Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Blogger is great because it's free and has lots of uptime, but the template editor and post editors need some work. If you have problems reading or printing this new format, please complain so I can keep working on that.
There is a problem with black text on black background in the search results that I won't be able to fix, but it's in a secondary navigation area, not the content, so I might just learn to live with it.
Thanks for reading,
Organized by Santander Cultural and the Cultural Ministry of Sao Paulo
Produced by Arte3
Curated by Lucas Ribeiro, Christian Strike, Fabio Zimbres and Alexandre Cruz
Alexandre Cruz (aka Sesper)
Glen E. Friedman
Craig R. Stecyk III
July 18 - October 18
Brazilian Cultural Pavilion
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
NIELS SHOE MEULMAN
Calligrafﬁti: Letters of Independence
Thursday, July 1 – Tuesday July 27, 2010
Opening reception for the artist: Thursday, July 1, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Salamatina Gallery is pleased to host an unprecedented installation, Calligrafﬁti: Letters of Independence, by the cutting-edge artist Niels Shoe Meulman. This unique project will open on the evening of Thursday, July 1st with a live Calligrafﬁti performance.
During his opening-night performance, Meulman will literally rewrite the 1776 Declaration of Independence on site at the Salamatina Gallery. His Re-Declaration, which will take place over several days, will highlight all 1,337 of the historic words, resulting in 262 U.S. letter-sized pieces, executed in ink on paper. Showcasing the artistʼs ﬂuid and hypnotic style, these “Letters” will remain on view and for sale until July 27.
According to the author Adam Eeuwens: “Calligrafﬁti is a combination of traditional calligraphy coupled with the speed of modern-day grafﬁti. It is an amalgam of an ancient, reﬁned art form, fused with the raw force of rebellious street art. It combines the rhythm and regularity of Frakturʼs precise stroke with the perfect accidents of the vertical drip and splatter of the horizontal drop, creating a synthesis of opposites.” Meulman, one of the pioneers of this revolutionary art form, will break new ground by reinterpreting a document of the length and signiﬁcance of the Declaration of Independence. The document has special meaning for the Amsterdam-based artist, who embraces elements of American culture as a whole, whether it be Pop Art, advertising, product packaging, skateboarding, grafﬁti or car design.
“My work is dedicated to the art of writing,” Meulman explains. “I am inspired by ancient Japanese brush characters, Arabic pictorial script, illuminated medieval books and ﬂourish-ﬁlled quill writing, of which the Declaration of Independence is one of the most beautiful and eloquent examples. My interest in this document runs deeper than its being an emblem of U.S. courage and democracy. Its powerful words set forth human rights which are universal and resonate with my own personal beliefs, especially with regards to taking risks in order to exercise oneʼs freedom of expression.”
2032 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, New York 11030
T: +1 (516) 439-4471
Niels Meulman (b. Amsterdam, 1967) is an internationally recognized artist, graphic designer, and art director. Meulman began tagging under the pseudonym Shoe in 1979 and became a grafﬁti legend by the time he was 18. In the 1980ʼs, he met New York artists like Dondi, Rammellzee, Haze, Quik and Keith Haring. He then formed the Crime Time Kings with Bando from Paris and Mode2 from London. Together, these seminal groups gave a distinctive style to grafﬁti in Europe. In the 1990ʼs, he furthered his technique by apprenticing under the Dutch graphic design master, Anthon Beeke. Meulman ran his own design company, Caulﬁeld & Tensing, and was a partner in the advertising agency Unruly, which he later turned into a brand for silk scarves.
Calligrafﬁti was ﬁrst shown in a large solo exhibition in Amsterdam in 2007. Since then, it has become a revered art form and Meulmanʼs pieces (signed NSM) have been exhibited in over a dozen international exhibitions. The artistʼs designs and works are also in the permanent collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, as well as part of numerous private collections. In 2010, the book Calligrafﬁti -The Graphic Art of Niels Shoe Meulman was co-written by Adam Eeuwens and published by From Here to Fame Publishing, Berlin.
Salamatina Gallery is the ﬁrst venue in the United States to host the Calligrafﬁti tour - a series of lectures, exhibitions, book signings and site-speciﬁc Calligrafﬁti events around the world, during which books, markers, T-shirts, silk scarves and art by Meulman are for sale. This tour will include other events in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
La Galerie GZ part en LIVE !
Soirée événement : performance de deux artistes à la Galerie GZ
Lundi 28 juin 2010 de 17 h à 22h
19 rue de Miromesnil
(métro Miromesnil / Lignes 9 et 13)
Le lundi 28 juin 2010, la Galerie GZ accueille deux artistes issus de la culture urbaine durant toute une soirée. Au programme : performance à quatre mains et créations d’œuvres originales en direct.
Le temps d’une soirée, la Galerie GZ s’associe à l’agence Undergram(agence d’artistes), la Taxie Galerie (galerie d’Art nomade) et la maison d’édition Wasted Talent (spécialisée dans l’édition de livres sur l’Art Urbain) pour proposer une rencontre insolite où le rapprochement des artistes et de leur public se fera autour de l’Art Urbain, dans une ambiance conviviale et festive.
