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Welcome to the other side of correctness

STREET ART CITY, LURCY-LÉVIS, ALLIER, FRANCE

UNFORGETTABLE — INOUBLIABLE

Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU

OLLIERGUES, AUGUST/AOÛT 25, 2017

(including 19 personal pictures)

Abstract:

Lost in the middle of nowhere in Central France this ex-industrial wasteland of the French postal and telephone public company was bought by Gilles and Sylvie Iniesta in 2003 and they opened it up to street artists in 2016, and finally to the public in May 2017.

Unique in the world, it is becoming like all respectable vampires or werewolves, becoming the first non-urban permanent and sustainable center of Street Art and it is worth a detour if you are not too far, or even a trip if you are from more distant climes. The 128 bedrooms of this ex-training center are not yet open to the public, but they will be soon.

Street art is evanescent and here it is made to last longer than a couple of days or weeks. It is international and it is, first of all, a cry for freedom, freedom of expression, freedom of delivery and distribution to the public, freedom of thought and of creation.

This project is so attractive to these street artists that the owners have to choose, select, something that goes against the grain of street art but that will have to be managed “professionally” without falling down, into the abyss of politically, socially, culturally, artistically correct trendiness.

To be followed with interest and diligence. Get on your Internet and Google or Bling or whatever “Street Art City, Lurcy-Lévis” to have the latest news.

Research Interests:

Performing Arts, Art, History of Art, Street Art, Urban Graffiti, Graffiti, Visual Arts, and Industrial Wastelands

Written by

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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