine was also the pioneer of the 1% public artistic subsidy in the sixties . Many cultural events are organized in Vitry-sur-Seine and other cities in Val-de-Marne specifically to promote these urban arts like as  , Festival Murs Murs , Les balades Street Art , Festival des cultures urbaines Fresne (s) zik , Festival Kalypso , Festival vive l’art rue , L’hip-hopée 94 : la quinzaine des cultures urbaines en Val- de -Marne.

Whether in summer or winter you can enjoy the city’s artistic landscape .The show is guaranteed regardless of the part of the city you are going through. The exciting thing about this open air museum is that, from week to week , month to month, you may not see the same wall painting. The ephemeral nature of these works of art gives you the privilege to experience a unique private exhibition.

Open up your eyes, you are in Vitry-sur-Seine ! Art and Creativity are within your reach. Simply enjoy it !

Yacine Ndiaye

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