A Global Art Project Frees Paintings And Brings Them Into The Public Eye
Upon seeing the painting of a female prisoner tucked away into a corner of the Louvre on his visit last year, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca wondered if he could “free” her by reproducing her image on a public street. This led to an unplanned global participation under a title of the Outings Project .
Since the inauguration of the project many people have unexpectedly untwined such paintings and put them up in public spaces worldwide.
Museums in Madrid and Poland have also proposed artists to “play with their art in public” in context with the Outings Project. “We don’t want to tell you something that you don’t know, and we don’t want people to feel ignorant. You have just to feel that [the artwork] is ancient and shifted, you have just to be touched by the emotion, by the esthetic, by the art,” says Casabianca, who is now on a 12-city tour around the US inorder to liberate more art. You can follow recent paste-ups on the project’s Facebook or Instagram.