Friday, September 30, 2011

Graffiti Artists of Kabul, Afghanistan

Call for artists: Graphic novelist wants collaborator

The call  and contact info

Brian Wood's website

Russia, Ekaterinburg: Stenograffia

Stenograffia is a festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia that began in 2011 and will happen again in 2012. The organizers are hoping to break the world's record for longest graffiti lettering in Russian. The date has not been set yet, but you should get in touch with them if you want to find out more. (Russian)
Google Translate link

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Iran, Tehran: Oct 14, 2011: Spray 2011 - call for artists

KolahStudio Presents
Hosted By Adrenaline Sports Club
Spray 2011
Graffiti Jam in Tehran
With Writers from Around the Country

Time: 14 October 2011

Place: Adrenaline Lake, East Azadegan Exp.way, Tehran

Germany, Berlin: 24 Sept - 9 Oct, 2011: Broke


the state of urban art as contemporary now

Arunski & Poet, Alexander Becherer, DAG, Anton Unai, Il-Jin "Atem" Choi, Superblast, Gogoplata, Daniel "Codeak" Man, Stohead, Christoph Krönke, Daddy Cool, Chris Logan - Kuratiert von Jan Kage

Ort: SCHAU FENSTER – Schauraum für Kunst

Lobeckstr. 30-35, 10969 Berlin
U8-Moritzplatz, M29

Laufzeit: 24. September bis 9. Oktober 2011

Die Installation ist jederzeit in Gänze von Außen einsehbar

Eintritt: frei

Finissage: Samstag, 8. Oktober

Italy, Venice: Sept - Oct 14, 2011: Barry McGee (Twist)

Barry McGee
Workshop Arte Contemporanea è lieta di annunciare la mostra del nuovo lavoro dell'artista di San Francisco, Barry McGee.

3 settembre - 14 ottobre 2011 Vernissage sabato, 3 settembre, 2011 6-9 pm

Barry McGeee è nato a San Francisco nel 1966. Ha studiato pittura all'Istituto d'arte di San Francisco, completando un BFA nel 1991. Il prossimo anno le opere di Barry McGee saranno il soggetto di una retrospettiva al Berkeley Museum, USA. Recenti mostre personali includono They don't make this anymore, Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2008); Advanced Mature Work, Redcat, Los Angeles, USA (2007); The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Giappone (2007); John Kaldor Art Projects, Metropolitan Meat Market, Melbourne, Australia (2004); Things are really getting better, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Olanda (2005); Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Boston, USA (2004); Fondazione Prada, Milano, Italia (2002); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2000); 2000); Regards, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (1998). McGee's work has been included in museum shows including The Anniversary Show, SFMOMA, San Francisco, California, USA (2009); Berkeley Art Museum, California, USA (2009); 2009 Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2009); Life on Mars, the 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA (2008); Meditations In An Emergency, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Michigan, USA (2006); On Line, The Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005); The Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool (2002); Drawing Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2002); The 49th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2001); and Indelible Market, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA (2000

UK, England, Warrington: September 24 to October 29, 2011: GOSSIP WELL TOLD


After the successful opening of GOSSIP WELL TOLD in London this past July, the exhibition has been invited to take over a section of the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery as part of the first Warrington Contemporary Art Festival this September.  The Warrington Museum and Art Gallery’s first ever contemporary arts festival this month celebrates emerging and acclaimed artists and performers from September 24 to October 29, 2011.

Having been presented with the honour of bringing this exhibition to a Museum setting, ‘Gossip Well Told’ has taken the opportunity to expand on its roster to include such artists as Berliner Jaybo, Australias  Anthony Lister & London’s finest D*FACE.

