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Videos / MOCAtv: Swoon – “Konbit Shelter”

Thanksgiving sees another worthy release from MOCAtv featuring Caledonia “Swoon” Curry (interviewed) and her time in Haiti. In the video, the NY-based artist talks about how she enjoys working on things outside of her studio, which can be confining at times. By moving her work outdoors (like with her street work), it allows her to increase her interactions with people and led to projects like the Swimming Cities of Serenissima and now Konbit Shelter.The new project for Bigones-Leogane, Haiti includes a community center to hold workshops, house the works of local […]

Releases: Swoon – “Ben” Edition Variant

Those looking for news from Swoon (interviewed), she has announced a new website that recently went online. Along with this, the new site will be selling new “Edition Variants” from the Brookyln-based street artist starting with different versions of her portrait of fellow artist and collaborator Ben Wolf. “Each piece begins as a miniature, screen printed version of a hand carved block print almost sixteen times its size. The prints are then treated with a variety of hand applied effects, including coffee stain, hand painting and sewing, integration of paper […]

Benefits: MTV RE:DEFINE 2012

Following the success of last year’s RE:DEFINE benefit art auction and exhibition (covered), MTV is again holding its star-studded event to benefit the grassroots HIV & AIDS charity – the Staying Alive Foundation. Curators of the event, THE FUTURE Tense also return with a fresh cast of both established and emerging artists including Ryan McGinness (above), Marc Quinn, Scott Campbell, Tat Ito, Dave White, Charming Baker, Parra, Michael Reisch, Jen Stark, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Gérard Rancinan, Pedros Matos, Jim Houser, Swoon, Aakash Nihalani and more. The […]

Openings: “Streets of the World” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Before leaving for Art HK a couple months ago, we stopped by for the opening of Streets of the World presented by Opera Gallery. This grouping included an all-star cast of street & urban artists exhibiting in the heart of New York’s Soho district. Pieces from Banksy, Anthony Lister, Rone, Kid Zoom, ROA, Dal East, Blek le Rat, Herakut, How and Nosm, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, b., Know Hope, The London Police, M-City, Sixeart, Hyuro, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Paul Insect, Remi Rough, Nick Walker, Mark Jenkins, Saber, […]

Preview: “Streets of the World” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Tomorrow night (May 11th), if you are in New York, you may want to head over for the public opening of Streets of the World, a rare street art show that includes such diverse and long list of participants. Spanning the globe, the Opera Gallery has chosen forty artists who have made their name with their public art whether it be legally or illegally created. The list includes Banksy (above), Anthony Lister, Rone, Kid Zoom, ROA, Dal East, Blek le Rat, Herakut, How and Nosm, […]

Streets: London Instagram Roundup

It’s been a long while since the last Instagram Roundup from the streets of East London here on AM, so we thought it was about time we gathered some photos of what’s been happening over the last five months.  A favourite is definitely this great wall from Sweet Toof and Paul Insect, some wonderful painting by Conor Harrington, another visit from Sheffield artist Phlegm and new stabby women paste ups by Kid Acne and plenty more. There really is too much to talk about here, […]

Openings: Dennis McNett x Swoon x Monica Canilao @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

Earlier this month Dennis McNett (featured), Swoon (interviewed) and Monica Canilao opened a brand new exhibition entitled The Folding of a Known World at Galleria Patricia Armocida. The trio of US-based artists traveled to Milan to work together on creating fresh collaborative installations filled with their signature styles and techniques. McNett sent us some photos documenting their progress as they slaved away in Italy as well as some final shots of the fruits of their labor. Check it all out after the jump.

Open Walls Baltimore

A new project coordinated by Gaia in his home city has kicked off recently with this mural from the young street artist. Open Walls Baltimore is a public art initiative in a neighborhood burdened by 150 vacant homes and hopes to bridge the gaps between the artist community that calls Station North home and the residents of Greenmount West. A line up of Interesni Kazki, Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Specter, Doodles, Jaz, Ever, Freddy Sam, Mata Ruda, Nanook, MOMO, Vhils, Sten and Lex, Chris Stain, Jetsonorama, […]

“Fresh Kills” @ Anonymous Gallery (Mexico)

The Anonymous Gallery kicked off their Mexico City location with a bang with a recently closed group show – Fresh Kills. The title of the showing refers to the 2,200 acres in New York known as Fresh Kills Landfill that will be converted to a huge public park over the course of the next 30 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into something beautiful is a metaphor for the type of work the artists in this show do – taking […]

Showing: Swoon – “Murmuration” @ Black Rat Projects

Earlier this month, Swoon’s (interviewed) first London solo exhibition opened up at the Black Rat Projects. She has spent three long weeks transforming the gallery space with sculptural paper installations that she collectively entitled Mumuration. The project utilized imagery from much of her previous work including her Art in the Streets install at the MOCA, Thalassa at the NOMA, Anthropocene Extinction at the Boston (ICA). More photos after the jump via Smart Hype.