famous paintings onto public infrastructure by Julien de Casabianca
Julien de Casabianca, 46, French and Corsican, is both a visual artist and a filmmaker.
His work is always related to the street.
Literature Nobel Prize Gao Xingjian wrote the script of his first movie, a short-film entitled, Night after the rain, entierly shot in imaginary city streets. The original soundtrack was composed by pianist Yaron Herman.
For his first feature-lenght, Passing by, he spent trhee years filming anonymous passers-by in the streets of 44 cities in 22 countries. The movie was praised by famous director Costa-Gavras, who wrote he was “deeply moved and touched in the bottom of his heart”.
The Tokyo University of Arts invited Passing By for screenings and masterclasses. the famous artist Koheï Nawa chose it to inaugurate a cycle of screenings at the Sandwich art residencies in Kyoto.
Passing by, also became an art video installation projected on forty screens placed on the facade of the city hall of the 4th arrondissement of Paris for passers by to see. It was inaugurated and sponsored by Mrs Charlotte Rampling.
After this first movie, Julien de Casabianca was chosen by Costa-Gavras and Jean-Jacques Beineix (Betty Blue) to become member of ARP, the legendary French guild gathering 150 great authors, director and producers (Godard, Lelouch, Varda, Polanski, Hazanavicius).
Since 1999, he is participative artistic project initiator or actor. From 1999 to 2002, he was a member of 59 Rivoli artistic squat. In 2002 he created a new squat named Laboratoire de la Création, which is now supported by the City of Paris.
In 2014, Julien de Casabianca launched Outings Project, which consists in bringing paintings from museum walls into the streets. He has been invited by many museums around the world like the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville (USA), the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (USA), the Geneva Museum of Art (Switzerland), The Ixelles-Brussels museum, and reference festivals as Nuart
He used a long time ago to work as a journalist and writer for Flammarion, Plon, Sunday Times, L’Express, and the famous national French TV program La Marche du Siècle.
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