Street Art
January 2017 | English, Street Art

The Classroom Collides With the Streets: My Night as a Renegade Street Artist | LIZY DASTIN

Aside from a brief stint liberating Hello Kitty pencils from their owners in elementary school, I have always been a consummate rule follower. In fact, being an Art History professor for the last decade, I’m actually one level lamer and ...

January 2017 | English, Street Art

Street Art and Urban Spaces: A catalyst for community engagement? | ZIANA SAJID and NADIA BERTOLINO 

Architecture is often known to be the art and science of designing a space. It is often perceived from a very technical aspect that deals merely with the field of construction and building. With the rapid advancements in the present day world, the ...

Espacios híbridos y reescrituras urbanas El caso del MAAM – Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz_città meticcia | CRISTINA GRECO, ELIA CORNELIO-MARÍ

   Italiano Introducción[1] En la zona periférica oriente de Roma, existe un experimento de regeneración urbana, donde el arte literalmente es la trinchera que protege a una comunidad formada por migrantes que han llegado a Italia ...

Spazi ibridi e riscritture urbane. Il caso MAAM – Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz_città meticcia | CRISTINA GRECO, ELIA CORNELIO-MARÍ

Español Introduzione[1] Alla periferia est di Roma, esiste un esperimento di rigenerazione urbana, dove l’arte diventa letteralmente la trincea per una comunità composta da migranti giunti in Italia dal Perú, dall’Ecuador, ...

Editorial

Street Art and its languages | MODESTA DI PAOLA and MARCO MONDINO

Street Art is one of the artistic languages today increasingly present in the media and cultural debate. Born as an expression of a spontaneous intervention, Street Art has imposed itself as an artistic practice that takes a lot of forms, shapes, ...

When Street Art is Politics: The Case of the Italian Blu | MARIA DOMENICA ARCURI

When we talk about the phenomenon of street art we have to consider both its features and the urban space with which it interacts. Many of the street art interventions have some features typical of subculture, such as rebellion, reappropriation of ...

October 2016 | English, Politics, Street Art

STATE-SANCTIONED ICONOCLASM: A question and an answer concerning the damnatio memoriae of a radical gesture | LIA YOKA and ORESTIS PANGALOS

In this town, nobody seems to be afraid of graffiti. Many would call it “creative intervention” and might even see it as anticipating the true Commons, a space that transcends fake public/private divides. They count “street art” among ...

October 2016 | English, Interviews, Street Art

Purring session with M.CHAT | ALEX DE QUERZEN

français Hello. If in a previous interview, I’ve talked about my coulrophobia (ask Mimi the Clown for details), I need to admit I’m a cat person. In fact, I know two of them. Err, no, 4. Mmh maybe 8. Or more. So, just before the private view ...

Imaging a Transient History: Murals in the Lower East Side, NYC | DIPTI DESAI AND PRRIYANKA DASGUPTA

Walking to work each day is a visual experience, as one passes several larger than life murals painted on every other street, in the Lower East Side of New York City. This public gallery provides a glimpse into the history and transformation of this ...

Visual Public Service: al servicio de la comunidad | PEDRO DONOSO

All images by Jóse Délano La intención del colectivo de intervención urbana Visual Public Service, VPS, es hacer un llamado a la reflexión y comprensión de los problemas y situaciones de la población “no ...

Gentle Interventions. Street artist Hioshi’s fragile critique of Russian ways | IAROSLAV VOLOVOD

Public art is conventionally associated with formidable forms and colossal sizes. However, recent artistic practice occasionally testifies to quite the contrary. Working incognito under the cryptic pseudonym Hioshi, the Siberian-born post-graffiti ...

L.A. Streetwalkers: Female Artists Telling Stories on the Streets | ELIZABETH DASTIN

Since the beginning of the 20th century, artists have treated the streets as their canvas and political platform. For instance, in 1917 during the Russian Revolution, members of the Russian avant-garde relied on cutting edge posters to inspire, ...

October 2016 | English, Street Art

Proud? | MANOLIS ANASTASAKOS

Cologne / Germany / 2016 Aug Artwork title : " Proud? " Art Proposal : Manolis Anastasakos Mural team : Manolis Anastasakos Billy Gee Operation team - Colour Revolution John Iven Ron Volgt Barbara Deppner Milosz ...

Ludic Subterranea | CANDICE P. BOYD WITH PANDA

There is something unique about art making that takes place underground—in drain tunnels, bunkers, or abandoned crypts. Dark, cavernous spaces offer urban artists the freedom to experiment with forms of expression apart from, but not excluding, ...

Animistic Temples | ALEX SIMOPOULOS

Animistic temple 1, 2015 Animistic temple 4, 2015 Animistic temple 5, 2015 “The term animism is derived from the Latin word anima meaning breath or soul.Animism is the world­view that non­human entities (animals, plants, and ...

