Asphalte brings colors to the city of Charleroi.
We take a stroll through the city with Raphael Cruyt Commissioner of the art works (together with Alice
van den Abeele). Together htey brought artist from the Brussels based art gallery Alice Gallery to work in the city.
The contemporary creative space that is the B.P.S.22 comprises an important visual arts sub-theme and will
showcase renowned artists, including Maya Hayuk (USA), Invader (F), Steve Powers (USA), Escif (E), and
Hello’O Monsters (B) at the event. Approximately ten artists will be investing in areas affected by urban decay,
wastelands and little-known buildings to regenerate the city, under the supervision of Commissioners Alice
van den Abeele and Raphael Cruyt from the Brussels Based art galley Alice Gallery.
Participating in enhancing the attractiveness of the city and positioning Charleroi on the Belgian cultural, artistic and social scene is the goal of Asphalte #1 Urban Art Biennial. At the initiative of the City of Charleroi and coordinated by the non-profit Asphalte, Asphalte #1 is intended to be a participatory and inclusive event, adhering to the idea that culture is one of the important factors in social and economic development. In an ever-changing urban landscape of wastelands, cankers and blind gables, the city centre becomes the site of artistic realisations in various forms: murals, sculptures, and musical, theatrical, dance or relational events. A diversity that is defined in the concept of urban art. From 3 May to 26 October in Charleroi, sociocultural operators offer that you take part in this unique project to reposition Charleroi, deepening its uniqueness and its differences.
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A repoert by Stefano Lapasini and Ryan Le Garrec for Brussels International, TVBrussel.