Inside MCASD’s “Viva La Revolucion”

This Os Gêmeos work was made using unused parts of Swoon's installation

The urban art event of the summer took place over the weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). Viva La Revolucion is a massive show. On Vandalog, we’ve been covering the outdoor parts of the show, but there’s a major indoor component as well.


Of course, our friends at Arrested Motion were at MCASD with cameras. Elisa Carmichael was in the space a bit early and caught some of the artists working, and AM’s San Diego correspondents made sure to take plenty of photos on the opening evening. From what I hear though, these photographs still don’t capture the entire indoor show. There’s an entire room full of Banksy prints, and probably some more things that I haven’t heard about yet.

Looks like JR has replicated his installation that was at Lazarides a while back. It’s a room covered in posters of his contact sheets, with a film about his flavela project playing:

Swoon’s installation is another iteration of her Konbit Shelter project, which will culminate in her building shelters in Haiti:

Photos by Arrested Motion, who have plenty more photos of this show on their website

SCOPE Miami Preview

We gallerists have all been extremely busy here at SCOPE today. Take a look below at some of the work we’ll be showing at the preview tomorrow! I’ve tried to stick to mainly images of urban-related art (and there’s a lot to be found here!) Allow my buddy Ellis G (below), one of the fair’s featured artists, to guide you.

Ellis G

Maya Hayuk

Maya Hayuk at Anonymous Gallery.

Judith Supine

Judith Supine at New Image Art.


Evol at Wilde Gallery

AJ Fosik

AJ Fosik at Jonathan Levine Gallery (not street but a very cool piece). That’s a chunk of a very long James Jean in the background.


Calma at Jonathan Levine Gallery.

Sixeart, Nunca, Mark Jenkins

Sixeart, Nunca, Mark Jenkins at our booth (Carmichael Gallery)


Hush (also at our booth)

Dave Kinsey, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Cleon Peterson

Dave Kinsey, Tomokatsu Matsuyama, Cleon Peterson at Joshua Liner Gallery

Tomokazu Matsuyama

Another piece by Tomokatsu Matsuyama at Joshua Liner (not a very nice photo, but this piece is beautiful in person)

Ok, that’s it for now!

Three events in Miami that you don’t know about

There is so much going on next week in Miami, that some events are bound to be lost in the sea of parties and paintings. I’ve recently come across a few events lesser-known that have gotten me pretty interested.

1. ART BURN: The Most Combustible Art Show in the World

ART BURN, the most combustible art show in the world, will combine an international selection of original art with fire. Original works on canvas, wood and paper by a selection of more than three dozen international artists will be displayed and then flambeed in Miami on the evening of Thursday, December 3, 2009 at sunset. The exhibition/grilling, curated by NYC artist El Celso, will take place in the Wynwood Arts District, within walking distance of Miami’s lesser contemporary art fairs.

An exclusive selection of more than three dozen exceptional pieces by the hottest renowned artists and sizzling, cutting-edge newcomers will be displayed from 1pm until sundown. After the brief exhibition, all of these original works will be burned for the public’s viewing pleasure. Nothing is for sale.

Duration and opening hours
Thursday, December 3, 2009
One day only from 1pm to sunset.


For the latest updates on ART BURN Miami, visit

Artists include:

El Celso, Skewville, Darkcloud, Elbow-Toe, Royce Bannon, Gore-B, Matt Siren, Robots Will Kill, Michael DeFeo and many more…

2. Chimera at Scope

This line up looks great. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Stephan Doitschinoff aka Calma’s piece.


Here’s the full line up:

Pedro Barbeito, Melissa Brown, Stephan Doitschinoff (aka CALMA), Doze Green, Luis Macias, Christof Mascher, Fernando Mastrangelo, Dave McDermott, Ted O’Sullivan, Jeff Soto, Christoph Steinmeyer, Ouattara Watts, Andrzej Zielinski and Kevin Zucker.

And of course, it’s at SCOPE, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find.

3. Graffiti Gone Global


Juxtapoz has the info on this show:

Curated by James and Karla Murray, authors of best-selling titles Store Front-The Disappearing Face of New York, Miami Graffiti, Broken Windows and Burning New York, the exhibition will feature a selection of work from today’s top street artists. This groundbreaking exhibition, set to take place in a 4,000 square foot venue in the Midtown Arts District, will be the largest of its kind in Miami.

Exhibiting artists include: 131 Projects (Argentina), Aiko Nakagawa (Japan), Armogedon 2057 (Armenia), Billi Kid (Colombia), Crome (Miami), Cycle (NYC), David Cooper (NYC), Doze Green (NYC), Ewok One 5MH (NYC), Flip (Brazil), Ghost aka Cousin Frank (NYC), Jana Joana (Brazil), Lady Pink (Ecuador), Nina (Brazil), Shiro (Japan), Smael (Brazil), Sofia Maldonado (Puerto Rico), Suiko (Japan) and Vitché (Brazil).

Graffiti Gone Global Show Info:
3252 NE 1st Avenue
Suite 101
Miami, FL 33127

General Hours
Friday, December 4: 12 – 8pm
Saturday, December 5: 12 – 9pm
Sunday, December 6: 12 — 3pm

De dentro pra fora / De fora pra dentro


I’ve really been enjoying watching this beautiful installation take shape at Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Masp) recently. Curated by Choque Cultural, it features Titi Freak, Zezão, Stephan Doitschinoff, Ramon Martins, Carlos Dias and Daniel Melin, a list that includes some of the Brazilians I’m most excited about these days. Entitled De dentro pra fora / De fora pra dentro, the exhibit opens this Wednesday, October 18th.





These pics are off Facebook so the resolution isn’t great. Best to check out Louise and Ignacio of Lost Art’s gorgeous documentation of the work in progress.