Fort Aubervilliers is a former fortress, built 1842-46, for the defense of Paris. The site is now subject for renewal, although the plans seem no yet quite clear. One problem is that radio-activity research took place here during the 1920’s and although decontamination has been undertaken there seems to be some worries. The latest decades part of the area has been used for industrial activities including car demolition. The place is now emptied and before preparing for new projects, the area was this year opened for street art.
Some 50 international street artists were invited to participate: Guy Denning, Dan23, Lavalet, Ripo, Borondo (top picture), 13Bis, Jef Aerosol, FKDL, David Walker, Faucheur, Mosko, Jana&JS, Kenor… .
When you take the little road to the former industrial area you are guided by CyKlop’s works.
Buildings and walls are all covered.
The car demolishers who used to work here, obviously left a few cars for the artists.
Maybe a special mention for this 1200 m2 painting by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada. It must be seen from the sky. (I just copied a photo of a photo.)
There is even a chance to get restored.
The last chance to see this is now, in September (during weekends).
Here is where it’s located, just north-east of the Paris city border. This is also where the Bartabas – Zingaro horse shows take place. You can see one example of what has been planned for the area. Will it be this one?