The OBA Projects
Created and managed by American artist, Monte Laster, OBA is a project which reveals the rich and hidden talents of young artists from two separate cities, brought together by a common bond. Overshadowed by repeated discrimination and political exploitation, La Courneuve, near Paris, and Harlem in New York represent powerful statements of urban culture, communicated by a shared artistic voice. OBA seeks to foster and record their message, while highlighting the social complexities of these two extraordinary cultures.
Since its launch in 2010, the project has courted global attention from governments, cities, universities, media, other artists and more. Establishing itself as a long term and sustainable project with a developing international exchange network, there is significant potential for an increasingly greater impact.
The resulting works of OBA will be exhibited through photography, film, music, written works and artistic installations to be showcased in galleries and art exhibitions throughout the world.
OBA is produced and managed under the direction of Association FACE and Quancard Contemporary Art.