Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chinese styles

These styles I think are very interesting, and so is the discussion about Chinese character (lettering) graffiti.

The translation needs some work, but ever since Google allowed everyone to correct translations, their tool has really improved.

I'm excited that it's even possible for me to read this Chinese blog, Afterworkshop - Hong Kong

Blog in Chinese

Google Translate to English

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Video: Scottish writers paint for Amnesty International

Amnesty International Live Paint from Recoat on Vimeo.
On the 7th of August 2010, a group of Scottish graffiti and street artists came together to create a collaborative mural commissioned by Amnesty International during the Edinburgh Festival. The artists involved were Lyken, Derm, Conzo, Elph, Rekor and Syrkus.

More info: http://vimeo.com/14028213

Germany, Ingolstadt: Sept 11 - Nov 6, 2010: Biser and Dome

» THE OTHER REAL | BISERama und DOME at xhoch4 gallery «
vernissage at Ingolstadt´s NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS at September 11th

For the first time, two artists will together fill the xhoch4 gallery: BISERama (Alexander Becherer, *1983 Lahr/Schwarzwald) http://biserama.blogspot.com with sculptures and DOME (Christian Krämer, *1975, Karlsruhe) http://domeone.com with paintings. The combination of these two artists cannot be limited to their strong roots in graffiti. Their work for this exhibition focuses on the masquerade, the glance behind the facade.

The vernissage takes place at Ingolstadt´s NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS on September 11th 2010 (held unusually on Saturday instead of Friday this time) at 7.30 pm. You are cordially invited.

xhoch4 galerie
Kupferstraße 15
85049 Ingolstadt
Tel. 0841.9318667


Germany, Ingolstadt: Aug 29-Sept 9, 2010: La Grande Schmierage

» LA GRANDE SCHMIERÂGE 2 - The exhibition «
Documentation of the international graffiti meeting

»La Grande Schmierâge« is an international graffiti meeting at Ingolstadt, more precisely: at the local Hall of Fame, the railway underpass at Unsernherrn.

On June 12th and 13th 2010, more than 60 writers created 250 meters of art. And naturally all those artworks will be painted over with new ones sooner or later. But those festival-days made formidable paintings appear, and so La Grande Schmierâge will be enjoyed again in a celebratory exhibition.

From August 19 - September 9, fotos of all the productions will be shown in the foyer of Sparkasse Ingolstadt - along with a movie produced by Gerfried Guggi (www.a38.at).

The Schmierâge clearly shows that the formula of 60 writers + 250 meters has proved itself. That is why this graffiti meeting has become a biannual festival. See you in 2012!

For an even faster reunion with artwork by Loomit, SatOne, Suiko, Wow123, Dems and many more we kindly invite you to the foyer of Sparkasse Ingolstadt on August 19th at 7pm.

LA GRANDE SCHMIERÂGE 2 - The exhibition
2010/08/19 - 09/09
Sparkasse Ingolstadt, Rathausplatz 6, D-85049 Ingolstadt
opening hours: Mon: 08:30-06:00
Tue: 08:30-04:30, Wen: 08:30-12:30
Thu: 08:30-06:00, Fri: 08:30-04:30


Sunday, August 15, 2010

NY, East Hampton: Aug 14 - Sept 26, 2010: Down by Law

From the international notoriety of Shepard Fairey, to the success of films like Exit through the Gift Shop and Radiant Child, to fashion that appropriates street iconography, graffiti and street art are massively influential in popular culture today. But while this work is enjoying a resurgence of popularity, many of the original artists remain unrecognized.

"Down By Law" showcases rarely seen works by the pioneers of the NYC based graffiti and underground art scene. On view are seminal pieces from the key artists of this genre—some of whom achieved international fame, others who remained relatively anonymous, and still others who died prematurely. These artists' "billboard masterpieces" and "moving murals" defined a generation and reshaped the way people have related to pop culture, public art, and urban aesthetics ever since.

Highlights include: 

• Paintings by Coco 144, whose work in the early 1970s earned him the title "The Marcel Duchamp of graffiti subculture."

• Rarely seen canvases from the early 1980s by style master Dondi White, who by age 22 had had seven solo exhibitions and whose painting was in several European museum collections.

• Zephyr's animation sequence frames for Charlie Ahearn's iconic film, Wild Style.

• Original drawings from "Yo! MTV Raps", plus original logo designs for the Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and the Cold Chillin' record label.

"Down By Law" will also include photos and contemporary art that gives context to this period: subway car photos by Henry Chalfant, rarely seen portraits of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Michael Halsband, plus new work from old graffiti masters, such as Mare 139's steel sculptures of two dimensional graffiti motifs, Sharp's sexualized mixed-media collages, and canvases by Blade, Lady Pink and Eric Haze.

"So much of contemporary art and culture is indebted to this genre," says Mare 139. "This survey helps chart the historical relevance of, and diffuses the prejudices about, what was once considered a marginalized outsider art form."

Exhibiting Artists include: Charlie Ahearn, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Blade, Henry Chalfant, Coco 144, Joe Conzo, Martha Cooper, Cope 2, Daze, Dr. Revolt, John Fekner, Cousin Frank aka Ghost, Michael Halsband, Keith Haring, Eric Haze, Keo, Eric Kroll, Lady Pink, Greg LaMarche, Chris Pape aka Freedom, Rammellzee, Carlos "Mare 139" Rodriguez, Anita Rosenberg, Sharp aka Aaron Goodstone, Jamel Shabazz, T-kid 170, Dondi White, and Zephyr. Additional artists to be announced!

