Over 600 people attended the opening this weekend of the derelict “double” house tagged by the anonymous collective Créons, located at 33 rue Van Hoorde in Schaerbeek, declared the coordinators of the event last Monday. This free exhibition entitled “Mine de rien”, a play on the word “mine”, or the lead of a pencil and the idea of ‘casuality’, will run until October 26. The exhibition is open from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Guided tours by some of the artists and specialists of urban art will be held on Saturday evenings between the times of 6:00p.m. and 7:30 p.m., the first of which will be taken by Brussels graffiti artist Obêtre.
The exhibition combines various art forms, including tags and street art, but also painting, watercolor, sculpture and video. Visitors can wander through the two buildings, linked on the first floor, and observe the pencil-tagged wall art. The “Mine de Rien” project was financed through the Kisskissbankbank crowd funding site. Over the course of 45 days, 79 people chose to support the project and raised a cumulative total of 5,457 euros.
‘Créons’ has been making pencil drawings on the walls of Brussels to encourage creativity over the past 5 years.
The initiative is a flashback to the collective exhibition of street art at the Tour 13 in Paris, that has been under dismantling work since April. When it opened in 2013, it reaped over 25,000 visitors during the month of October alone.
Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)