150 Road Artists Turned An Previous Tunisian Village Into An Open-Air Artwork Museum


style=”text-align: justify;”>150 road artists from 30 nations created an open-air mural museum in Erriadh, a village on the Tunisian island of Djerba and one of many oldest within the nation. The undertaking was known as “Djerbahood” and was organized by Medhi Ben Cheikh and the Galerie Itinerrance to brighten the village, revive it with new life, and draw extra public consideration to the island’s huge assortment of gorgeous road artwork.

style=”text-align: justify;”>Spending nearly the entire summer time engaged on their private murals, the artists left Erriadh on the so-called Island of Desires with greater than 150 beautiful items adorning its partitions, buildings, gates, home windows, and doorways.

style=”text-align: justify;”>“I wished to do a undertaking in Tunisia, but it surely was additionally a query of logistics,” Ben Cheikh stated to NY Instances. “I couldn’t ship artists to the center of nowhere. But in addition as a result of Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived right here in peace for the final 2,000 years or so. I’m not right here to worsen anybody, however to consolidate this side, which I discover lovely, and along with the pure great thing about the village, offers the artists with a singular canvas.

Extra data: djerbahood.com | Galerie Itinerrance (h/t: mashable, mymodernmet, nytimes)

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