GOSSIP WELL TOLD, Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler
Exhibiting Artists: Alex Fakso, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Case, Cheryl Dunn, Dabs & Myla, D*FACE, Herakut, Faith47, How & Nosm, Jaybo, Kaws, Luke Chueh, Phil Frost, Swoon

Gossip Well Told exhibits new and original artworks and installations by internationally recognised artists from a movement spawned through word of mouth, a movement that brought colour to the streets of the world’s most exciting cities and spread like wildfire via the internet. This is a scene fuelled by the artists and lovers of the art itself. It has received little support from the conventional British art establishments and is only now beginning to receive the wider attention and credit it deserves in the UK with Warrington Museum making the first big step by inviting these artists to fill its white walls.  An innovating, DIY mentality of not waiting to be invited is the philosophy that has built the scene and made it what it is today. GOSSIP WELL TOLD brings to Warrington the most progressive, talked-about work on the art wires right now and will offer a taste of what can be expected at this year’s 2011 edition of Moniker Art Fair.

September 24th to October 29th 2011

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery
Cultural Quarter. Museum Street
Warrington, WA1 1JB

OR, Portland: Oct 7 - 14, 2011: No Rest in the Northwest

No Rest In The NorthWest 
-Urban Art- Design- Portland 

417 SE 11th Ave. (at Stark) 

October 7th 2011 6-11PM – (Opening Reception) Show Runs From: Oct. 7th – 14th 

5 artists take their vision from the street to the wall. From train yards, rooftops, and empty streets, No Rest in the Northwest captures the vision and experience developed by each artist through their respective journeys. Allowing an opportunity to display an array of the techniques and mediums they have mastered in a singular exhibit, the show captures a unique view of each artists' perspectives. 

Art/Merch FOR SALE 
ALL AGES DJs (1Son & Stahler) 
Muse Art & Design Supplies 
booth set-up 

Video: A1one's 70 m panel diary

NY, New York: Nov 5 - Dec 30, 2011: Lady Pink

New book: Faith 47

New book: Monsters Of Art, Europe's most notorious train crew

New book: Arabic Graffiti

New book: ON THE RUN # 14 / HOW&NOSM – The Brazil Diaries

Portrait of Khaled Said on the Berlin Wall

Paintings and Drawings by Freedom (who was featured in NY Times this week)

CA, San Francisco: Sept 23 - Oct 30, 2011: Fast Forward

1AM Gallery Presents: 
Fast Forward
A group exhibition showcasing the progression of graffiti 
Suiko, Sueme, Poesia, Robz and Bam

Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 12pm – 6:30pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm 

Where: 1AM GALLERY  
             1000 Howard St. 
             San Francisco, CA 94103

Mexico, DF: October 16, 2011: Hall of Fame painting

New print by PEETA

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Call for artists: Hammond, IN Deadline Oct. 1, 2011: Day of the Dead Altar

Arte Muerte

“Arte Muerte” is CISA Gallery’s annual Day of the Dead altar exhibition. The exhibit will run from October 14, 2011 through November 4, 2011 with a festive reception on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, Starting at 6 p.m. We are currently seeking artists, entertainment, and sponsors.


  • October 1st: Deadline for submissions 
  • October 8th: Artist / Altar assignments / Installations 
  • October 14th: Exhibit opens 
  • November 2nd: "Arte Muerte" Reception! (Traditional Food, Refreshments, Music, Art and Dance) 
  • November 4th: Exhibit Ends 

We are looking for artists to install traditional altars as well as contemporary visions of honoring our deceased ones. Our deadline for submissions is Saturday, October 1st, 2011.

We are looking for entertainment to provide a festive atmosphere during the November 2nd reception. We are open to ideas and welcome contemporary approaches in honoring this day. 

We recognize the economy has limited the dollar amount many can use to sponsor. Our objective is to include as many as we can in the art of making a successful reception. Sponsorship is available in many ways. In the past sponsors have: contributed to our huge banquet that’s free to the public, sponsored individual artists with monetary contributions, and larger businesses have purchased wall space for their business logo. If you are interested, please contact CISA Studio with the contact information provided in the press release.

About the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos):

The celebration occurs on November 2 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints’ Day (November 1) and All Soul’s Day (November 2). Although the date was set by Pope Urban II in 1095, the celebration dates back to pre-hispanic Mexico. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. Due to occurring shortly after Halloween, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, although the two actually have little in common. The Day of the Dead is a time of celebration, where partying is common.