Call for artists - Spain, Barcelona - Deadline: September 25th 2010

Graffiti Exhibition at Tattoo-expo
October 1-3, 2010
http://barcelonatattooconvention.com/2010/es/node/1508 (Español) English
http://barcelonatattooconvention.com/2010/es/node/837 (Español) English call for artists

NM, Albuquerque: October 2 – December 11, 2010: Street Text

Street Text • Art from the Coasts & The Populist Phenomenon

October 2 – December 11, 2010

Street Text is a two-part exhibition examining Street Art and its evolution into a world-wide cultural movement.

The upstairs portion of the exhibition titled Art From the Coasts is curated by Andrew Connors, Curator of Art at The Albuquerque Museum. He compares masters of graffiti art from New York and Los Angeles, including the work of Chaz Bojorquez, Gajin Fujita, John Lorne and Lady Pink, as well as the documentary photography of Henry Chalfant. It focuses on educating audiences about this highly developed international art form in contrast to tagging and vandalism.

The downstairs portion of the exhibition titled The Populist Phenomenon is curated by Francesca Searer of 516 ARTS. It includes a mix of local, national and international artists, and examines the artists’ work as a means of expressing a message to the masses. Featured New Mexican artists include Jaque Fragua, Stevan Gutierrez, Thomas Christopher Haag, NESE and Albert Rosales; and guest artists include Shepard Fairey, Mark Jenkins, Alexandre Orion, Chris Stain, Slinkachu, SWOON and Chip Thomas.

Work will include on- and off-site installations, photographic documentation, portable representations of wheat-paste, stencil and canvas work methods and video clips and films of street artists in action.

The Street Text exhibition is the center of a city-wide series of events titled Street Arts: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture & Free Expression during October and November, presented in partnership with the ACLU-NM and local arts organizations. The project celebrates art in the urban environment and explores issues of free expression.


UK, London: August 21, 2010: Meeting of Styles



The International Meeting of Styles lands once again on British shores on Saturday August 21st.

End of the Line are hosting the 3rd annual London event with a FREE weekend block party supported by Fault magazine, Desperados, Kopparberg and Blubber Colors.  Bar, BBQ, and beats.

Highbury Studios have donated 12 huge hoarding to use as canvases for a lineup of homegrown and international artists from France, Greece, Germany, Spain, and all over the UK who will be showcasing a broad range of graffiti styles.

Nearest tube: Holloway Road

Time: All Day

Cost: Free



Highbury Studios / Hornsey Street / N7 8GR



France, Bordeaux: Sept. 9-Oct 10, 2010: SHEHAB "BLADE" CHAREF

from France
Exhibition at
Kuryos Gallery
Bordeaux France

France, Paris: October 2010: Le Havre Contemporary Art Biennale

Le Havre Contemporary Art Biennale to Feature Comics & Contemporary Art

Mark Bode will be there, among many others, and he'll do a graffiti / character class in Le Havre  
most likely on the 3rd or 4th of Oct., he said. and he's painting a wall mural with several other artists.
Arts le Havre 2010 : biennale d'art contemporain (French)
English info

France, Paris: September 9-25, 2010: Nasty

The Cream of the Crime

bailly contemporain
38, rue de Seine - 75006 Paris
+33 (0) 1 43 26 01 35

CT, Hartford: Sept 25, 2010: Mighty 4

The 3rd Annual Mighty 4/Urban Arts Festival will be held on September 25, 2010 in Downtown Hartford's Wexford Skate Park located at the corner of Main and Trumbull Streets. Last year was the 1st time that the park had been used for an event in over 7 years!! 

The City of Hartford was excited to see families, skaters, graffiti writers and B-boys (break dancers) come together in a peaceful environment. The City of Hartford also presented us with a Proclamation making September 26th B-boy/B-girl day in Hartford, CT.

Israel, Tel Aviv: Sept. 4-5, 2010: Inspiration Art Festival

Hip-Hop Chess Federation Announces 1st HHCF Graffiti Contest

Winner Gets Autographed Chessboard by Multi-platinum Artists and Chess Icon

The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) announced via Twitter that it is hosting a graffiti art contest. HHCF founder Adisa Banjoko stated
"We love graffiti art and we support all the men and women who put their souls on the wall for the world to see. We believe that graffiti art is the visual language of the streets and we support its elevation and preservation. Hip-Hop artists from Eric B & Rakim, Fat Joe, Pharcyde, Dilated Peoples and tons of others participate in or support graff. People used to say it wasn't even art. Today graffiti is used by global clothing, food, technology and entertainment brands across the planet. Its impact cannot be ignored.This contest is an attempt to help young artists showcase their skills and help them share it with the world."
That said, the Hip-Hop Chess Federation is proud to announce the 1st HHCF Graff Contest. To participate do the following:

1. Get a black Sharpie and "tag" or "throw up" the word CHESS and add a CHARACTER to it on a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper.

2. Take a photo of it or scan it and email to: bishop@hiphopchessfederation.org

HHCF will post as many as we can (we can't promise to post them all) here on the HHCF blog www.hiphopchess.blogspot.com ! Then 5 finalists will have their submissions posted up and people can VOTE on their favorites.

