Translation of an essay published in Hopare, exh. cat., L’Atelier Richelieu (Paris), 2020, pp. 1-5.
This performative dimension of painting has remained particularly strong in urban art. Members of the crew and other rival gangs, neighbours, passers-by, and even, ultimately, the police and street cleaners who are charged to eradicate these wild frescoes, are all ruthless critics.Stéphane Corréard, “Hopare: Guided Tour”, in Hopare, exh. cat., L’Atelier Richelieu (Paris), 2020, p. 4.