# Dirtynewmedia Street Art | DOMENICO BARRA

Stickers Berlin Brussels Brusseles Brusseles Napoli Berlin Chicago Chicago Chicago Working with digital media in the web scenario, digital artists have many things in common with street artist. A Facebook wall, a tweet, ...

Painting Finca Bonita | JOSÉ FAUSTO MOTA MATA

 Español Al empezar la pinta de mural Camión y mural de pájaros Camión Cancha de futbol Ciencia, Sero Colibrís Meraz, Revs y Ciencia One Mujer, venados, letras y pájaros Niños ayudando en la pinta Soker, Ciencia ...

Pintando Finca Bonita | JOSÉ FAUSTO MOTA MATA

English Al empezar la pinta de mural Camión y mural de pájaros Camión Cancha de futbol Ciencia, Sero Colibrís Meraz, Revs y Ciencia One Mujer, venados, letras y pájaros Niños ayudando en la pinta Soker, Ciencia ...

Séance ronron avec M.CHAT | ALEX DE QUERZEN

english Salut. Si dans une précédente interview, j'avais annoncé la couleur avec les clowns (demandez à Mimi), faut avouer que j'adore les chats. D'ailleurs j'en connais 2. Enfin non 4. Euh 8, euh non, plus… Bref, juste avant le ...

Atis Rezistans: The Visual Rhetoric of Haitian Art and Haitian Trash | CHRISTOPHER GARLAND

I Between November 2009 and November 2015 the Grand Rue neighborhood in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti has played host to four Ghetto Biennales—a celebration and exhibition of art beyond the country’s well-renowned folk painting. In recent ...

Call for papers and artworks: STREET ART AND ITS LANGUAGES | INTERARTIVE

  español italiano Deadline: September 20, 2016 Street art is a visual art language now increasingly present in urban spaces and also in the media and cultural debate. Founded as a spontaneous expression of intervention it has been able ...

La obra desaparece, la imagen queda. El Hacking de Blu en Bolonia | MARCO MONDINO

El hecho es conocido y el gesto perturbador: Blu, uno de los más famosos artistas del street art italiano en el mundo, ha borrado todas sus obras presentes en Bolonia como acto de rebelión frente a la exposición “Street art Banksy & Co. ...

Interview with New American Public Art | MODESTA DI PAOLA

Italiano The latest production of Public Art reaffirms the multifaceted identity of the contemporary metropolis. Artistic research, the observer and the city are linked by the transformation of the public space and its regeneration. The public ...

Interview with New American Public Art | MODESTA DI PAOLA

English La più recente produzione d’arte pubblica spesso è interessata a ribadire l’identità multipla e complessa delle metropoli contemporanee. La ricerca artistica, l’osservatore e la città sono legati tra loro dalla trasformazione ...

DECODE | STEPHAN GROSS

The artwork DECODE is a kind of picture puzzle that can be read “CODE CODE CODE …” as well as “DECO DECO DECO …” It confronts the viewer with the double nature of writing systems as visual form and communicative content. ...

João Serraglio “Risco” [2012, DEC]

 Text by: Lucila Vilela João Serraglio “Risco” (Scratch) João Serraglio, artist, architect and poet, elaborates inscriptions in space, distributes poems around the city and constructs visual architectures in his objects. "Inscription" ...

Desire Paths that go through the landscape | ISMAEL TEIRA

 español Sometimes, common, pedestrian citizens - and on foot - show their discontent with the imposed path and demand to improve it. A good example for this are the paths of desire, which are, definitely, visible and passable traces of such an ...

Caminos del deseo que atraviesan el paisaje | ISMAEL TEIRA

english En ocasiones los ciudadanos de a pie – y a pie – muestran su descontento con el camino impuesto y reclaman mejorarlo. Un buen ejemplo son los caminos del deseo que son, en definitiva, huellas visibles y transitables de algo tan ...

A coffee with Mimi | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

français Mimi the Clown, Johnny Clown. Paris, 2008 (left) and Lille, 2012 (right). Photo courtesy of Alexander de Querzen When I was younger, I was afraid of clowns. But after a discussion over a coffee in his studio, I was no longer afraid ...

Un café avec Mimi | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

english Mimi the Clown, Johnny Clown. Paris, 2008 (left) and Lille, 2012 (right). Photo courtesy of Alexander de Querzen Quand j'étais petit, j'avais peur des clowns. Mais après une longue discussion autour d'un café dans son atelier, je ...

