A new Parisian art centre is causing quite a stir within the art community in Paris. If you’re wondering why it’s because it floats! Fluctuart is an urban art centre that opened in July. This floating art museum is located in a three-story building that’s 11,000-square-foot on the Seine River. The floating space is located between the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Its prime location makes it great to show off its collection of street and graffiti art from artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey.
What does the floating art museum feature?
The free, year-round museum showcases work by street art pioneers and world-famous masters. In addition to this, it has permanent and temporary exhibits by emerging artists. The alternative style of the museum is enhanced by its low-key atmosphere. It has a pop-up cocktail bar and street art on the banks of the Seine to draw people in while also expanding the museum’s space. Visitors can head to the boat’s rooftop bar and restaurant for a snack for on-water views. The unique serving menus are made with repurposed spray paint cans and skateboard decks.
Its focus is to connect artists from different backgrounds
The small museum also has a bookstore and a space for cultural events and workshops. On the center’s website, Jean-Louis Missika, the deputy mayor of Paris said: “Urban art is alive, it inspires us, confronts us, stimulates us, unites us. It fits everywhere, on the walls of our cities, and today defies the waves, in the very heart of Paris.”
Fluctuart’s main goal is to connect street artists from different backgrounds by providing them the space to showcase their art to the world. There are guided tours available every day with no prior reservation required. Fluctuart “values all trends in urban art, from the pioneers of street art to contemporary artists, and highlights in particular emerging and innovative practices.”