THE WINNER OF THE 1st HHCF GRAFF CONSTEST WILL WIN: An official HHCF chess board autographed by platinum rappers RZA and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, Rakaa from Dilated Peoples and chess legend Josh Waitzkin. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SEPT. 30th 2010!!! Be sure to follow us at www.twitter.com/hiphopchess to be part of the discussion.


  • If you use any other color than BLACK, you will be disqualified. 
  • If you use a paper BIGGER than 8 1/2 by 11, you will be disqualified. 
  • If you have the word CHESS but NO CHARACTER, you will be disqualified. 

ABOUT HHCF: The Hip-Hop Chess Federation is the worlds first organization to fuse music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. They host celebrity chess tournaments, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu showcases host panels where chess masters rappers and fighters can talk to kids about life strategies. They also host events to encourage mind and body balance in youth and teens around the world. HHCF also works to stop bullying in schools, resolve gang conflicts and promote peace on the streets. Past HHCF participants include RZA and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan, Rakaa, author Marilyn Yalom, Jean Hoffman of 9 Queens, MMA Star Ralek Gracie, T-KASH, Denny "300" Prokopos, Alan "Gumby" Marques, Sann Quinn, Mike Relm, Balance, Def Poet Amir Sulaiman, Casual from Hiero, Sunspot Jonz, Conscious Daughters, MC Melina Jones, Pam The Funkstress from The Coup, Kung Fu Master Don Kiolbassa, DJ QBert, Immortal Technique and many others.

HHCF: www.hiphopchess.blogspot.com

Os Gemeos and Futura2000 in NYC

IL, Elmhurst: Sept 18, 2010: If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk

Glitch Gallery will be showcasing “If these Walls Could Talk”, An Introduction and Evolution to Graffiti Art. The Art Opening will be September 18th from 6pm-12am. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeurves will be served from 6-9pm provided by Flight 112 Wine House (Graffiti art work will be represented at the gallery until October 30). Check out the amazing art of the following Graffiti Artists: 

“ROME” has been a graffiti artist for over 20 years. His murals have been featured in art projects underwritten by the CTA, Amtrak, Chicago Cultural Art Center, and art galleries in New York and Los Angeles. 

“TSELONE ” has been painting his style of graffiti art for over 26 years. Nino has become one of the foremost pioneers of Aztec/Graffiti Art.  He started in the alleys and streets on the North Side of Chicago.  

Alex Espinosa found his influence from Picasso and other artists from the Cubism movement. His Graffiti Art form is very well known in the Miami Art Scene. 

“UNEEK” a Graffiti artist from the1980’s who now expresses his style of art through woodworking that includes furniture featuring scroll work,  set design, fabrications, and custom art framing.

Mario Rodriguez, age 14, had his first solo show in the Andersonville Neighborhood of Chicago.  His animal Art was featured in the Summer 2010 Issue of Time Out Magazine. 

Karen and Jim McCollum photograph the Graffiti Art of the John Lennon Wall in Prague. Covered in message of Love & Peace-  A Memorial to John Lennon and His Ideas.

Jeff Betts, a Mixed-Media and Video Artist. 

Meet these Graffiti Artists and Others at the UNIQUE Glitch Gallery inside the Mecca2 Building (along with Effigy Salon, Flight 112 Wine House, and Park Avenue Wellness Center).RGL Marketing for the Arts, Inc. is the Producer and Curator of this event. For more information, please visit glitchgallery.com, flight112wine.com or contact Roz Long at 630.279.0035(rglmarketingforthearts.com).      

CA, San Diego: July-Sept 5, 2010: Miss Van + 64 others: Narrative Art Exhibition

TITS crew - and the jacked brand

Videos: New DJ tools

China, Shanghai: December 18 - ?, 2010: Miss Van

MISS VAN 已开始在街上画画,她被认为是新生代的象征,她的街头艺术魅力给她创造了1999年人生第一次艺术展。当时她只有26岁。
de Wuppertal举办的活动,英国 Baltic 艺术中心举办的活动等。
添加了许多细节,线条变得更加的精炼,每幅作品都有隐藏的含义。MISS VAN

Miss Van started wall-painting in the streets at the age of 18 in the early 1990s, initiating the feminine movement in street art. She is now exhibiting all around the world from NY to LA, Europe (France, Spain, Italy, UK), and Asia. An artist's impact is truly felt when their work becomes so familiar that it's hard to remember what the world was like without it. When the Toulouse native and current Barcelona resident MISS VAN's sultry female characters began to pop up on city center walls in the mid 1990s, they instantly possessed a timeless quality, as if women had always painted such graffiti in the streets. City residents developed relationships with their local MISS VAN characters. While MISS VAN's work incurred the wrath of some feminists who found them offensive to women, on the whole it has a rare appeal that transcends gender.

18Gallery, 18 Zhongshan East Road (E1), 4F, Shanghai

Online: Muro painting web app

Canada, Montreal: Sept 1-15, 2010: Will Rise - The Seventh Letter Crew

On Wednesday Sept 1st 2010, Yves Laroche Galerie d'art will be presenting The Seventh Letter Crew’s first Canadian group exhibition entitled Will Rise, held in conjunction with Norm AWR & Basta!

