Zoo Art Show, urban art sets up for a summer in a chic area of Lyon

After the success of the first edition, the Zoo Art Show returns to Lyon with about thirty graffiti artists exhibited in a disused building in a chic neighborhood.

Launched in the summer of 2018, the first edition of the Zoo Art Show attracted 35,000 visitors at 61, rue de Créqui in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon, a rather bourgeois neighborhood where urban art usually has no place.

The principle of the Zoo art show remains the same: create an ephemeral gallery bringing together some thirty artists, French and international, from urban cultures (graffiti, post-graffiti, illustration, tattoo, photography, etc.) in a building to be rehabilitated (a former Red Cross training centre).

Unique works of art

On 1200 m², the public discovers in a different scenography on each floor (there are 3) works made especially for the event, as well as the exclusive sound tape that accompanies the visit, realized by DJ Groove Sparkz, quadruple champion de France DMC.

The first two floors are the most impressive on the visual level with the first, frescoes and cars renovated by artists, like Alban Rotival, signed Citrus, who sowed butterflies on a Mini carcass.

On the second floor, a jungle atmosphere with crocodiles, caged gorillas and this impressive white rhinoceros, named Sudan coming out of a wall in the shape of a coloured kalideooscope signed by sculptor artist Pant and urban painter Kalouf.

Another image of urban art

The quality and beauty of the works on display is obvious, as is their variety. ” The idea was to go beyond this picture of a guy with a cap – even if I wear one – and who do graffiti “note with a smile, Antoine Roblot, one of the organizers of the Zoo Art Show. “We worked a lot on objects in volume, cars, live resin animals, guitars…”

“We’d like people to come home and say, ‘I’ve never seen this before.'”
~Antoine Roblot, Zoo Art Show

Every weekend, the doors of the Zoo Art Show are open for free. After a first session from June 29 to August 4, then a summer break, visits will resume from August 24 to September 29.