The IC.ON.IC Festival
The IC.ON.IC visual-art festival returns to bring colour to Amiens from 4 october 2022.
The IC.ON.IC festival, organised by Amiens Métropole, returns in 2022 with the central theme of "From within, from outside, from spaces without borders?".
Dedicated to the plurality and diversity of visual arts in our area, it will bring together some 30 contemporary artists and will be composed of three artistic routes:
- Urban Art Route in Saint-Leu from 4 October to 17 December.
- Video Mapping Route carried out by the Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles association from 20 to 22 October.
- Contemporary Art Route within 15 partner cultural structures from 14 November to 17 December.
Find out more and share your experiences and photos with the hashtag: #iconicamiens.
On display at the quay on Rue Dame Jeanne - Bault
An essential artist on the urban scene, BAULT has taken over a section of the Boulevard Baraban to graffiti his interpretation of a Hortillonnages boat. This muralist – inspired by art brut – is the first invited by Amiens Métropole to launch the IC.ON.IC festival.
4 Rue des Marissons - POES & JOBER
The Epic of Gilgamesh - Tablet XI - The man who didn't want to die
The challenge for these two artists is to perfectly integrate a powerful image within an urban setting – often a key passage of a myth, given its timeless and universal narrative power – while creating a painting for two and avoiding any conflicts of ego. Inspired by Mesopotamian mythology, Poes and Jober spread out their frescoes recounting "The Epic of Gilgamesh" all across the world.
This epic is one of the oldest literary works of humanity, tracing the story of Gilgamesh, the King of Uruk, in poetic form, through 12 cuneiform writing tablets.
The Urban Art Route
- From 4 October to 17 December
On display all year round, this year the urban art route is enriched with 14 new works and six exhibitions around the theme of urban art. For this second edition, new monumental frescoes bring life to the walls of the Saint-Leu district, as well as its urban furniture (benches, parking bollards), thanks to the work of Cycklop. New for this year – the street art route also takes over Place Gambetta, where a fresco of four hands has been developed by Victoria Firth and Aurélie Andrès on the square's central wall.
Pictured: Astro's still unfinished work in perspective, in partnership with the Ateliers du Graff.