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150 Street Artists Turned An Old Tunisian Village Into An Open-Air Art Museum

Published 5 years ago

150 street artists from 30 countries created an open-air mural museum in Erriadh, a village on the Tunisian island of Djerba and one of the oldest in the country. The project was called “Djerbahood” and was organized by Medhi Ben Cheikh and the Galerie Itinerrance to decorate the village, revive it with new life, and draw more public attention to the island’s vast collection of beautiful street art.

Spending almost the whole summer working on their personal murals, the artists left Erriadh on the so-called Island of Dreams with more than 150 stunning pieces decorating its walls, buildings, gates, windows, and doors.

I wanted to do a project in Tunisia, but it was also a question of logistics,” Ben Cheikh said to NY Times. “I couldn’t send artists to the middle of nowhere. But also because Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived here in peace for the last 2,000 years or so. I’m not here to aggravate anyone, but to consolidate this aspect, which I find beautiful, and together with the natural beauty of the village, provides the artists with a unique canvas.

More info: djerbahood.com | Galerie Itinerrance (h/t: mashable, mymodernmet, nytimes)

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Created by ROA (Belgium)

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Created by Dan23 (France)

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Created by Pantonio (Portugal)

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Created by BTOY (Spain)

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Created by ROA (Belgium)

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Created by M-city (Poland)

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Created by Phlegm (UK)

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Created by DOME (Germany)

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Created by Pantonio (Portugal)

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Created by Malakkai (Spain)

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Created by Know Hope (USA) and Orticanoodles (Italy)

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Created by Saner (Mexico)

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Created by Swoon (USA)

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Created by Malakkai (Spain)

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Created by Twoone (Japan)

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Created by Bom.K (France)

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Created by Deyaa (Saudi Arabia)

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Created by Add Fuel (Portugal)

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Created by Claudio Ethos (Brazil)

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Djerbahood, Erriadh, full-post, Galerie Itinerrance, island of dreams, Mehdi Ben Cheikh, mural art, mural art project, mural artists, murals, street art, street murals, Tunisia, urban art
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