Eponymously named after the 7th letter in the alphabet, these 'Gods of Graffiti’ represent one of the world’s most inspired, racially diverse and prolific graffiti crew ever assembled. Yves Laroche Galerie d'art will be showing new and exclusive works by six of the most influential members of the collective: REVOK, PUSH, NORM, POSE, REYES, and RETNA

Le mercredi 1er septembre 2010, en collaboration avec les commissaires invités Norm AWR et Basta!, Yves Laroche Galerie d'art présentera Will Rise, la première exposition canadienne du collectif The Seventh Letter.

Sous le signe du ''G'', septième lettre de l'alphabet, ces génies du graffiti constituent un groupe d'artistes multiculturel prolifique des plus influents. Lors de cette exposition, Yves Laroche Galerie d'art présentera les oeuvres inédites de six des membres principaux du collectif: REVOK, PUSH, NORM, POSE, REYES et RETNA. 


What you are invited to experience here is some of the world's finest and most reputable graffiti inspired art', says Louis Coupal, the shows’ co-curator and founder of creative agency Basta!. After attending a Seventh letter exhibition in 2005, Coupal developed a strong interest in the collective’s mandate. This spark is what has led the world renowned collective to ignite their first Montreal-based group exhibition.

All are invited to the opening, scheduled for Wednesday, September 1sth 2010 from 6-9 pm at Yves Laroche Galerie d'art. Music provided by DJ Sagewondah (French Connection) & special guests. Artists will be present.

"On vous invite à vivre et témoigner d'un art inspiré du graffiti. Ces artistes définissent les tendances qu'on dit urbaines. Ils sont parmi les plus influents à l'échelle internationale", dit Louis Coupal, commissaire invité et associé principal de la boite de marketing Basta!. C'est en 2005, à San Francisco, qu'il assista à une exposition de The Seventh Letter et d'où l'idée d'enfin inviter le collectif à Montréal lui est venue.

Tous sont invités au vernissage du Mercredi premier Septembre 2010, de 18 à 21 heures. DJ Sagewondah (The French Connection) sera aux platines, avec ses invités spéciaux. Les artistes de The Seventh Letter seront présents.

GA, Atlanta: Aug 7, 2010-Jan 9, 2011 - Salvador Dali

Capo 2: MacOS music learning software

Video: Ces53

Video: A day with Joker

A Day with Joker from MTN COLORS USA on Vimeo.

How to disable geotagging photos on your smartphone

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Update: Corporations and Governments Trying to Steal Our Internet

UPDATE: Things to do about it if you're a US citizen:

File a public comment expressing your views (politely) with the FCC:
Tip: click the "i" icons to get more information. You can read other comments by drilling down.

Sign Senator Al Franken's petition:

What everyone can do:

Donate to the Electronic Freedom Foundation, to help their lawyers fight the good fight for us all.

And there's also a social media center for the fight:

The Internet is only open channel we have, despite its many flaws, asshats, and annoyances. Please fight to keep it open, fast, and content-neutral. Google and Verizon are up to no good, for example. Engadget has the best summary of where we are today on the Google/Verizon proposal that I've seen so far. Here is the EFF's assessment and position. The EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) article explains important concepts and what's at stake right now.


Augmented reality

Pan Parham, ASL Interpreter: MyHumps BEP

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

China, Shanghai: August 27-29, 2010: Wall Lords Asia Finals

Recap of previous Wall Lords battles in Invasian Mag:

CA, Santa Cruz: August 13, 2010: Ashley Montague

New paintings by
Ashley Montague

Friday Aug. 13th

@The Krate
1101 Pacific Ave suite. Z
Santa Cruz, CA


Romania, Bucharest: August 12-14, 2010: Street Heroes


Italy, Gemona del Friuli-Ud: August 18-20-21-22, 2010: La Danza Della Pioggia

Elementi Sotterranei 2010 - "La Danza Della Pioggia"
International Writing and Street Art Conscious Festival
18-20-21-22 Agosto 2010 Gemona del Friuli - Ud - Italy

Giunti alla 5a edizione, l'associazione "Bravi Ragazzi" in collaborazione con l'associazione "Un Blanc E Un Neri" organizza Elementi Sotterranei 2010 - "La Danza Della Pioggia". Il tema portante sarà l'acqua in tutte le sue forme, tema che verrà interpretato sui muri dei sottopassi ferroviari di via Julia da artisti provenienti da tutta Italia, Spagna e Germania.

Desde España: Belin. Diam. Lust, Myrhwan, Stook (OGT crew)

Aus Deutschland: Dome, Bauch, Sure

Dall'Italia: Agonisticko, Asone, Axe, Boogie, Boost, Caktus, Calmo, Cheone, Crisi, Dado, Dem 125, Düchamp, Gafuck, Giri, Joys, Macs, Made, Maes, Malosk8, Manzo, Maria, Meat, Mensur, Menta, Morris, Nears, Pg, Phoenix, Pispiz Nape, rE''''''', Rikro, Sika, Slide, Sly, Sosta, Spazio, Sqon, Sturi, Style1, Webster, Yama

Programma dell'evento

MERCOLEDI' 18 AGOSTO parco di via Dante - ore 21.00 - inaugurazione e proiezione del film "Rumore Bianco" di Alberto Fasulo, 2008, in collaborazione con la Cineteca Del Friuli

VENERDI' 20 AGOSTO sottopassaggi ferroviari via Julia - ore 15.00 - international aerosol-art convention parco di via Dante - ore 20.30 - concerti con: Ad Plenitate Lunae (folk Metal - Gemona) The Moon (british rock - Gemona) Eggnog (rock versatile - Udine)

