Street Art

Oct 2016 |

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

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When we talk about the phenomenon of street art we have to consider both its features and the urban space with which it interacts.

Oct 2016 |

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

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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 the few remaining authentic forms of expression today.

Oct 2016 |

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

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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 area over recent decades. However, as gentrification has taken hold, many of the buildings that showcase these community murals are slated to be demolished.

Oct 2016 |

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

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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 artist is known for incorporating small-sized artworks into the urban fabric of St. Petersburg.

Oct 2016 |

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

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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, gather and activate the new, working citizen. Since the next few decades were riddled with war, the popularity and necessity of poster art grew with equal fervor.

Oct 2016 |

Proud? | MANOLIS ANASTASAKOS

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Manolis Anastasakos, Proud? - Final Work

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 Zmienewski
Alex Kollera

 

Oct 2016 |

Ludic Subterranea | CANDICE P. BOYD WITH PANDA

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Ludic

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, the painting or marking of surfaces.

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