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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Recap: Nuart Street Art Buses

The hardworking creatives behind the Nuart Festival recently took another step forward towards rebranding their hometown of Stavanger from the “Oil Capital of Norway” to the world’s first “Art City”. After successfully organizing a major annual street art event for the past 16 consecutive years, they just finalized another original public art project. Working as curators with the city to commission the world’s first curated series of Street Art buses, they have produced eight buses that feature works by artists such as Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Add Fuel (Portugal), Martin […]

Recap: The Hard Rock Stadium Murals (Miami)

After Goldman Global Arts turned Wynwood into one of the world’s street art capitals with Wynwood Walls and other programs, CEO Jessica Goldman Srebnick joined forces with Miami Dolphins team owner Stephen Ross, organizing and curating a mural project as a part of the recent stadium rebranding program. Over the course of several months, a select group of international artists were invited to secretly paint Hard Rock Stadium, helping to create one of the most unique collections of such work worldwide. Using the immense structure as their canvas or […]

Showing: Mode 2 – “Preludes” @ Openspace

Mode 2 opened a new exhibition, Preludes, at Galerie Openspace in Paris last Saturday. The title refers to those moments of heightened anticipation when waiting for something exceptional, like when a beat is about to drop or a B-boy is swaggering onto the stage. The show is divided between four distinct rooms with the work concerned with the ‘universality of music through motion, dancing, writing and visual composition.’ The Mauritian-born artist’s work has its roots in graffiti and strongly references three other elements of hip-hop. However, his […]

Upcoming: No Commission Art Fair (London)

Following the success of previous events in Miami in 2015 (covered) and New York in 2016 (covered), London will be the first European city to host immersive art and music event No Commission presented by The Dean Collection & Bacardi from December 8-10. Curated by music producer Swizz Beatz, the art fair is designed specifically to support both new and established artists. All participants are given their exhibition space for free and 100% of the sale of each artwork goes directly to the artists. Immersive music performances from event collaborator […]

Overtime: Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 Edition

More stories from Art Basel week, Miami Beach 2016 (click on bolded words for more information): BMW unveils the 19th vehicle of the BMW Art Car Collection, by John Baldessari. Jeff Koons balloon dog edition falls out of its display and shatters on floor of Bernardaud’s booth in Design Miami. The artist reacts to the incident. The problem of the gradual rising seas in Miami Beach and the Faena district. How Art Basel Miami Beach week is seen by and affects the locals in the community, from their […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Showing: Jose Parla – “Roots” @ YoungArts Jewel Box

One of the must-see satellite events of this year’s Basel Week Miami was definitely a solo show by Jose Parla that is on view at YoungArts from the 29th of November until the 15th of December. Roots features an all new body of work created exclusively for this site-specific showing that the artist created at the iconic Jewel Box (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). Inspired by putting on a major exhibition in his hometown, the NYC-based artist created a series of large canvases and sculptures that are reference the connection of the past, […]

Releases: Vhils x Underdogs Edition

On December 7th (4pm GMT), Vhils (filmed) will be releasing a super limited edition through Underdogs. Produced in a run of 12, the piece seems to have some dimensional qualities to it, mirroring the Portuguese artist’s studio and public works. Sign up for a newsletter here to get full details of the release (including a giveaway) when the time comes as well as to check out what other prints they will be releasing for Christmas. Discuss Vhils here.

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Openings: Fabien Castanier Gallery Popup Exhibition

The Bogota and Los Angeles-based Fabien Castanier Gallery used Basel Week Miami as an opportunity to show their roster of urban artists to the art-thirsty crowd in Wynwood with a popup exhibition. Displayed in two large spaces in the vibrant neighborhood, the exhibition also served as a teaser of what they will are planning for their upcoming Miami gallery location scheduled to open next year. The show was divided between the large space where works by their artists were on display featuring paintings & sculptures with the smaller space reserved for installations. French […]

Basel Week Miami ’16: Juxtapoz Clubhouse

One of the venues jam-packed with goodness during Basel Week Miami was the Juxtapoz Clubhouse, a special project in conjunction between the magazine and Mana Urban Arts Project. The immersive artist retreat and exhibition space in the Wynwood District features collaborations with different artists, galleries and creatives. Encompassing two large spaces with all exclusive art on view, the event will run until December 4th. Included is a popup show by Jonathan LeVine Gallery, a pop-up store by Detroit-based printers 1xRun, the Whole Glory event from Scott Campbell and MILK Studios, a large mural by […]

Streets: Lonac (West Palm Beach)

Finally getting to paint in the US for the very first time, Lonac recently finished his largest mural to date. His newest piece I lost my shoe when I saw you is now adorning a four story building in centerl West Palm Beach as the biggest mural produced for the Canvas Festival. Given a facade with a couple of unfortunate architectural elements, the Croatian-artist worked his way around these using them to his advantage. With a line of windows splitting the surface in two parts, he […]