Artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca was inspired by the last year trip to Louvre where he came across an Ingres painting of a female prisoner somehow hidden in a corner of the museum. The idea that started this project was configured by the artist’s desire of revealing the less known artwork to the world. That way the image projected onto the streets can be seen a large public that may never visit Louvre. So is how the Outings Project started taking place.
Since the online mainstreaming of the artwork’s photos, people in at least 18 countries such as- London, Barcelona, Chicago, Rome, and elsewhere. The global participation was totally spontaneous.
Being asked about the possibility of a decontextualized artwork or without attribution, he responded- “we don’t want to tell you something that you don’t know, and we don’t want people to feel ignorant. You have just to feel that [the artwork] is ancient and shifted, you have just to be touched by the emotion, by the esthetic, by the art.”
The Outgoing Project wasn’t remarked only by the art lovers. Two museums in Madrid and Poland have also encouraged the artist to “play with their art in public.” Casabianca is now on a 12-city tour around the United States raising more unknown figures in local museums into the spotlight.
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