Everywhere you turn in Er-Riadh, there’s art. It’s everywhere. The ancient village on the Tunisian island of Djerba, has spent the last several months of high summer being slowly transformed from a sleepy, traditional little corner of North Africa that has never heard of street art, into a world stage for one of the most vibrant and ambitious street art projects ever imagined.
Parisian gallery owner, Mehdi Ben Cheikh is a busy guy. Before he decided to paint this little town red (and all the other colours in the rainbow) he had only just finished his widely publicised Tour 13 project, which you might recall, saw 100 artists from around the world paint a derelict 10-story apartment building on the Seine scheduled for demolition. Since June, he’s been orchestrating the incredible transformation of Er-Riadh, welcoming his hand-picked street artists from more than thirty countries across the world to adorn the walls of this village with their work.
Photography by Nicholas Linn and Galerie Itinerance
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