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SEPTEMBER

The chimeras of Codex Urbanus

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URBAN ART


Realization of frescoes
September 25-28
place Jules Grossmann
2400 Le Locle

(square next to the Ancienne Poste)



CONFERENCE


Why is art on the street?
September 27, 6 pm
Musée des beaux-arts [MBAL]
Rue Marie-Anne-Calame 6
2400 Le Locle
(free admission - free aperitif)


Legal or vandal art, subversion or marketing ... From Buren to Banksy, the lecturer proposes, with images in support, to draw "the origins and outlines of a major and wild movement of contemporary art".


Codex Urbanus [FR]

Codex Urbanus takes its name from the bestiary that it draws in the streets of Paris since 2011, more than 500 animals today. His style is very free, inspired by both medieval illumination, ancient engravings, the creatures of Hieronymus Bosch or the world of comics. This fall, Codex Urbanus is invited to adorn with its chimeras the walls that delimit the place Jules Grossmann.

> WEBSITE OF CODEX URBANUS
> LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF LUXOR FACTORY
> LINK TO THE INSTAGRAM PAGE OF LUXOR FACTORY

8th season

Since 2011, the association Luxor Factory has graciously hosted a hundred professional artists from around the world. In exchange, its residents offered free cultural benefits to the population. Since 2018, Luxor Factory has been focusing on urban art as part of its open-air museum project in Le Locle.


Location of urban art works

Plan
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The Association Luxor Factory in brief

Founded in 2011 in Le Locle (in Switzerland, canton of Neuchâtel), Luxor Factory is a nonprofit organization that considers the artistic creation as an universal vector of meetings and innovations. By anchoring the project in a peripheral region of Switzerland (near the french border), Luxor Factory apprehends the world as an infinite territory of expression.
To promote the mobility of artists and cultures from diverse backgrounds and cultural synergy between the Neuchâtel Mountains and the international art scene, Luxor Factory offers free hosting to foreign creators interested by a residence and a work-room. Preference will be given to foreign professional artists.
More than a home-workshop, the structure offers to its hosts opportunities to discover cultural and social realities of the region, to create links with local artists, cultural actors and, of course, the population. This type of interaction helps to promote the assets of the region. The term "cultural exchange" takes its full meaning.

Aims of the association:

  • Host professional artists in Le Locle, inside the building that was the Luxor watch factory (a world heritage site classified by UNESCO).
  • Develop and animate the cultural scene through multicultural events offered free to the public.
  • Create synergies between the residents and the various regional cultural actors.
  • Develop projects inspired by regional themes (time, geographical, political, economic and social particularities, etc.), including an urban art course in the city of Le Locle.
  • Ensure the management, the viability and the sustainability of the project by constant searches for financial support (sponsoring and subsidies).
  • Increase the visibility of the association through appropriate communication tools (website, printed, social networks, media, swiss network "Artists in résidence.ch, etc.).
  • Highlight the Mountain Heritage.
  • Support the hosts by wishing to see them glad when they leave the place... And give them the opportunity to come back!



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