INVADER Crafts New Mosaics for City-Wide Takeover in France

As part of an exhibition called “INVADER WAS HERE.”

By
Arts
4,810 Hypes 4 Comments

Located on the roof of Le Corbusier‘s brutalist Cité Radieuse apartment block in Marseille, France is the MAMO Arts Centre founded by Ora ïto. The establishment has been transformed into a temporary residency and exhibition space for acclaimed French street artist, INVADER. The artist, known for his colorful pixelated mosaics in major cities across the globe, is spearheading a city-wide presentation in the French city called “INVADER WAS HERE.”

INVADER’s new mosaics reflect the local Mediterranean culture and spirit of Marseille. Although the mosaics are all unique in terms of their composition and size, many of the pieces have a blue and contrasting white color palette as a tribute to the Phocean city. One of the standout mosaics is a large-scale work featuring his signature subject placed on the roof terrace of Cité Radieuse.

The artist has mounted more than 80 works in less than two weeks across the city, using the MAMO arts center as his workshop to disseminate and develop new pieces. “Marseille is the second largest city to be invaded by INVADER in France after Paris. It was a huge physical and technical challenge to carry out an incognito operation in an extremely busy city at the height of summer,” said MAMO Arts Centre in a statement.

Those visiting the “INVADER WAS HERE” exhibition at MAMO will encounter four openings and perspectives to allow visitors to peep into the workshop. Attendees may also purchase a map to pinpoint all of the outdoor works that the artist has placed across Marseille. Profits from the sale of the maps will be given to a Lebanese humanitarian association. The exhibition is on view until November 11, 2020.

Head to Ora ïto’s website for more information.

Elsewhere in art, the Supreme Court of Japan has ruled for the first time that tattooing people without a medical license does not constitute a violation of the medical practitioners law.

Cité Radieuse Arts Centre
280 Boulevard Michelet,
Marseille 13008
France

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Eytys’ Max Schiller On What to Do in Lockdown-Free Stockholm
Travel 

Eytys’ Max Schiller On What to Do in Lockdown-Free Stockholm

The Swedish designer discusses life in one of the few countries free from quarantines.

Pull&Bear Relaunches Iconic Sicko19 Apparel Line
Fashion 

Pull&Bear Relaunches Iconic Sicko19 Apparel Line

Presented by Pull&Bear
In collaboration with chart-topping reggaeton star Lunay.

Adsum Dips the Reebok Club C in Rich Chocolate Colorway
Fashion

Adsum Dips the Reebok Club C in Rich Chocolate Colorway

Putting a Fall-ready spin on the classic tennis silhouette.


Colin Kaepernick's Nike "True to 7" Jersey Sells Out in Under a Minute
Sports 

Colin Kaepernick's Nike "True to 7" Jersey Sells Out in Under a Minute

Reselling at upwards of $1,400 USD.

Nike's Air Max 270 Vistascape "Light Orewood Brown" Oozes Retro ACG Vibes
Footwear

Nike's Air Max 270 Vistascape "Light Orewood Brown" Oozes Retro ACG Vibes

Featuring ripstop uppers, suede paneling, webbing details, and a rugged sole unit.

Banksy Could Lose the Rights to His Work After E.U. Court Case
Arts

Banksy Could Lose the Rights to His Work After E.U. Court Case

An E.U. panel has found against Banksy due to his anonymity.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.