SABATO 21 AGOSTO sottopassaggi ferroviari via Julia - ore 10.30 - international aerosol-art convention, apertura chioschi ore 14.30 - apertura stand associazioni laboratorio di graffiti-writing con DAKER selecta hip-hop/elettronica/funk con Aron Shorty, NG & Loriroi hosted by Shef e Wat

parco di via Dante - ore 20.00 - concerti con: Delenda Est (metal - Gemona) FabAndGio&Jack (rock - Gemoa) Gangbang (rock - Gemona) Trabeat (rock - Gemona) Mole & The Moon Walktet (electric dirty funkjazz - Belluno)

DOMENICA 22 AGOSTO sottopassaggi ferroviari via Julia - conclusione international aerosol-art convention

web - www.elementisotterranei.net
info - elementisotterranei@gmail.com
facebook - Elementi Sotterranei

Thailand, Bangkok: August 10-20, 2010 - Wall Lords 2010 Thailand

Austria, Vienna: June 25-Oct 10, 2010: From Basquiat to Séripop

Street and Studio
From Basquiat to Séripop
KUNSTHALLE wien, hall 1,
June 25th - October 10th, 2010

"... and the streets look really good to me, they look like art... I wanted to paint the town red, paint the town black.”
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Downtown 81 (1981)

“Where only a highway view is the outside and its monotone mobility relaxes me glancing at it, while inside I am in motion to clean up the biggest mess of multidimensional accidents on my paintings – and this is this Brooklyn studio.”
Rita Ackermann (2010)

With its major summer exhibition Street and Studio the Kunsthalle Wien brings the rough style of the street into the exhibition hall. Urbanity and mobility characterize a contemporary generation of artists who regard the metropolis both as their source of inspiration and means of expression: the US painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work constitutes a landmark for various forms of painting and video art relating to urban or suburban cultures, provides the center of gravity for the show. From this starting-point, the presentation unfolds a network of positions that share a vitality induced by the street and urbanity and spans from the results of Basquiat’s productive collaboration with other artists such as Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, or Keith Haring to works by younger artists like Rita Ackermann or Séripop. Having never ceased to pervade pop culture since its emergence, this subversive pictorial language tells of the quest for identity, political responsibility, the commercialization of public space, and the fight for survival caused by social injustice.

With 32 artistic positions from 19 nations the show adresses both art historical key figures such as Blek le Rat, Jenny Holzer, or Sophie Calle and contemporary artists from Kader Attia and Brad Downey, Christian Eisenberger, Basim Magdy, and Ari Marcopoulos to Evan Roth and Rita Vitorelli, who are represented by new works created for the exhibition.

Curators: Cathérine Hug, Thomas Mießgang

Participating artists:
Rita Ackermann, Charlie Ahearn, Eric Andersen, Kader Attia, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dara Birnbaum, Blek le Rat, BLU, Sophie Calle, Francesco Clemente, Jane Dickson, Brad Downey, Christian Eisenberger, Futura, Dani Gal, Ingo Giezendanner (GRRRR), Shaun Gladwell, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Mark Jenkins, Leopold Kessler, Lady Pink, Sol LeWitt, Basim Magdy, Ari Marcopoulos, miz JUSTICE, Ramm:ell:zee, Robin Rhode, Evan Roth, Séripop, Rita Vitorelli, Andy Warhol

ESCAPE 2010 - Escape the Golden Cage
International Exhibition of Urban Art

More info English

More info German

OH, Cincinnati: August 16, 2010: Street Art and Graffiti Panel Discussion

August 16 · 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contemporary Arts Center
44 E Sixth Street
Cincinnati, OH

CAC Director Raphaela Platow will moderate an engaging panel discussion on the role of street art and graffiti in today's society, followed by a question and answer session. The program is open to the public and admission is free courtesy of Macy's Free Mondays.

Panelists are Pedro Alonzo (Shepard Fairey: Supply and Demand curator), Christian Strike (founder of Country Club and Iconclast Productions) and Eric Felisbret (graffiti historian, co-founder of http://at149st.com/ and author of "Graffiti New York")


CA, San Francisco: August 28, 2010: Esoteric


1141 Space Gallery San Francisco

“Esoteric” combines the colorful and wild styles of over 6 contemporary bay area artists, with an emphasis on psychedelic botanical imagery, graffiti, aerosol, and installation art

curated by Dylan Kelly

*5$ suggested donation

Located in the heart of the Tenderloin, this show will bring several different styles together and unite them inside the Space gallery, featuring the likes of:

Chor Boogie, Ian Ross, Ricky Watts, Jet Martinez, Bert Yip, Dylan Kelly + More ...

Reggae/Dub step Dj’s such as audio Dru, and Bert Yip, plus special guests will be keeping the fresh atmosphere during this event.

Esoteric: http://esotericsf.tumblr.com

CA, San Francisco: August 27, 2010: Mark Bode Jigsaw Puzzle Party

Monday, August 9, 2010

Call for artists: Mural design: Deadline Sept. 12, 2010


  • 1000 euros will be paid for the winning entry
  • Anyone worldwide can enter
  • Winners get to paint the wall 
  • Some place to stay will be provided, during the project
  • The work will be permanent, so it should be sealed after painting
  • [I asked about materials costs but have not received an answer yet]

English (Google translation) and Italian details follow.

