Henrik Haven visited FAME Festival in Grottaglie, Italy for the festival’s opening events last month. Naturally, he took plenty of stunning shots of the new work there. In a two-part series, we’ve selected some of our favorite pieces from FAME 2012. In part one here, we’ve got walls by Erica il Cane, Conor Harrington, Interesni Kazki, Vhils, Moneyless, Brad Downey, Akay and Cyop & Kaf.Festivals, Photos | Tags: Akay, brad downey, conor harrington, cyop e kaf, ericailcane, fame festival, Interesni Kazki, moneyless, vhils
Earlier this week, I hosted a movie night at The Wren’s Nest in Atlanta for the Living Walls Conference. Living Walls asked me to put together a list of some short films to show, and I ended up with 27. A few people have asked me to post those films online to share with friends or just to see a film that they missed while they were getting some food, so after the jump you’ll find embedded versions of all 27 films that were screened at the movie night (many of which have appeared on Vandalog before). Enjoy! Read the rest of this article »Category: Featured Posts, Festivals, Videos | Tags: Akay, blu, brad downey, catlanta, dave the chimp, diego bergia, ever, felix morelo, filthy luker, james jessop, jason eppink, jeff greenspan, jordan seiler, joshua allen harris, katsu, keith haskel, living walls, lush, martha cooper, nysat, paul insect, posterchild, public ad campaign, saber, sebastian haslauer, sweatshoppe, sweet toof, sweza
Expect next week’s link-o-rama to be a big one. It’s mid-term week at school. Speaking of school, I’m organizing an artist residency for young artists at my college. If you are between 18 and 24 and could use $350 to do something creative, I hope you’ll consider applying for the Haverford College Undergraduate Artist Residency. Here’s what has been going on this week off Vandalog:
- The Wall Street Journal followed Jeffrey Deitch around during the final day of Art in the Streets, so now you can see what a day in the life of Jeffrey Deitch is like.
- Adam Neate has a show of new work opening next week at Elms Lesters in London.
- Also in London next week is the rescheduled Meeting of Styles, organized by End of the Line.
- Great photos of great walls in Paris.
- e1000ink has some nice minimal geometric street art.
- Maybe the coolest and best piece from Living Walls Albany is this tile mosaic mural by Overunder.
- Brad Downey and Akay are at it again in Vienna.
- Some nice murals at the Galeria Urban Forms festival in Poland.
- Remember that beautiful Barry McGee piece in Sydney that we mentioned two weeks ago? That wall of tags? Turns out he wasn’t supposed to paint that, so it’s getting removed. He was meant to, and did, paint another wall, but not the wall that he tagged. Officially, this was an honest mistake and an unfortunate case of confusion on McGee’s part, but if you had a cherry picker or a scissor lift and some extra paint, how would you spend your nights?
Photo by Erik BerglinCategory: Art News, Festivals, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Random | Tags: adam neate, Akay, aryz, barry mcgee, brad downey, e1000ink, elms lesters, end of the line, jeffrey deitch, kenor, living walls, meeting of styles, overunder, remed
You know what’s really nice? Sleep. Hence, this weekend is a blessing. For now, life is school school school and more school. Hopefully there’s still a trip to NYC in my near future though… Here’s what has been going on around the internet and on the street:
- OverUnder and Chris Stain have gotten things started at Living Walls Albany. OverUnder’s portrait looks kinda like an Ethos piece, but it still looks cool. And Chris’ tribute to the 9/11 first responders was painted on wood and has just been moved to the New York State Museum.
- WK Interact collaborated with NY firefighters on a mural in Brooklyn.
- This 9/11 related piece by Zevs has caused a bit of a stir. Definitely one of most controversial 9/11 related artworks I’ve seen.
- JR’s Inside Out project has made it to Israel and Palestine.
- Some promising new for Leon Reid IV‘s latest project.
- Amanda Marie, the latest artist to show at Andenken in Amsterdam, isn’t a street artist, but she does stencils that I’m loving. (heads up, the link is a pdf)
- Ema has a solo show that opened tonight at Glasgow’s Redcoat Gallery.
- Banksy has donated a sculpture to The Bristol Museum.
