June 2nd – June 27th, 2016
For its second edition, the Rose Béton festival is the new event dedicated to urban practices and cultures in Toulouse. This event offers places of expression to national and international artists, to allow the public to know the protean cultures that have imposed themselves on the streets of the Pink City for several years. Toulouse is now recognized as a laboratory in the field, especially for graffiti.
This year, Rose Béton will unveil the art of graffiti. The festival will explore the origins of New York, through the work of pioneers of the movement, and will expose contemporary urban artists globally recognized. The 2016 edition of Rose Béton is an international project that wants to dedicate the city of Toulouse as a real platform for urban artistic creation.”Rose Béton” settles in the Château d’Eau for a month and presents photographs of MARTHA COOPER and HENRY CHALFANT . Figures of urban art, their photographs document the emergence of the movement in the 80s in the United States.
In relation to this work are presented for the first time, the photographs of the young SYLVAIN LARGOT , who accompanies the new generations of underground urban exploration.
Henry Chalfant’s photographs and documentary films on young urban culture, make him a recognized specialist. His photographs of ephemeral paintings in the New Subway Yorkers have immortalized, frozen, moments and colors dedicated to disappear. He co-wrote with Martha Cooper the cult narrative of New York graffiti art “Subway Art”.