Launched in June 2014, the Outings project aims to bring out the works of the museum in an original way, through posters created by anyone with a mobile phone. A new way to combine art and photography and pass less famous paintings galleries in the street.
Artist, but before that a journalist, writer, director and producer, Julien de Casabianca, originally from Outings project defines the project as a “link between our daily lives and our collective culture places”. He explains his approach by the desire to get these anonymous characters of works of art museums where “no one will see them. So it is they who will see people “.
And indeed the project website encouraged to choose anonymous characters and not known figures (“neither king nor queen nor Mary, Jesus, etc …”), from any century from a museum of the city where you want to display its creation. So the link is maintained between the works and the collective consciousness.
This is for the participants, both amateur and professional artists to choose this anonymous character of a painting in a museum in their city, photograph it and print it on a large poster. It is stuck on a dilapidated wall and then turns into a new work. The process, described in detail on the internet is gently mocked the anti-photography museums regulations “if you are quick and discreet you will manage to take pictures before we ask you politely to stop.”
Outing is an achievement that easy interests flourishing all over the world: France, Spain, Brazil, United States of America, Paraguay, Pakistan, Uganda, Australia, Mexico …
Cédric – Citibreak