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10s Crew of Saigon Paints Biggest Wall in Vietnam

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:59

 

Graffiti has been around for decades in the U.S., but in some parts of the world it's a budding youth movement. We were so impressed by this massive production by the 10s Crew in Saigon, Vietnam. Take a good look at their rusty scaffolding and wobbly bamboo ladders. No matter the conditions they have to work with, these guys are still pushing their limits to go big. It's inspiring to see the way art continues to transcend cultural and language barriers and connects us all. It's powerful. We hope to see more work from people in all parts of the globe!

 
 

 

Sautel Cago remembers the Japanese Tsunami

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:00

In honor of the Japanese Tsunami and Fukushima anniverdary on March 11th, French Sautel Cago traveled to different cities destroyed by the Tsunami to paint on destroyed homes with the phrase "Remember the Tsunami" in Japanese. He spent 6 days there walking around, finding shelter inside laundromats or on the street. Sautel states that "Even after 2 years, there is still a lot to rebuild."  Hopefully Sautel's artwork brings some brightness and joy to the devastated area!

Outdoor Fashion Show by Yossi Wallner

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:00

Here's a fun little fashion show by Yossi Wallner during Tel Aviv's Fashion Week:

Click here for more photos

Wooster Exclusive: r1’s “YIELD”

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:31

Here's some Wooster exclusive content from r1. Set in the City of Johannesburg, "YIELD" is made up of 100 yield signs and designed to uplift the city.

YOU’RE INVITED: TEENAGE FILM SCREENING IN NYC

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 15:54

Matt Wolf’s film, TEENAGE, is an innovative documentary on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th. Narrated by Jena Malone and Ben Whishaw and set to a a shimmering contemporary score by Bradford Cox (Deerhunter / Atlas Sound), TEENAGE is a mesmerizing trip into the past and a riveting look at the very idea of “coming-of-age.” 

Matt's debut feature film profiled elusive musician Arthur Russell and he recently partnered with the Whitney to create a video series about the artists, builders, guards, curators, and other behind the scenes people of the museum that will lead up its new downtown home in 2015. He also contributed to Julie Ault's piece at the Whitney biennial. Matt began his career making short docs about artists for public art organization, Creative Time.

The film opens today in New York at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema. See below for Q&As after screenings tonight and tomorrow.

Friday, March 14
Q&A with director Matt Wolf after the 7:40 PM show
Intro by director Matt Wolf before the 9:45 PM show

Saturday, March 15
Q&A with director Matt Wolf after the 7:40 PM show
Intro by director Matt Wolf before the 9:45 PM show

 

Ji Lee’s Clownify Sticker Project

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:00

Here's a new ad hijacking project by Ji Lee called "Clownify Stickers." We love the fun and clever way she's taking over the ads and bringing a little joy to the world.

GILF X BAMN COLLABORATION AT 5 PTZ

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 20:59

5 Ptz is buffed, but Gilf and Bamn still managed to get a new piece up!

Photo credit: Andy Kim

Photo credit: Jowy Romano

Photo credit: Jowy Romano

Street Artist Hero sends a message from China

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:00

Here are some fun stickers from a street artist in China, named Hero, expressing some anger about the country in a humorous way.

Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 & Thingking Team Up For #ANOTHERLIGHTUP

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:10

 

Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 & Thingking have teamed up to create #ANOTHERLIGHTUP, a project that combines street art and crowd-funded community engagement to bring street lights to one of Cape Town's most dangerous neighborhoods, Monwabisi. Every time enough funds are collected to provide another light, the lights in the installation will turn on.  The goal is to raise enough funds for 80 lights over 6 months.  Each light costs about $700 USD or 7000R to install. Donations start at $10 USD (100R).

Head over to #ANOTHERLIGHTUP to learn more about how you can contribute to this amazing project.

PPM Art Projects presents: Logan Hicks’ solo show “Love Never Saved Anything”

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:00

Logan Hicks has a new solo show titled, "Love Never Saved Anything" in New York City during Armory Week! The following pieces are all aerosol on canvas. It's great to see the evolution in his craft and style over the years. The paintings are beautiful!

