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Persianes Lliures Madrid

       

By Lindsayt |  Published on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Artists in Madrid collaborate with shop owners to bypass the City Council and produce stellar art.

Persian Lliures (translation:  Free Blinds) is a project that started in Barcelona to exhibit art in free public spaces.  In this case:  The metal blinds that close up shop at the end of the day.  Even though shop owners opt in to the program, giving away their blinds to local artists for free, the City Council of Barcelona has started to take action against the program, creating a deadlock situation for moving forward.  Sound familiar?

Since we know the will of artists cannot be broken, the group moved to Madrid, beginning in February to take over the city.  Artists from around the Iberian Peninsula and Europe descended on the city to show the value of urban art and demonstrate the necessity to have free places to exhibit creativity.  Here are some pictures from the resulting project.  Enjoy!

 

Photo Credit: ABL.K

Photo Credit: sonia de viana

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