- A few years ago, there was a castled painted in Scotland by some of Brazil’s best street artists: Nina, Nunca and Os Gêmeos. It was supposed to be temporary, but the owners of the castle want to keep it.
- Maybe my favorite thing I’ve ever seen from Jaybo.
- Risk and Retna painted a mural in Santa Monica, CA, but now the city wants to fine the building owners $5,000 a day until the mural is removed.
- Brad Downey and Akay collaborate at FAME Festival.
- Jim Carrey and Shia LaBeouf are both trying to do some street art. Yep, the guy from Ace Ventura and a Disney Channel star are now technically street artists. Melrse&Fairfax says, “Interesting how street art seems to be more and more an exciting ‘escape’ for celebrities.” I’d like to replace interesting with some other word or words…
Photo by SnyderCategory: Art News, Festivals, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Random | Tags: Akay, amanda marie, banksy, brad downey, chris stain, dame, ema, evol, fame festival, jaybo, jr, kase, krush, leon reid iv, living walls, nina, nunca, os gemeos, overunder, snyder, wk interact, zevs
With two new videos that have come out this week about artists making machines to spray paint using skateboards, I thought I’d mention some bike-based graffiti-making machines that have been made in the past before posting those videos…
In 2009, someone in London made a spraycan holding device that attached to a bike (similar to DTagno’s gadget from 2008, but mounted on a bike), so that they could ride their bike and paint at the same time. The above photograph show the results of that device. And then earlier this year, Akay did something similar with his spray-painting robot that can paint a rainbow. Those were both on bikes though. The two devices unveiled this week use skateboards.
D*Face returned to California to once again paint The Ridiculous Pool, an empty pool used for skating. Except that he didn’t paint it in a traditional way. Instead, he came up with a device that hooked up a spray can to the bottom of a skateboard so that the lines of each skater in the pool are painted onto the pool. Pretty cool. Check it out:
But that device is overly complex and difficult to build. Certainly not how I would have made it. Why did D*face have to cut the deck up? Dave the Chimp has a much simpler solution, and he’s been taking it to the street:
Dave says he made his device to encourage a punk/DIY spirit and get people to actually do stuff instead of just sitting around all day and thinking it takes money and months of research to do something cool.
Photo by withassociatesCategory: Photos, Videos | Tags: Akay, dave the chimp, dface, dtagno
It was sunny and 65 today in Philly. It’s going to be back to snow by next week, but in the mean time, it looks like those of us on the East coast are having a great end to our week are hopefully spending some time outdoors. If you do happen to be inside this weekend though, here are some things worth checking out:
- Akay gets complicated with simple vandalism by using a robot.
- Shepard Fairey is going to be speaking in LA on March 7th.
- Looks like Vhils and MaisMenos have each put together some great work for a show in Portugal. I especially love MaisMenos’ piece To Buy or Not To Be.
- Here’s a short video interview with Ripo.
- And more from JR in LA. This wall was part of the LA Freewalls Project.
Photo by EscifCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Random, Videos | Tags: Akay, escif, jr, maismenos, ripo, shepard fairey, vhils
I know I mentioned this show in the Invasion of San Diego post, but I figured I would go into a little more depth with it, since it is opening July 18th to the public.
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will be hosting one of the first street art museum exhibits in the middle of July. Citing the cultural influence of art in cities, “Viva La Revolucion” brings together some of the most high profile street artists today that have made an impact on city spaces with their socio-political works. Not only will the exhibit be one of the broadest street art museum displays ever curated, but the city of San Diego will also pay host to several public works created in currently unknown locations by some of the featured artists. Invader’s pieces are just one of the public works, with more pieces surly to follow by the likes of Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, and Blu and David Ellis, and possibly Banksy. I cannot wait to see what comes of this.
Here is a complete list of the artists participating:
For more information check out MCASD’s website
Photo by apwbATTACKCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: Akay, banksy, barry mcgee, blu, date farmers, david ellis, Dr. Lakra, Dzine, faile, Invader, jr, Mark Bradford, Moris, os gemeos, ryan mcginness, shepard fairey, stephan doitschinoff, swoon, vhils, william cordova