Fresco – Rue de Verdun 496, 1130 Bruxelles (Haren).
Alba Fabre Sacristán has been invited to take part by the All About Things collective. The film-loving artist put forward a project in homage to the internationally-renowned Belgian film-maker Chantal Akerman. To do so, Alba Fabre chose a scene from the legendary film Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Brussels. The Aldermanship of Culture of the City of Brussels was also keen for this fresco to be created, to go hand-in-hand with the decision of the Aldermanship of Urbanism to rename the central berm along the Quai du Commerce “Allée Chantal Akerman”.
The artist will create the fresco between the 11th and 23rd September.
The inauguration will take place at 1:30pm on the 29th September 2023, Quai aux Barques / Rue Saint-André, 1000 Brussels
Alba Fabre is a Spanish muralist. She is a graduate of the drawing and painting programme at the Barcelona Academy of Art, where she now teaches. At the same time, she is developing her personal work in the field of urban art. Her work is characterised by a figurative style sometimes approaching impressionism. Her work focuses on analysing the language and concepts of classical art, reproduced in paintings where strength and colour are the central focus. The influence of psychology and social issues are also visible in her work.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of PARCOURS Street Art, the City of Brussels has commissioned four artistic projects from the Belgian curatorial collective All About Things. Bjorn Van Poucke and Thierry Dubois are the brains behind All About Things. Together, they organise and curate cultural projects for local government. The duo matches talented artists with diverse urban territories. Thanks to the participation of local residents, All About Things develops artistic projects that strengthen communities and contribute to the quality of everyday life for everyone. The collective is also behind The Crystal Ship street art festival in Ostend.