Art occupies the city of the Doudou
As part of the 2018-2019 Biennale, a new cultural project emerged in the city of Mons: "L’Art habite la ville" (Art Occupies the City).
At the end of March, giant, multi-coloured frescoes appeared on the walls of several buildings to the surprise of people living in Mons. This new cultural project, created by the Mons 2025 Foundation, recognises Belgian and international artists. It offers an artistic path through the city centre, turning it into a true playground. "Our objective is for residents to appropriate the works, photos and sculptures in their neighbourhood,” explains Caroline Kadziola, the Foundation's secretary general.
"L’Art habite la ville" forms part of the first Biennale to be held in the city of Mons, which began in September 2018 and will continue until 30 June 2019. For nine months, the city of the Doudou has lived to the beat of all sorts of cultural events. It is a cooperative cultural effort between the Mons Museum Cluster, Mars - Mons arts de la scène, as well as the Mons 2025 Foundation, charged with perpetuating the legacy of Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture. The kick-off event for the Biennale was Niki de Saint Phalle's exhibition at the Beaux-Arts Mons Museum (BAM), which ended last January.
For further information on up-coming events, you can visit this website: http://www.monscapitaleculturelle.eu/biennale.