À cette occasion, les talents de Freddish, artiste peintre et sculpteur français, exposé à la Galerie GZ, et de Mike Huddleston, illustrateur américain invité, se conjugueront en une performance graphique inédite. Deux visions, deux techniques, deux styles différents, mais une même culture, se rencontreront pour donner naissance à des œuvres uniques …
Quand l’onirisme de la peinture flirte avec la force narrative de l’illustration … les artistes nous entraînent dans un style libre et détonnant ! Certaines œuvres créées à cette occasion seront autorisées à la vente.
Remerciements à la fondation Pampero qui mettra à disposition un bar Cuba Libre et Mojito pour rafraîchir la soirée.
Permanence musicale assurée par divers DJ au fil de la soirée.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Aerosol Warfare is happy to announce a summer open house and art exhibition by ROMEWON, GAPE & DENZ ONE in addition to our current “2010 Year-Round Exhibition”. ROMEWON and GAPE will be gracing us with their presence, so come out and get your black books signed. They will be traveling all the way from Chicago to meet you!
This event is a one-night only event! Friday, July 23rd from 7pm – 11pm.
BRETT COOK ARTIST TALK & BBQ
Saturday, June 26th, 1:00-5:00PM (Artist Talk @ 2:00PM)
2700 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Graffiti Painting Show
Sunday June 27th at Silver Platters downtown from 10am-5pm Andrew "Ziplok" Morrison will be painting the Silver Platters delivery box truck.
This is a family friendly event and all are welcome to come out. We will have live video and music.
More info https://seattlearttogether.wordpress.com/
Andrew Morrison http://onestaa.com
Cocktails and hors d'ourves will be served
NIPSCO Business Center
840 Broadway Ave.
Gary, Indiana 46402
Please join Ish at the reception of the mural "Magic City" he painted with Jim McKern.
RSVP by July 2nd to Marcia Powrozek at:
Place of Event: Universidad Autonoma del Caribe
Time: 2:30 p.m. until...
Event: Hip Hop workshop / Video Launch
- slide show of the Original School of NYC Writin',
- live painting by invited guest Writers from several cities/countries
- live music / break dancing
- the launching of a new Yuri Ai rap video
- other invited guest artists
Girls Gone Graff and Hip Hop Apostles Presents
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
a group art show & live painting extravaganza featuring Los Angeles Style Masters: UTI CREW.
with special guest artists:
AUB, CBS, DCV, K4P, NASA, WAI, ZULU KINGZ, ZORE64 ChicagoSB
body art exhibit by the Lovely Ladies of:
Girls Gone Graff
Aerosol Productions, Canvas Art Installations, Live Music, Food & Drinks.
I & I . Soul Papa . Ware & the Now . Tha Process . Systematic Tragedy . Ophrap & 5th P . InDJnous . Phaiz Rock . Los Vegas . Science . Self Lion (live beat / MC Set) . Sacred Blasphemy
$5 Indoor / Outdoor Event
6pm - 2am
18+ 21 to Drink
Taking place @
215 N. Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 927010
for info & vendor contact:
714 742 3833
espace « In My Room »,
32, rue Rodier - 75009 PARIS
vernissage le mercredi 30 juin, à partir de 18h30
du mardi 29 juin au samedi 3 juillet 2010 de 14h00 à 19h00
A1ONE (prononcer "alone") n’a pas la trentaine qu’il est déjà un pionnier : le premier taggueur de tout le Moyen-Orient. Artiste multifacettes, il synthétise des influences toutes plus éclectiques les unes que les autres. Touche-à-tout stylistique (graffs, collages, pochoirs, stickers), il passe sans problème existentiel de la critique sociale européenne à l’art aborigène ou du graffiti hip-hop à la calligraphie islamique. Avec "ISHQ" *, A1ONE signe sa première exposition personnelle en dehors de son Iran natal.
* Ishq, persan moderne, signifie « amour » MathGoth.com
FRESH ART composed by the hands of: Vaquero, Raskoe, Ajust One, Sektr 1, delo MFK, & Kauz
DOPE MUSIC selected by: ComputerFAM & Mr. Wu (Rhythm Rhino)...Sponsored by SPUN Academy
and free spirits courtesy of Integrity Spirits (The NW's first distillery to make ABSINTHE).
Now of course, you'll need to be 21 and over to partake in tasting, but the doors will be open to ALL AGES! $5 entry, priceless fun!!!
