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Street Art Tour all around Paris

You would like to discover Paris with a fresh eye and you are bored by traditionnal tourist tour ?

Famous for its cultural heritage, Paris is also known as the european cradle of Hip Hop culture. Far from the classical artworks hung in museum walls, you will discover the city of lights with a contemporary stare.

How It Works

Background is an alternative tourism project which propose to discover Paris through the angle of Hip Hop culture.

The goal is to bring to light one of the most significant artistic movement of our century and to reveal it through its artistic expressions : Graffiti, B-boying, Emceeing and Deejaying. Via the access to a community of urban artists, Background celebrates the quality of creation and the enthusiasm of the parisian artistic scene which have been fitted this culture in all its shapes and forms. The aim is to combine the pedagogical and playful aspects, in an intimate setting in order to give reading clues for deciphering this culture in its diversity. Access to cultural content is democratized.

Discovery, meetings and creation ! Discover Paris side 2, in a way the classic tourist has never seen. Meet graffiti artists, musicians or dancers who provide a direct mediation and deliver the work in progress of their practice, within their context of creation !

Questionning new exhibitions formats, share the artistic dna of this culture, allow the meeting and the exchange between the audience and the artists are our main purposes.

Background is an immersive and cross-sectionnal experience, based on three single sessions.

GRAFFITI EXPERIENCE : ONE CAN

Tourist or local people, curious or passionate, Background invites you to discover the city of light with a fresh eye and reconsider your daily life background through a new relationship with urban contemporary art.

In small group, enjoy a four-hour graffiti journey to discover Paris side 2 and meet a graffiti artist in his studio or directly in the street for a live painting.

Discover one of the districts of Paris through its common history with urban arts. Crisscross the streets and avenues of Paris and let yourself be guided by the artworks which have been marked on the epidermis of the city for more than 30 years.

From graffiti to street art, passing by vandals interventions, Paris gives to see a real open-air museum ! These productions from international artists diverge by its techniques, supports, scales and messages.

In a friendly atmosphere, Background unveils codes and values for you to get some reading keys for deciphering this culture in its wideness.

Enjoy a three-hour urban walk planned and led by a curator, expert in commercialization and dissemination of contemporay artworks, and especially a great lover of this culture and his city.

Explanations, anecdotes, valuation and issues of this discipline will be explained for you to know more about its birth and its expansion in Paris. As its ephemeral essence, each visit is a unique experience organized according to the latest achievements.

This street art tour ends with an encounter with a graffiti artist in his studio or in the street. The « writer » shows the « work in progress » of his practice, within his context of creation and deliver a direct mediation to the audience. The creators themselves give you understanding keys by conveying their history and their passion for this culture.

Tourist or local people, curious or passionate, Background invites you to discover the city of light with a fresh eye and reconsider your daily life background through a new relationship with urban contemporary art.

In small group, enjoy a four-hour graffiti journey to discover Paris side 2 and meet a graffiti artist in his studio or directly in the street for a live painting.

Discover one of the districts of Paris through its common history with urban arts. Crisscross the streets and avenues of Paris and let yourself be guided by the artworks which have been marked on the epidermis of the city for more than 30 years.

From graffiti to street art, passing by vandals interventions, Paris gives to see a real open-air museum ! These productions from international artists diverge by its techniques, supports, scales and messages.

In a friendly atmosphere, Background unveils codes and values for you to get some reading keys for deciphering this culture in its wideness.

Enjoy a three-hour urban walk planned and led by a curator, expert in commercialization and dissemination of contemporay artworks, and especially a great lover of this culture and his city.

Explanations, anecdotes, valuation and issues of this discipline will be explained for you to know more about its birth and its expansion in Paris. As its ephemeral essence, each visit is a unique experience organized according to the latest achievements.

This street art tour ends with an encounter with a graffiti artist in his studio or in the street. The « writer » shows the « work in progress » of his practice, within his context of creation and deliver a direct mediation to the audience. The creators themselves give you understanding keys by conveying their history and their passion for this culture.

Graffiti

Artists

MUSIC EXPERIENCE : One Beat

This experience invites you to discover Hip Hop music through two exhibition modes.

For the first hour, lights on creation and production with an invitation to meet a musician artist (DJ, beatmaker, MC, Human Beatbox…) who delivers a masterclass in recording studios.

Come and discover how musical creation, composition and mix take place. Scratch, drumline, cutting… Become the privileged witness of this musical creation in a novel context to get an intimate insight and hearing clues from the artists themselves.

Following the encounter with a musician artist, you will be invited to one of the major events of the Hip Hop music scene in Paris.

Concert, live performance or jam session will be our dop-off points to conclude this musical experience.

Music

Artists

DANCE EXPERIENCE : ONE MOVE

This four-hour experience invites curious or passionnate of hip hop dances to meet a crew of B-Boys in the intimate setting of a training session in one of the best dance’s spot in Paris.

The aim of this immersion is to discover this artistic discpline in contact with performers who explain the history, the development, styles and techniques diversity.

Power mooves, uprock, freeze, will no longer have secrets for you. At the end of their training session, B-Boys will take the time to answer your questions and transmit their passion.

Afer attending to a training session, you will be immersed in the electric universe of a dance battle event.

Thanks to this invitation to one of the best Hip Hop dance contest, you will be at the heart of the artistic performance where transcendence and sharing are keywords.

Dance

Artists

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