Asphalt#1 invites spectators to see Charleroi in a new light as the city transforms into a real open air museum. For the launch of the 2012 biennial, the BPS22 proposed collaboration with the artist JR on the Inside Out/Smile! Project 750 smiling faces were displayed across the city for six months.
For Asphalt#1, the BPS22 took artistic direction from the visual arts and produced a series of displays in various locations in Charleroi's centre. Several great names in street art, including international artists rarely shown in Belgium, took over the public space.
Artists: Invader (F), Boris Tellegen alias Delta (NL), Steve Powers (USA), Sixe Paredes (E), Maya Hayuk (USA), Hell'O Monsters (B), Todd James alias Reas (USA), Parra (NL), Huskmitnavn (DA), Poch (F), Sozyone (B), Escif (ES).
Exhibition Curators: Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt