june, 2014

7jun - 26octAll Day Asphalte#1 - Biennale d’art urbain - street art festival in Charleroi (Belgium)(All Day) Charleroi, Charleroi, BelgiumEvent Organized By: B.P.S.22Country:BelgiumCity:CharleroiArtist:Boris Tellegen (NL),Escif (ES),Invader (FR),Maya Hayuk (US),Steve Powers (USA),Todd James (USA)

Event Details

Street art festival in Belgium: Asphalte#1, Urban art biennial Visual arts axis
Date: 7.06 – 26.10.2014 

Street art festival in Belgium: Asphalte Charleroi 2014
Street art festival in Belgium: Asphalte Charleroi 2014

In 2012, on the occasion of the biennial’s first issue and within the framework of the Inside Out / Smile! Project, the B.P.S.22 presented a collaboration with artist JR, consisting in 750 smiling faces plastered all over the city walls for more than 6 months. On the occasion of Asphalte#1, the B.P.S.22 has taken the artist reins of the visual arts axis and appointed curators Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt for the IN. Numerous names of the street art scene, including a handful of international artists very rarely shown in Belgium thus occupy (sometimes monumental) spaces put at their disposal. Like any other biennial, Asphalte#1 offers an OFF programme that covers a series of spontaneous proposals from artists of various horizons or still, local artistic communities that testify of the vitality of the regional scene.

Participating artists are: Escif (ES), Sozyone Gonzalez (B), Maya Hayuk (USA), HuskMitNavn (DA), Hell’OMonsters (B), Invader (F), Todd James (USA), Sixe Paredes (E), Parra (NL), Poch (F), Steve Powers (USA), Boris Tellegen (NL).

Discover the various intervention sites (more than thirteen) and the HQ, former swimming pool of the Université du Travail, which has been taken over by artists of the IN and OFF. The B.P.S.22 drives you by car for a guided visit in the presence of the curators. Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 or Friday 6 June by appointment.
Contact: Laure Houben +32 474 91 44 40 laure.houben@gmail.com
Practical information
Charleroi, free tour in the city centre
From 7 June to 26 October 2014
Opening 7 June 2014 4 – 9: opening@HQ and tour in the city centre 8 – 2: after opening [PIAS]@Rockerill HQ@Swiming pool Site of the Université du Travail Rue Langlois, 1 6000 Charleroi www.asphalte-charleroi.be Rockerill Rue de la Providence, 136 6030 Marchienne-au-Pont

www.asphalte-charleroi.be +32(0)71 27 29 71

The artistic axis of Asphalte#1 is a project proposed by the B.P.S.22, space for contemporary creation of the Hainaut Province. Organised by the Asphalt ASBL (non-profit organisation) with the support of the city of Charleroi and its Public Centre for Social Action, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the Wallonia Region, the Hainaut Province, B4C-Business for Charleroi, the RTBF, the National Lottery, Brussels South Charleroi Airport, Ethias, Duvel Moortgat brewery, Absolut Vodka, Montana, Sikkens and more than 30 businesses from the Charleroi region.


June 7 (Saturday) - October 26 (Sunday)



Charleroi, Belgium