CALL STREET ART. DEADLINE September 12, 2010

The AREAPERGOLESI s.r.l. Milan index an open call to all italia or foreign writers. Please submit by September 12, 2010 arepergolesi@tiscali.it low resolution photos of graffiti made - at least 5 examples - (required) and a project outline (optional) for a wall about 60 square meters, that can explain the best contemporary creativity in turmoil within Areapergolesi every day.

The winner selected will be offered:

- A wall in the center of Milan (the front side of Areapergolesi location, GB Pergolesi 8, off Buenos Aires street) to perform  his work (agreed with members of  Areapergolesi panel)

- A recognition of economic 1000.00 Euro

- A full day of availability of space Areapergolesi (an open space of 380 square meters) for a video exibition (thanks to technical equipment that allows Areapergolesi to project pictures and video working to 360 degrees on all the walls of the space) to be used by June 2011.

- To join the group of artists promoted by Areapergolesi

- To use for one year (from September 2010 to June 2011) discounts for all events (concerts, shows, exhibitions, cinema, events etc.) organized by Areapergolesi. The Artist will become an honorary member of our cultural association MAISONFOU.

The material must be received no later than September 12, 2010 or via email at or by mail to areapergolesi@tiscali.it
Areapergolesi Ltd. Via Pergolesi 8, 20124 Milan.

For more information we have on Facebook. Or: Tel 02 78624770

Website: under construction

Brief description of Areapergolesi:

Areapergolesi is a location underground flavor changing industrial and post-change artist as well as the contemporary scene. Our ambition is to offer the city a truly multi-purpose recreational and engaging location, animated daily from people who live and all those wishing to live on this new platform. Areapergolesi space of 550 square meters, is the place in which asylum are the most different experiences that arise and develop in response to the need for expression, communication and innovation through the dissemination of contemporary languages.

By providing visibility to showcase young artists and the most different expressions of creativity, Areapergolesi opens to the city and aims to become a "home" (which is conceptually understood as a place for man to be socially and culturally) for all creative artists and the reality that Milan do not have available space in which to achieve their work, shows them to the public and disseminate it, to finally give shape to their ideas but also to be together to share experience and new and interesting activities. Confirmed as  exhibition point in the city, the area of Areapergolesi is also a gathering place for meetings and to encourage collaborations between artists and designers, to attend performances, shows, cinema, exhibitions, concerts and a close-to become promoters' initiatives and work together to find the methods most suited to carry out projects. All activities Areapergolesi (Theater, Dance, Music, Movies, Video Art, Visual Arts, Graphics, New communication technologies) are conducted on the hottest contemporary parallel placing itself as a constant reflection and research in the field of technology and the arts visual and performing.

Areapergolesi aims to remove physical barriers, time, bureaucratic and economic change is to allow the "opportunity" in reality, the sign of innovation, and interdisciplinary contamination, acting as a catalyst between artists and the public.

Areapergolesi:  a space for your ideas.



L'AREAPERGOLESI s.r.l. di Milano indice un bando aperto a tutti i writers sul territorio nazionale. Si prega di inviare entro il 12 Settembre 2010 ad arepergolesi@tiscali.it le foto in bassa risoluzione di almeno 5 graffiti realizzati (obbligatorio) e una bozza di progetto (opzionale)  per pareti di circa 60 metri? che possano illustrare al meglio la creatività contemporanea in fermento ogni giorno all'interno di Areapergolesi. Al vincitore selezionato verrà offerto:

- una parete nel centro di Milano (in via G.B. Pergolesi 8, traversa di Buenos Aires) su cui imprimere la propria opera (concordata con i soci di Areapergolesi)

- un riconoscimento economico di 1000,00 Euro

- un intero giorno di disponibilità dello spazio di Areapergolesi (un open space di 380 m?) per una video-mostra personale (grazie alla dotazione tecnica di Areapergolesi che permette di proiettare le opere a 360° su tutte le pareti dello spazio) da poter usufruire entro Giugno 2011.

- di entrare a far parte del gruppo di Artisti promosso da Areapergolesi

- di usufruire per un anno (da Settembre 2010 a Giugno 2011) di sconti per tutti gli eventi (concerti, spettacoli, mostre, cineforum, eventi ecc.) di Areapergolesi in qualità di Artista socio della nostra associazione culturale MAISONFOU.

Il materiale dovrà pervenire entro e non oltre il 12 settembre 2010 o via mail a areapergolesi@tiscali.it o via posta ad Areapergolesi s.r.l. via Pergolesi 8, 20124 Milano.

Per avere ulteriori informazioni siamo su Facebook. Oppure: Tel. 02 78624770

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Breve descrizione di Areapergolesi:

Areapergolesi è una location metropolitana dal sapore post-industriale mutevole e trasformista così come la scena contemporanea. La nostra ambizione è di offrire alla città uno spazio realmente polifunzionale, ricreativo e coinvolgente, animato quotidianamente dalle persone che lo abitano e da tutti coloro vogliano convivere su questa nuova piattaforma. Lo spazio di Areapergolesi, di 550 mq, è il luogo dentro il quale trovano asilo le più diverse esperienze che nascono e si sviluppano come risposta alla necessità di espressività, comunicazione e innovazione attraverso la diffusione dei linguaggi della contemporaneità.

