Visual Arts

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 |

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 |

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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