4943 NE MLK Jr. BLVD - Portland, Or 97211
next to Sweet Thing Bakehouse on the corner of MLK & Alberta
Curated by Eyeone | Seeking Heaven
Featuring work by
Friday June 25, 2010 | 7-10 PM
Show runs June 25 through July 12, 2010
Hold Up Art Gallery
358 E. 2nd Street
L.A., CA 90027
July 8th, 2010 – August 1st, 2010
Los Angeles, CA – Crewest is proud to announce SWEET THINGS, on view from July 8th, 2010 through August 1st, 2010 and curated by INDIE 184 and Andrea von Bujdoss AKA “Queen Andrea”. Sweet Things is an all female urban art group show focusing on canvases, prints, photography, illustration and merchandise of emerging female urban artists, as well as legendary, internationally-recognized female artists. Explorations of graffiti, urban illustration, tattoo art, portraiture and fashion will be emphasized. Large, major paintings, smaller works, drawings and photography will live together. The opening night will feature live mural painting with characters, pieces and calligraphy by Curator Queen Andrea and Artist Muck alongside the popular DJ Phyz Ed. In conjunction with the exhibition, Crewest will feature an eye-popping installation by their July Featured Artist, Sherm.
In the Featured Artist Room, Sherm will be creating an installation featuring a variety of new and recent works that range from sweet to dark, mixed in with spiritual & symbolic themes; and whatever occupies the female psyche (from the point of view of the artist).
The exhibition promises to be a bold exposé of urban art from a female perspective, highlighting new works by a synergistic group of talented, kick-ass female urban fine artists and photographers.
Exhibiting Artists: Aiko, Martha Cooper, Gillian Goldstein, Motel7, Koralie, Mickey, Jules Muck, Klor, Queen Andrea and Indie184.
Opening Reception and Artwalk Event
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
6pm to 10pm
During the Downtown Artwalk, with live mural painting by Curator Andrea and Artist Muck. Atmosphere enhanced by the sounds of DJ Phyz Ed
Curator Website Links:
Queen Andrea http://www.superfreshdesign.com
Featured Artist Link:
Exhibiting Artist Links:
Martha Cooper http://www.kodakgirl.com
THE HIP HOP CULTURE CENTER IN HARLEM PRESENTS
THE 4th ANNUAL RAPATHON
New York, NY-- The Rap Phenomenon is back, are YOU ready to ROCK the MIC? Every May the Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem (currently known as H2C2) hosts a non-stop cipher-showcase featuring 100+ emcees but this year it’s going down in June. The Annual Rapathon is one of the truest Hip Hop experiences you will ever come across. H2C2’s devotion to create a platform for artists has allowed emcees all over the Tri-State Area, Cuba, Lithuania, and Sweden to spread their message. Since 2006 the Rapathon has been our most significant event and has grown accordingly. Every year an hour is added making the duration of the 4th Annual Rapathon a massive 27 hours of continuous rap without any profanity.
The 4th Annual Rapathon will feature a one hour segment dedicated to Big Pun and his impact on Hip Hop. Emcees will note his achievements, memories, and impact on Hip Hop through freestyle. The perk of this year’s Rapathon is that it will be documented by the legendary Ralph McDaniels. He is the Hip Hop pioneer, entrepreneur, and visionary who created Video Music Box, the first music video show focused exclusively to an urban market-broadcast on public television. In addition, Ralph will be broadcasting the entire 27 hours of the 4th Annual Rapathon live via his internet show.
The countdown begins Saturday, June 26th, 2010 at 4:00 pm and ends Sunday, June 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The Rapathon is open to rappers with the ability to rhyme for 90 seconds straight without cursing. H2C2 also wants to acknowledge the DJ’s who hold us down in this non-stop cipher-showcase feat. We need the wheels of steel to keep spinning so if you got skills and can hold us down for 3 hours straight this may be your chance to shine. DJs and emcees who want to perform or just want to be down with the Rapathon movement be on the lookout for auditions/rehearsals starting the last week of May. There is no registration fee for participants.
H2C2 is a facility that conducts Hip Hop centric education youth programs, sneaker battles, art exhibitions, fashion shows, and corporate special events. We are located at 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., 2nd Floor of the Magic Johnson Theater in the heart of Harlem, along 125th Street shopping district. We are accessible by A, B, C, D, 2 and 3 trains.
The Tools of War True School NYC Park Jam Series returns for its 2010 edition with an impressive lineup of world renowned DJ's, turntablists, cratediggers and selectors.
Backed by a Noisemaker Media production, this Mark Carranceja filmed and directed edit highlights week one of the Park Jam Series. The series sets off at Spanish Harlem's White Park as breakers, DJ's and true school enthusiasts alike gather at the Park Jam to revive Hip Hop tradition.
For June 2010, the Park Jam Series visits White Park in Spanish Harlem on 106th Street between 3rd & Lexington every Thursday from 4pm-8pm. Tools of War invites you to listen to the sounds of Bobbito, Grandwizard Theodore, Grandmaster Caz, PopMaster Fabel, DJ Dollar Bill, EverReady, DJ Spivey, DP One, Lean Rock, Forest Getemgump and many more.
True School NYC Park Jam Series | Spanish Harlem Hop | Week 1 | 6.3.10 | Filmed and Edited by Mark Carranceja of Noisemaker Media | Music Produced by Snake Eyes | Photos Courtesy of Joe Conzo, Francisco Reyes and Tools of War.
True School NYC Park Jam Series:
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
via paolo fabbri 110
SUMMER MADNESS block party
FORWARD THE BASS
ETHIOPIAN FOOD + SOULCICCIA BARBECUE