Nell'offrire una vetrina di visibilità ai giovani artisti e alle più diverse espressioni della creatività, Areapergolesi si apre alla città e si propone di divenire una "casa" (concettualmente intesa come luogo che forma l'uomo sia socialmente sia culturalmente) per tutti i creativi e gli artisti della realtà milanese che non hanno a disposizione uno spazio in cui realizzare le proprie opere, mostrarle al pubblico e diffonderle, per poter finalmente dare concretezza alle loro idee ma anche per stare insieme condividendo esperienze e attività sempre nuove e interessanti. Confermandosi come aerea espositiva nel cuore della città, lo spazio di Areapergolesi è anche un luogo di aggregazione per favorire incontri e collaborazioni tra artisti e creativi, per assistere a performance, spettacoli, cineforum, mostre, concerti e conoscerci da vicino per divenire promotori d'iniziative e trovare insieme le formule più adatte per realizzare progetti. Tutte le attività di Areapergolesi (Teatro, Danza, Musica, Cinema, Video Arte, Arti Figurative, Grafica,Nuove tecnologie di comunicazione) si svolgono all'insegna della più calda contemporaneità ponendosi parallelamente come costante riflessione e ricerca nel campo della tecnica e delle arti visuali e performative.

Areapergolesi si propone di rimuovere le barriere fisiche, temporali, burocratiche ed economiche per permettere si trasformare le "possibilità" in realtà, nel segno dell'innovazione, della contaminazione e dell'interdisciplinarietà, fungendo da catalizzatore tra gli artisti e il pubblico.

Areapergolesi: uno spazio che da spazio alle tue idee!

WA, Seattle: August 29, 2010: Off the Wall

Vote for The Eyewriter to win funding

Empower 1000 paralyzed people to create & communicate using their eyes by casting your vote (it's free): http://www.notimpossiblefoundation.net/

It's the same kind of Eyewriter machine that Tempt is using. 
Check out the video of Tempt painting a wall with it, at the link above.

This is a Pepsi Refresh Project. Eyewriter is currently #70 so it could use your help.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

CA, San Francisco: Aug 7-Sept 4, 2010: The Revolutionaries

1:AM gallery is proud to present "The Revolutionaries" showcasing works by Cache, Eyeone and Company. Producing beautiful symbolic murals in areas that tend to have no voice, these street artists are the epitome of freedom of speech. Come with us on a journey to freedom, peace, and love through art. Stand for something or fall for anything!

Cache, Eyeone, and Company
The Revolutionaries

Opening Reception:
August 7th, 2010
Noon-6:30 PM
Show runs through September 4, 2010

1:AM Gallery
1000 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Rime.AWR.MSK - Style perfection

Rime via Revok1

Video: Rime, Myla, Askew, Dabs, Revok

Reading the Writing on Pompeii’s Walls

Monday, August 2, 2010

PA, Philadelphia: Aug 13-Sept 6, 2010: Bangkok & Blacklight

CA, San Francisco: August 7-24, 2010: From the Street to the Cube

Justin Giarla, White Walls, and The Shooting Gallery invite you to join us for the opening reception of From the Street to the Cube, a group show at 941GEARY.
941Geary is pleased to present From the Street to the Cube, a group exhibition featuring the work of many prominent artists of the Street Art genre. For its first two exhibitions in its nascent year, 941Geary has explored urban contemporary artists of note working in the styles of abstraction and realism. For this third exhibition, curator Justin Giarla has compiled a group of the world's most influential artists whose artistic careers were birthed in the street and have transitioned to the more formal exhibition space of the white cube. From the Street to the Cube will bring together a collection of work in a variety of mediums for this cross-cultural survey of street art.


Above, Eine, Shepard Fairey, Rene Gagnon, Sergio Garcia, Greg Gossel, Casey Gray, Gale Hart, Jesse Hazelip, Hush, Hugh Leeman, Blek Le Rat, David Soukup, Georgi Tchkhaidze, D Young V, Dan Witz, Best Ever, C215, Ernesto Yerena, Philip Lumbang, and Miss Van.


OPENING RECEPTION | Saturday, August 7th, 2010 from 6-9 PM 

SHOWING THROUGH August 24th, 2010

Holland, Amsterdam: Aug 26-Sep 5, 2010: Alter Ego

Israel, Tel Aviv: Call for artists: Deadline August 21, 2010: Inspiration

Inspiration Art Festival

Deadline extended to August 21:

Those of you still wanting to participate should visit the festival website for more detail and then get your works of inspiration together and mail as soon as possible to us @ the address below:

PO BOX 4917
Tel Aviv, Israel 61049

This info can also be found on the INSPIRE Collective blog:


Canada, Winnipeg: August 5 & 7, 2010: Battle of the Elements

Chino, Erni Vales (P.A.R.T.Y. Paze Newave) and Mr.Wiggles of Rock Steady

Graffiti Gallery
109 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, Canada
MB R3B 0B6


CA, Los Angeles: Aug 4-27, 2010: Dalek

Dalek: "Chaos on the Edge of Reason"

HURLEY's )( SPACE presents an exhibition
of a continuous mural on canvas
by artist James Marshall aka "Dalek"

August 4, 2010 - August 27, 2010

James Marshall - known as Dalek - will present a solo art exhibit with one 37-foot continuous wall mural, at the Hurley )( SPACE gallery in Costa Mesa, CA.  The painting will be offered for sale by the foot and cut out and framed on demand during the opening. The opening reception will be from 7:00pm - 10:00pm on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010.