CISA Gallery 
938 Hoffman St., Hammond, IN 46327 

Phone: +1 219.314.4312 

About CISA Gallery:
CISA Gallery opened its door in February 2007. CISA Gallery is an extension of CISA Studio, a Creative Art Services company. CISA Gallery objectives include:

  • Providing a platform for emerging & established artists to showcase their work 
  • Expanding the local network of artists 
  • Showcasing new perspectives and ideas in art 
  • Playing an integral role in establishing a vibrant art community in the Tri-City area.

UK, London: Oct 8, 2011: Meeting of Styles

Estria Foundation's Water Writes mission

CA, Oakland: October 6-8, 2010: Estria Invitational Battle Finals, Parties, Exhibitions

More info on Facebook's tracking of everyone (less technical this time)

Delete Facebook cookies or they track you across the Web

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Australia, Melbourne: Sept. 21-26, 2011: Just Another Group Show

In conjunction with Semi-Permanent Melbourne, Just Another Agency brings you the second installment of their annual "Just Another Group Show" - an exhibition celebrating the diversity and eclectic nature of the agency's stable of artists.

Each artist involved has been asked to create a single piece of work showcasing their unique style, formatted to a square.


23rd Key - Aida Sabic - Apeseven - Ash Nolan - Bec Winnel - Beccy Brown Bridge Stehli - Caitlin Rigby - Cam Scale - Deb - Does - Drypnz - Dvate - Fat Ankle Gary Seaman - Gimiks - Itch - Jack Douglas - Jungle Myth - Kaitlin Beckett - KID9 Kirpy - Kitty Horton - Lauren Carney - Leisha Muraki - Luke Ryan Matthew Dunn - Makatron - Maria Finna - Max Berry - Michael Steele Nate Holmes Trapnell - Nom Kinnar King - Pierre Lloga - Poise - Rebecca Murphy Rena Littleson - Sam Octigan - Sear - Shida - Sirum - Steven Rhodes Taylor White - Zoran Nova

Opening Night Thursday 22nd September 6-10pm at 
1000 Pound Bend - 361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Show runs till the 26th September.

Australia, Melbourne: Sept. 25, 2011: The Sniders Lane Project

NYC: Tonight - DJ Spooky at NY Academy of Sciences

Los Angeles, today: Saber is skywriting

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Santiago buffs mural in progress, but you can see it here

"Bueno con algunos grafiteros de varias zonas de Santiago. Estuvimos 6 días pegados y con recursos propios pintando el clásico muro del mapocho de puente pio nono el cual resibio esta remodelacion por parte de las autoridades sin haber podido terminarlo. Quiero hacer conocer las fotos del antes y despues para que juzguen ustedes como sucede el proceso artístico libre y creativo en Chile. El cual fue borrado el 17 de Septiembre. Espero que hagan correr este mail para que se sepa de esta situación. Felices fiestas patrias. Saludos a todos."

Photos: RigenerArte JAM – A.P.S. Romagna in Fiore

Anonymous Comes Out in the Open

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Video: Poesia and Kofie

CA, Los Angeles: Sept. 17 - Oct 8, 2011: Fab Five Freddy, Futura, Lee

September 17th - October 8th, 2011 

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17th, 2011 / 8-11pm Valet Parking Provided

Fred Brathwaite (Fab 5 Freddy), Lee Quinones, and Leonard Mcgurr (Futura 2000) - guest curator Patti Astor 

1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Subliminal Projects is proud to present its opening fall show 3 Kings, on view September 17 through October 8, 2011. Their history-making rise to international prominence from the subway tunnels of New York City was recently chronicled in MOCA's "Art In The Streets" exhibition. At Subliminal Projects they will be presenting their contemporary work created exclusively for this exhibition along with classic pieces. 

