After the success of its collective exhibition “Sneakers Generation”, the Sakura Gallery presents an explosive exhibition gathering 115 international artists. The challenge? Each artist will revisit a can of 8.6 according to his universe.
Street art offers a variety of supports from which Sakura Gallery draws its inspiration to create atypical exhibitions: subway maps, Napoleonic cobblestones, banknotes, bistro menus or even the mythical Air Jordan, any support is good to let the artists’ creativity express itself.
This year, wishing to create a single collective exhibition, the gallery team wanted to find the ideal support for this event.
The street culture to which street art is linked requires elements that allow it to be nomadic. This is how the idea came to have street artists intervene on beer cans whose 50cl format recalls that of aerosol cans, the iconic tool of the street artist.
This particular format, created by the brand 8.6, has developed in the street, in parallel with street art. Therefore, by bringing together an iconic brand impregnated with a city lifestyle, and artists who evolve in this space, the exhibition wants to be a true tribute to urban culture.
From the United States to Indonesia, through Spain, Italy, and of course France, 125 artists have carte blanche to customize a 50 cl can. In addition to the format constraint, they will have to leave the logo of the 8.6 brand, keystone of this artists’ gathering.
Among them, the French artist Ardif and his urban fauna, the minimalist and colorful animals of the artist Ami Imaginaire or the works mixing comics and surrealism of the Bulgarian duo of artists Arsek and Erase. Painting, collage, mosaic and many other techniques will be used to make each can unique.
Aceuno, Agpnt, Aket Kubic, Alberto de la Valle, Alegria del Prado, Alexis Raoult, Ami Imaginaire, Ardif, Ardpg, Artwars, Bebar, BerthetOne, Bishop Parigo, Bleeken, Bows, Brunograffer, Cez Art, Christophe Catelain, Cris Valencia, Daco, Daien Mitchell, Dani Hache, Dave Baranes, Diamond, Docteur Paper, Easy, Ememem, Emyart’s, Euugène Barricade, Freaks the Fab, Gomad, Grapheart, Greg Leon Guillemin, Horss, Hydrane, In Love, Jaume Montserrat, Jmute, Jo Little, Joey Allen, Julieta XLF, Kafé, Kaldea, Kanim, Kekli, Kendo, Kint1R, Kram, Le Cyklop, Lego to the Party, Les Murs ont des Oreilles, Licea, Magali Vermeersch Manoel Quitério, Mario Fonseca, Matt_tieu, Max 132, Mehsos, Mister Copy, Mister Thoms, Mlcka, Möka 187, Mone Uzi Crew, Monsieur Poulet, Motte, Mr Cute, Mr Pee, Mydogsighs, Nick Visioli, Nina Valkhoff, Noble Uno, Nosbé, OakOak, Otto Schade, Patch Whisky, Piotre, Pmh, Polite Bastart, Raf Urban, Rasto, Red Dito, Redape, Redmer Hoekstra, Reusone, Rise up, Sabrina Beretta, Sax, Searty, Seaty, Skatinchinchilla, Sledone, Sloke One, Smape, Smoke, Solo, Sonke, Speedy Graphito, Sprirale, Stoul, Sunra, Syrk, Takir, Tim Marsh, Titiartist, Tito & Mulk, Toctoc, Travis Durden, Tuyuloveme, WD, Yeko, Yoldie, Zach Oreo, Zurik
Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 6pm to 9pm
Until 19 June 2022
21 rue du Bourg Tibourg
(Metro Hôtel de Ville)
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