Earlier this year, Dalek, collaborated with skate-surf brand, Hurley, on a pair of custom board shorts featuring the artist's iconic multicolored geometric prints. Early in his career, Dalek was roommates with Kris Markovich, a Hurley team skateboarder, thus becoming familiar and close with the Hurley brand. In the years to follow, Dalek has grown to become an accomplished and respected artist with a very known and recognizable style. Last summer he was commissioned to create a 10ft x 22ft site specific painting for Hurley's now infamous 225 Forest concept store, which is home to the Nike 6.0, Converse and Hurley brands. The commissioned painting led to Dalek becoming an ambassador for Hurley, and now his artwork and designs can be seen throughout the Hurley brand.

The artist focuses the piece on an 8-foot high, 37-foot continuous wall mural comprised of hyper-abundance color and planes of space painted canvas from 75 pantone colors.  The painting will be offered for sale by the foot and cut out and framed on demand during the opening. The painting will be offered for $200 per square foot in the following square dimensions:

2' x 2' foot
3' x 3' foot
4' x 4' foot

A smaller companion painting that is 11' by 8' and four limited edition 36" x 48" works on paper will also be available.

Patrons will be able to work with staff to decide on which part of the painting they want to cut out.  It will be cut out live, during the event and framed on site. Each person will be photographed with their choice cut from the painting and interviewed on video as to why they selected the section. The resulting still photos and video will be used in a book and video on the project.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010   7:00pm - 10:00pm
VIP Reception 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Hurley's )( Space art gallery
1945 Placentia Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA. 92627

Video: Hasl'r, Zodak, Brisk - San Diego, CA USA

HASL'R x ZODAK x BRISK from Mike Limestro on Vimeo.

San Diego artists for SD Loves Haiti benefit.

CA, Modesto: Aug 21, 2010: Girls Gone Wildstyle

The Underground presents
"Girls Gone Wildstyle" 
an all female graffiti art show.

August 21, 2010 8 pm- 12 am at

El Serrano Social Club
1030 J St
Modesto, CA

Alisa Kore, Caps Oner (tbck), Amayzun (AmayzunLA.com), Debrina Pratt, Emily Taylor, Female, Glossy, Kuta Oner (hem), Lady Vega (wet), AKAS, Yummy...

Please come out and show some support, goody bags will be given to the first 20 people, which include a commemorative sticker pack.

Music provided, with a special guest appearance by DJ Adept.


Keep up with Estria and his USA battle plans here:

NY, Staten Island: July 1-Sep 30, 2010: Flint Gennari

The opening reception is on AUGUST 5th  at 12  Broad Street, Staten Island N.Y. from 7-11p.m.

Admission is 5 dollars for this black book party which will have a showing of the award-winning documentary "MURAL" and a talk presentation by FLINT as well as a panel of Ex-Vandals.

For more information call 718. 981. 8510 or e-mail Stephanie@nycartscypher.com

NJ, Trenton: Aug 13-14, 2010: Jerzey Fresh

TX, Houston: Aug 14, 2010: Modern Art Graffiti

Saturday, August 14, 2010 6 pm – 9 pm

GONZO247 of Aerosol Warfare presents “Modern Art Graffiti” at 

Design Within Reach
1956 West Gray near the River Oaks Theatre

GONZO247 is a native Houstonian who was exposed to graffiti and began his pursuit in 1984 as an artist. GONZO247’s list of achievements includes opening Aerosol Warfare Gallery, producing a video series, establishing a Houston Wall Of Fame (the city’s largest art production of its kind) and working with top brands like Converse, Red Bull, Coca Cola and Sony on advertising campaigns that speak to urban communities.

These days GONZO247 maintains a street, urban and graffiti art gallery, Aerosol Warfare; creates his own art for public and private exhibitions and enjoys supporting other art organizations and artists.

GONZO247 for the past few years has always envisioned his style of graffiti art applied to functional three dimensional items. He has created a whole new line and dimension of art for the “Modern Art Graffiti” exhibition at Design Within Reach.

This is a one day only event. Refreshments will be served. 
www.thegonzo247.com for more artist information.

Custom toy by Dril One

Custom Muscamoot

Just something I stumbled over on Flickr ...

CA, Los Angeles: Aug 14, 2010: El Camino del Diablo

Mid-City Arts Presents:

...Saturday August 14, 2010 - 8p-10p


art exhibition & installation artistica

Curated By: Viejas Del Mercado

Mid-City Arts Gallery Invites you to the opening reception of their upcoming exhibition "El Camino Del Diablo" aka The Devil's Highway ACTO II, an exhibition of new works focusing on the many dangers immigrants face during their journey across Borderlines.

ACTO II is the second part of Mid-City Arts Trilogy Series On Immigration.

This exhibition features works of art from more than 15 artists.

Indoor & Outdoor Installations by Vyal, Cache, Dash, Eder & Viejas Del Mercado.

Room 2 will feature a Live Installation By Legendary Street Artist:
The Phantom (Opening Reception Only)

Works By:
Dash 2000 Fidel
El Mac
Eye One
Jaime Germs Zacarias
Lalo Alcarez
Ricardo Estrada
Ritzy Periwinkle
Shark Toof
The Phantom
& More...

Sponsored By:

Doors: 8:00p-10p
No Cover
Open To The Public

Mid-City Arts
5111 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles Ca. 90019
(310) 694-3460