Vídeo Mapping: cuando la arquitectura y el espacio se convierten en luz y sonido | VALENTINA DI BLASE

Telenoika Audiovisual Mapping @ Kernel Festival, Desio, 1 & 2 july / 2011 from Telenoika on Vimeo. Desde siempre los suelos del arte son como arenas movedizas que cambian constantemente, tomando diferentes formas, según el pensamiento ...

Prophètes, A vision of unity. An interview with C215 (Christian Guémy) | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

  read "Prophets" text   “Religious tolerance”: those two words were almost the first ones Christian Guémy spoke out, when we talked a couple of months ago, while he was still preparing his exhibition “Prophètes” ...

Christian Guémy: “Prophètes” | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

read C215 interview   C215, Prophètes. Photo courtesy of Laurence Dentinger GHPS/AP-HP   ‘Every single work of art is the fulfilment of a prophecy: for every work of art is the conversion of an idea into an ...

November 2011 | English, Interviews, Street Art

Break fast with C215 | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

français © Photo by Alexander de Querzen   I think the first time I discovered Christian Guémy, aka C215, it was totally by hazard, through two little books : The Blue Book and The Red Book. Texts by C215, illustrations by different ...

November 2011 | Français, Interviews, Street Art

Break fast with C215 | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

english © Photo by Alexander de Querzen   Je crois que la première fois que j'ai découvert Christian Guemy,  alias C215, c'était un peu par hasard, au détour de deux recueils de poésie : Le Livre Bleu et Le Livre Rouge. Textes par ...

C215 “Barcelona” [2011, NOV]

bio Text by: Christina Grammatikopoulou Je ne fais pas les choses pour attirer l'attention, mais pour susciter l' émotion. Celle de ceux qui le souhaitent, qui veulent voir. C215   The stencils presented here were created by C215 ...

Holy Pop! The making of Icons in Contemporary Culture | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

The power to educate or to seduce, to heal or to scare, to tame or to arouse, to unite or to divide... From cave murals to digital pictures, images have always had a profound impact on human thought. Hence, they’ve been often seen as carriers of ...

On Becoming A Hacker: A new political and cultural practice | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά Hackers create the possibility of new things entering the world. Not always great things, or even good things, but new things. In art, in science, in philosophy and culture, in any process of knowledge where data can be gathered, ...

Χάκερ: Μια νέα πολιτική και καλλιτεχνική πρακτική | ΧΡΙΣΤΙΝΑ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ

english Οι χάκερ δίνουν τη δυνατότητα να μπουν στον κόσμο νέα πράγματα. Δεν είναι πάντοτε σπουδαία πράγματα ή καλά πράγματα, αλλά νέα ...

September 2010 | Cinema, English, Review, Street Art

Exit Through The Gift Shop | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

You don't have the sound, but imagine a dwarf with a fool's hat, running all over the place, screaming “I got it ! I got it ! I got it !”. You've got the picture ? Okay, 't was me when (finally) Play delivered “my” DVD copy of ...

Street Art + Ποδόσφαιρο: Το γήπεδο του Απόλλωνα Καλαμαριάς | ΧΡΙΣΤΙΝΑ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΙΚΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ

english Αν η δόξα μιας ομάδας μετριέται σε κύπελλα, επενδύσεις, αριθμό φιλάθλων, τότε ο Απόλλων Καλαμαριάς είναι μια από τις πιο ...

Street Art + Football: Apollon Kalamarias FC Stadium | CHRISTINA GRAMMATIKOPOULOU

ελληνικά If the glory of a football team is made of championships, money investments, number of fans, then Apollon Kalamarias must be one of the humblest teams on the planet -when it comes to origin and history. If, however, we ...

La galería, un nuevo espacio para un homeless artista | MARIANA HORMAECHEA

Alejandro Dorda Mevs, conocido artísticamente como Axel Void (Miami, 1986), vive y trabaja actualmente en la ciudad andaluza de Sevilla. Pinta de manera autodidacta desde muy niño a la vez que desarrolla una gran afición musical animado e ...

SAN “Illustrating Cities” [2009, NOV]

Text by: Christina Grammatikopoulou Click on pictures to view Image Gallery Illustrating Cities... Paint tubes drip people in Cordoba; kings-clowns yield fruit in Moraleja; at the same time, a supernatural toy sweeps planets in Rio and an ...

Cartrain Vs. Hirst | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

On my left, Damien Hirst, 44 years old, and probably the most expensive living artist. Known for some works as The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living which consists of a shark preserved in formaldehyde solution. Known ...

INTERVIEW:McLevey vs. Banksy | ALEXANDER DE QUERZEN

If you are not aware, BANKSY vs BRISTOL MUSEUM, "a unique collaboration between the city's foremost cultural institution and one of the region's most overrated artists" (as they said) is taking place until August 31st in Bristol, and "it contains ...