For its second edition, Rose Béton, the Toulouse Urban Culture Festival, decided to focus on Graffiti. This movement, which developed in New-York at the beginning of the 70s, would quickly conquer the world and become a global phenomenon. Forty years on, it has evolved and developed from a cultural niche into a real artistic movement.
The Epoxy Exhibition offered a selection of 14 international scope artists. With their origins in the same mould, their works are extremely different in their expression. As well as being an exhibition, it is a genuine exploration of the Graffiti genre in all its facets. The exhibition also featured a photography retrospective of Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant – a true, iconographic flashback illustrating how and where everything began. Sylvain Largot is the photographer who is becoming the eye of a new and increasingly active generation.
Futura, Craig Costello, Boris Tellegen, Mist and Tilt showed at the Musée des Abattoirs, far away from the tube trains and wastelands where they started out, but with the same, undimmed, passion.
On the street side, over the facades scattered all around the Pink City, you can find Ben Eine, Reso, Miss Van, Honet, Aryz and Hendrik ECB Beikirch.
The Festival was aimed at enabling and promoting the discovery of the colourful atmosphere of a graffiti jam : around 20 French and international artists have gathered to paint the 50cinq site and some of the city walls.