PMM Art Projects
March 7 - 9, 2014
154 Stanton Street, New York

W.O.W. (What Once Was) Solo Exhibition by Max Rippon

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:43

If you're in Cologne, Germany, check out the solo exhibition by Max Rippon opening this Saturday February 22nd, 2014 at AF Gallery.

 

W.O.W. (What Once Was)
a solo exhibition by Max Rippon
AF Gallery
Lichstrasse 26-28, Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany
Opening February 22nd, 2014 7pm. Performance starts at 9pm.
Closing March 22nd, 2014 7pm

Street Art Tour in Vietnam by Liar Ben & Sautel Cago

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:12

In the summer of 2013, Vietnamese street artist Liar Ben and French street artist Sautel Cago embarked on the biggest street art tour throughout the whole country of Vietnam. Along the way, over 15 Vietnamese artists joined them in their journey to paint the walls of Vietnam.  In 2 months, they traveled by bus and train to 9 cities in North, Central and South Vietnam and painted a total of 23 walls.  The cities they visited were Hanoi, U Min, Sadec, Ca Mau, Saigon, Dalat, Hue, Hai Phong, and Sa Pa.

Check out some videos and photos from their trip below. From the reactions of people in the cities, it's clear that street art is still a young and new concept to the people in Vietnam.  For whatever reason--whether it's language, cultural or economic barriers--we don't receive too many emails from street artists in Asia. So it's exciting to see the street art movement reaching all parts of the globe. For more videos, visit their YouTube channel here.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Gilf Covers Gentrification in NYC

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:00

Here's a great piece by Gilf, tackling the concept of gentrification rapidly happening in New York City

Little Lost Project by Zoonzin

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:00

Here's a delightful piece called the Little Lost Project by Zoonzin.  Zoonzin collects lost objects around the city, brings them to life with cute personalities, then places them back on the street for people to encounter in a new way.

Little Lost Project: The Story from Yoonjin Lee on Vimeo.

 

Zoonzin is also a student of Ji Lee, a clever and thought-provoking street artist whose work also really love! It's great to see younger generations being inspired and putting art on the streets for people to enjoy.

 

Redefining Space in Lithuania

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:00

Here's a clever, site-specific piece from Morfai out in Kaunas, Lithuania!

 

A Little Bit of Love

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 20:03

Wishing you all a great weekend with your loved ones!

"The Kiss" by Kenny Random

New Eduardo Kobra in Sao Paolo

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:00

Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra painted this beautiful new mural inspired by Auguste Rodin's “The Thinker.”

Video: Faith47 Timelapse by Tost Films

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:00

Here's another great timelapse from Tost Films, documenting Faith47 painting in Puerto Rico!

 

EVENT: Jacob Hashimoto in Los Angeles

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 18:59

If you're in Los Angeles, check out Jacob Hashimoto's show at the Martha Otero Gallery

JACOB HASHIMOTO
Yellow Giant and Gas Giant Studies

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 6 - 8 PM
February 20  - April 5, 2014
820 N Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90046

As described from Marthat Otero Gallery's website:

" Hashimoto gleans his visual and metaphoric resources from three-dimensional rendering technologies alongside traditional techniques of applied crafts. Rising from the ground floor of the museum into its upper levels and stairways, Hashimoto's environment oscillates between states; it feels grounded and yet floats skyward. There are reminders of nascent forms of digital construction in Hashimoto's oeuvre-in particular, the virtual sandboxes and open worlds in video games like Minecraft, Rogue, and Spore. A sense of wonder pervades these worlds-whether because they offer infinite maps, nonstop levels, or even endlessly plentiful mines and farms. Hashimoto translates these infinite systems into the realm of actual reality, excavating the poignant tensions that result when a visual aesthetic inspired by the boundlessness of virtual space meets the constraints of real-world labor and craft.


Jacob Hashimoto was born in Greeley, Colorado in 1973. He received his BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Solo exhibitions of Hashimoto's work have been held at the Schauwerk Sindelfingen (The Peter Schaulfer Foundation in Sindelfingen, Germany), the Bildmuseet Umeå (Sweden), MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Mary Boone Gallery (New York), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago) and Studio la Città (Italy)."

VIDEO: INTI Timelapse in Puerto Rico

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 10:00

Thanks to Tost Films, a small production company in Puerto Rico, for documenting and sharing amazing street art happening in their country!