Fab 5 Freddy is well known as Hip Hop's ambassador to the world. His early work with Blondie on the hit "Rapture," his creation of the seminal film "Wild Style" (directed by Charlie Ahearn) and his groundbreaking shows at the FUN Gallery brought graffiti art, rap music and break-dancing to the big stage. He would go on to co-produce and host "Yo, MTV Raps!", the first show to regularly feature this culture on TV. Starting with his famous "Campbell's Soup Can" subway car homage to Andy Warhol, Fred has been at the vanguard-- and his new work is no exception. 

Lee Quinones is generally recognized as the greatest graffiti artist of all time. His ten whole-car train with the Fabulous Five is a feat that has never been matched. Lee was also the creator of the graffiti writers' creed, "If art is a crime, let God forgive me." From his first show at the FUN Gallery in 1982 "Rust-O-LEEum", he has never looked back, expanding his painting in extremely sophisticated ways while often including a touching look at the past. 

Futura 2000 had his first one-man show at the FUN Gallery in 1981 and with his unique, ethereal style became one of the FUN's most successful artists. He was instrumental in bringing graffiti art to Europe and beyond with rock group The Clash, painting back drops on tour and designing album art. Futura was also one of the first artists to work with manufacturers of transformer figures and clothing designs. His otherworldly new work is always eagerly awaited.

In 1981, Patti Astor was famous as "The Queen of The Downtown Screen." Having worked with such directors as Amos Poe, Jim Jarmusch and Eric Mitchell, she was starring in her 12th beyond low-budget "No Wave Cinema" film, UNDERGROUND USA, (the punk rock Sunset Boulevard), enjoying a six month run as the midnight movie at the St. Mark's Cinema. Fab 5 Freddy (Fred Brathwaite) had come downtown to check it out and so the "King of Uptown" met the "Queen of Downtown".

Unbelievably at that time no one in the downtown Mudd Club scene had ever heard of graffiti art, break-dancing or rap. However, that was soon to change. With partner Bill Stelling, Patti opened FUN Gallery, the first art gallery in NYC's East Village. From 1981-1985 this gritty tenement storefront was the epicenter of the early '80s cultural explosion in art, music and dance. With Fab 5 Freddy leading the way, downtown punk rock met uptown hip-hop. English rockers The Clash and the Sex Pistols partied with Futura 2000 and the Rock Steady Crew, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf traded tags with DONDI and LEE and Jean Michel Basquiat spun platters with Afrika Bambaata, everyone rocking to the box at the FUN, while renowned collectors, art historians and museum directors joined in the party. Though the FUN Gallery's duration was brief, the barriers had come down and the art world would never be the same.

Join these longtime friends and veterans of the most important cultural explosion of the last 30 years at our fall exhibition 3 Kings. 

1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

tel. 213.213.0078
Press Release (PDF)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

UK riot art: The real gangsters...

Denmark, Copenhagen: Sept. 11, 2011: Art from the Streets - Becomeone

Copenhagen DK: Becomeone
Art from the streets

Public opening Sunday September 11 from 13 - 17 PM

Artstra Gallery
Skt Peders Stræde 23
1453 Copenhagen K

Streetart and spray / airbrush artist Bill Thystrup exhibits a collection of works in the gallery, which is the product of his work with paintings on canvas over the past two years. His artistic expression is influenced by his background as a graffiti artist, where the raw and urban elements from the streetart and graffiti-style blends in with the classical painting style, in a world full of symbolism, emotion, colors and surrealism.
The style of the works are very graphic in the design, and the colors are often clear and bright in the expressive portraits and imagery.

Bill Thystrup (Becomeone) is a prominent name in the international Streetart and graffiti scene, and he has collaborated and painted together with a line-up of internationally recognized streetart / spray artists in countries such as USA, France, Spain and Germany. He has over 12 years of experience in mural painting, and has completed commissioned works for a large number of prominent clients, including Københavns kommune, CowParade, Dawn Events. Cirius (EU) and many more.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Phiesta! - on Brutal Baby