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Interview: Yasha Young (Urban Nation, Berlin)

Last weekend marked the official opening of the second large exhibition of Urban Nation, Berlin’s unique and world’s museum of urban contemporary art. Featuring works by 50 artists from around the globe, including some of our favorites such as DALeast, Damien Hirst, Herakut, Jeff Soto, João Ruas, Sergio Garcia, Shepard Fairey, SHOK-1, Swoon and Vhils, the event also included the open studios of UN’s newest art residency program. We had a chance to sit and chat with Yasha Young, the director and curator of UN, and talk about […]

Previews: Sepe – “Dying Surfer Meets His Maker” @ Lawrence Alkin Gallery

Lawrence Alkin Gallery will be opening a 2nd solo show by Sepe on the 5th of October at their space in SOHO, coinciding with Frieze Week in London. Titled Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, this body of work was directly influenced by the important social movements and major shifts in this past year, and the effects on the Polish artist both personally and to his friends globally. Without a certain narrative that he was building the show around, Sepe developed a much more dynamic, unpredictable, or even […]

Openings: Mike Lee – “I’ve Missed You” @ The Garage

On 29th of October, The Garage in Amsterdam opened the long-awaited EU debut show of Mike Lee titled I’ve Missed You, created as a direct response to the immigrant family separation issues and what some consider to be the inhumane policies of the current US administration. The gallery’s compact space, a 17th-century storage warehouse in the heart of Dutch capital, turned out the be the perfect setting for the latest series of Lee’s atmospheric black and white canvases. After a successful introduction in Asia earlier this year, the NY-based […]

Streets: Vhils (Lisbon)

The organizers of the popular Festival Iminente in Lisbon have teamed up with Amnesty International for their ongoing Brave Walls project. Using the recognition of the event to address important issues, their most recent effort resulted in a new mural by Vhils (interviewed), demanding justice for Brazilian human rights defender Marielle Franco. The Rio city councilor and her driver were shot dead by two men in what appears to have been a targeted assassination on the 14th of March, which caused a series of protests held across […]

Videos: Nuart Aberdeen BBC Documentary

Our friends from Nuart Festival recently received another fantastic recognition – the 2nd edition of Nuart Aberdeen festival (covered) organized in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired, was captured in the Obair Ealain (Street Art) documentary by BBC ALBA. Shot on location during the duration of the 2018 edition of the festival, and narrated in indigenous Gaelic, the 60min feature includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of the 12 participating artists giving meaning to this year’s theme – A Revolution of the Ordinary. It’s been an ongoing mission of Nuart to […]

Previews: Mike Lee – “I’ve Missed You” @ The Garage

Amsterdam’s The Garage will be opening the European debut show from Mike Lee on the 29th of September. I’ve Missed You will be American artist’s first solo exhibition in Europe after successfully introducing his work in Tokyo (covered) and Hong Kong (covered) last year. We’ve been following Lee’s work since his early shows with Giant Robot (back in 2015), while he was still working with pencils on paper and are excited to see him taking over the art world with his cheerful monochromatic oils. Regularly depicting sphere-based […]

Streets: Said Dokins & Fintan Magee // Nuart Festival (Stavanger)

We’ve recently written a lot about what was happening in Stavanger during the 18th edition of Nuart Festival, but we wanted to give you a heads up on the background of two of the arguably most impactful projects that took place. Both murals created by artists that came from other parts of the globe, Australian Fintan Magee and Mexican Said Dokins, were the results of collaborations between the festival and local organizations focused on social inclusion. Dokins’ Næarhet (proximity/closeness) mural was directly inspired by the experiences […]

Streets: Nuart 2018 (Part III)

A few days after the official opening of Nuart 2018, we’re bringing you the final view of the new works produced for the 18th edition of the festival. The unprecedented lineup of 26 artists, two times more than their average over the years, included a significant number of stencil artists, a technique that has a special place in the heart and history of Norwegian art. As one of the most common and important mediums in Street Art, stencils have proven to be a strong tool in […]

Streets: Nuart 2018 (Part II)

The past weekend marked the opening of the 18th edition of the world-renowned Nuart Festival and once again, AM was there to witness all of it. Different in quite a few aspects than in previous years, the 2018 edition produced a whole new body of new public interventions ranging in size, placement, and medium, while adding to Stavanger’s exceptional street art collection. Due to unfortunate funding cuts this year, festival organizers were forced to slightly change their concept. “It has helped us to re-focus on who we are and what we’re […]

Streets: Nuart 2018 (Part I)

Once again the quiet Norwegian city of Stavanger turned into the world capital of Street Art during the 1st week of September as the 18th edition of Nuart Festival brings an army of artists, creatives, academics, and media to cover the events. Aside from inviting the impressive lineup of 26 international artists to create work through the city, a number of prominent researchers, writers, academics, and journalists to discuss the topics related to Street Art, this year’s event marks the release of the very 1st Nuart […]