Beyond Walls PROJECT

Beyond Walls, Step 8: Istanbul

Biodegradable paint on grass

6.300m2

Istanbul (TUR) 2020

41°01'14.0"N  28°59'34.8"E

Istanbul (Turkey – TUR) : Between two continents

It was born from fortuitous encounters and a will of the people to bring the largest human chain in the world to Istanbul.  It is therefore a real collaborative and multilateral project.  For a painter whose monumental works want to be bridges thrown between cultures, the city of Istanbul constitutes an essential stage, at the crossroads of the worlds of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.  After connecting Europe and Africa, the gigantic hands of the universal farandole created by the French artist based in Switzerland will pass through the European side of the Bosphorus and cross the strait to arrive on the Asian coast.  They will thus continue to draw from city to city, from continent to continent, an immense fraternal chain which will henceforth intertwine West and East.