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Recently in Tecate, at the US-Mexico border fence, JR (interviewed) has installed a provocative new project featuring a Mexican boy peering over the barrier. Best viewed from the US side, the new work towering over 70 feet utilizes the scaffolding technique he introduced at the recent Olympics in Brazil (covered) and deals wth a topic the French photograffeur often touches on – immigrants and refugees. He states – “People will always migrate. When we built walls, people built tunnels. When we closed places, they went by the water. The […]
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We’re wrapping our reporting from Nuart festival 2017 with the 2nd part of the recap of all the public works created through Stavanger for this year’s event. These pieces make it obvious that Nuart decided to challenge the common idea of “street art” by inviting both the veterans as well as young blood, in order to present a diversity of possibilities and approaches when creating public art. One of the artists that definitely pushed that idea far beyond what’s familiar was Igor Ponosov with his Too […]
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More stories from that week that ended Sep 10 (click on bolded words for more information): LA Weekly previews the opening of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). RIP: Greg Escalante, who passed away at the age of 62. RIP: Pierre Bergé, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Linda L. Cathcart (1947-2017). RIP: Kate Millett (1934–2017). RIP: DeLoris “Dolly” Fiterman, who passed away at the age of 93. Carroll/Fletcher Gallery closes. Dakota plan to bury, not burn the wood used for […]
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Ino was recently back to Ibiza for the 7th edition of the local Bloop festival. After his Funk the Power piece from last year got buffed by the city council of San Antoni, Greek artist came back to create another piece @ the festival’s new location. Melting Earth is the title of a new piece that carries a pretty straight forward message about the environmental issue of global warming. With the recent US political climate shifting towards ignoring the warnings of experts, Ino decided to […]
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The biggest and arguably the most important outdoor piece of Nuart festival 2017 was the 4 story mural painted by Ricky Lee Gordon. For this large scale diptych the festival joined forces with Amnesty International, helping them spread the word about their Brave campaign. Through this campaign Amnesty is helping people that are taking enormous risks to stand up for our rights. As stated at the press conference held after the completion of the mural, it is important for these people to reach the wider audience with […]
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Last week marked the 17th edition of world renowned Nuart Festival and AM was there to witness the making and the official reveal of the works created or installed. Matching festival’s ongoing efforts to use the public space as the platform for interaction and play, as well as the channel to speak up, this year’s edition produced some of the most original and thought-provoking pieces to date. Australian-born artist Ian Strange created a series of billboard takeovers, displaying his paintings created on found photos of […]
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More stories from the week that ended Sept 3 (click on bolded words for more information): White House review could shrink protected land around Michael Heizer’s City. RIP: David Tang, who passed away at the age of 63. Freymond-Guth gallery announces closure. Biennale de Montréal cancels 2018 edition due to financial situation. Texas museums prepare and brace for full impact of Hurricane Harvey.  How they prepared for the catastrophe. Institutions assess impact of Hurricane Harvey on their venues and collections. Artnet also has a report. Widely circulated photo of […]
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For their 17th edition Nuart festival took a significant and brave step away from producing an ordinary street art festival that results in series of beautifully colored facades. This year they’ve invited a carefully selected group of international artists and activists working in the public domain, more focused on using the public space to speak out, rather than “exhibit”. After 17 years of building a platform for network of artists, academics, journalists and other professionals surrounding the street art practice, as well as creating one […]
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More stories from the week that ended Aug 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Banksy’s Snorting Copper street work rediscovered and will be put on display again. RIP: Karl Otto Götz, who passed away at the age of 103. RIP: Masatoyo Kishi, who passed away at the age of 93. Barcelona attack suspects were planning to bomb Sagrada Familia and other major monuments. 12 art historians and scholars on the way forward after removal of Confederate monuments. Arrest of theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov alarms […]
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More stories from the week that ended Aug 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Kara Walker’s press release for her upcoming Sept. show is a work of art itself. The story about it, from her assistant. RIP: Tshiamo Naledi Letlhogonolo Pinky Mayeng (1993–2017). RIP: Chiara Fumai, who passed away at the age of 39. RIP: Gunnar Birkerts, who passed away at the age of 92. All 16 of the artists, authors, performers and architects on President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigns. The secret […]
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Following up on the last two POW! WOW! Long Beach events (see 2015, 2016), this year’s gathering featured music, culinary delights, merchandise, and of course art for attendees to enjoy. Participants this year include Mike Giant, Kevin Lyons, Andrew Schoultz, The Draculas, Adele Renault, Tatiana Suarez, Niels Shoe Mailman, Ryan Milner, Dave Van Patten, Dulk, Yoskay Yamamoto, Noelle Martinez, Bodeck Hernandez, Ezra One, TRAV MSK (seen above), Mina Hamada, Bryan “Blue”, Nate Frizzell, Nosego, Apex, and Sparc. Check out the photos and video below documenting all the recent […]
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After many international projects and murals, Bezt from Etam Cru recently got a chance to paint a mural in his homeland. The result is this peaceful yet intriguing piece titled Blue Monday in Bielsko Biała, in the south of Poland. Choosing a very limited color palette, mostly consisting of different shades of blues and purples, the Polish artist painted this four story tall image of a woman carrying a lush flower pot for the “oBBraz miasta # 4” project organized by the Bielska Gallery Foundation and Bielsko BWA Gallery. […]
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