Tunisia's First and Very Own Open Air Museum with Liliwenn, Saner, Stinkfish, JAZ, Seth Globepainter, Herbert Baglione, C215
Millie | 29-Aug-2014
Museums are usually associated with grand buildings and vast collections, but the one Djerba is rather different. Using the fabric of the city walls and domed architecture, the participants- more than 150 renowned artists from the around the world, turn the North African island into an open air museum. No interior walls, no hidden spaces and art critics - everything is out in the open for everyone to enjoy. We find the Djerbahood Project, initiated by the French Galerie Itinerrance, really valuable. Not only because it brings together a massive number of very talented people on one spot, but because it challenges the perceptions and notions of museums nowadays. All images are ©Aline Deschamps, unless stated otherwise.
Millie | 25-Aug-2014
This week's review of art on the streets is a natural continuation of the urban portraiture theme, we touched upon in previous posts. It takes a closer look at the carefully depicted images of humans and robots, now an integral part of the cityscape. Leading off is Tristan Eaton, with his Detroit piece 'Crime Fighter'. Based on his mother's portrait from the 60s, the work intertwines past and present in full colour and harmony. Other worthy walls come from Saner in Perth. Pixel Pancho in Halle, Germany, Claudio Ethos in Djerba, Tunisia, Faith47 in Portland, Blu in Sardinia, Ernest Zacharevic in Atlanta and Edoardo Tresoldi in Sapri.
Millie | 22-Aug-2014
Today is not so ordinary Friday - we just reached 10 000 followers! Thank you all for your continual support, interest and comments, you guide us and are constant motivation to continue unraveling creativity in all its various shapes and forms. It has been an eventful and exciting journey for us so far. We have been through trials and errors, always moving forward with a fantastic team that work hard and always aim to be ahead of the game. We will continue to strive to share the freshest and most creative eyes and soul- feeding art from around the world as we did when we only had a few followers and look forward to what the future holds!
Millie | 18-Aug-2014
After exploring the concrete jungle, (covered on our blog two weeks ago), we now take a closer look at faces, adorning the city walls around the world. Leading off this week is LA -based El Mac, whose new Toronto representational monochrome portrait strikes with its photorealistic features and careful perfectionist repeating contour lines. Other notable works come from Faith47 in Warwick, South Africa, Swoon and Phlegm in Djerba, Tunisia, Fikos Antonios in Ibiza, Spain, Borondo and Fintan Magee in Atlanta and Alexis Diaz- Tunisia.
Millie | 15-Aug-2014
It is nearly 'Hang-Up Collections-Volume 1' launch time, so instead of writing a long post on what the new show stands for, we have taken a rather different approach. We have let two of the participating artists - A.CE London and Joe Webb to have a say on how they find the concept of the exhibition and what the challenges are to be part of such a diverse collection.
Private Turkish Museum Hosts First Ever Show Dedicated To Graffiti with Works by Futura, Logan Hicks, Cope 2, Herakut, Tilt
Millie | 14-Aug-2014
'Graffiti is more than painting gray walls. Your life might change if you pass in front of something painted on a wall'... This is how curator Roxane Ayral sees the rationale behind the first ever graffiti and street museum exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. Futura, Logan Hicks, Cope2, Herakut, Tilt, C215, Gaia, Evol, Martha Cooper are just a few of the prominent participants in the show, which opened yesterday and will be on view till the 5th October. We find it quite interesting, and at the same time really valuable,that a museum, with traditional permanent collections on Orientalist Paintings and Anatolian Weights and Measures, reaches beyond the traditionalism, recognises the importance and bridges the gap, bringing the contemporary fine aspect of the art practice.
Millie | 08-Aug-2014
'Cyanotype’s have an element of magic about them, I look forward to sharing the ‘reveal’ with a live audience'. This is how Hackney Wick- based artist Rosie Emerson explains her keen interest in the 19th century printing technique cyanotype. It took 6 costume models, 46.81 square metre cyanotype, sun and Rosie's creative spin on the technique to break the previous world record, held by the French. The result - record-winning print measuring 6 x 9 metres in size! Rosie has kindly provided us with some exclusive shots of the print -producing, so take a closer look and enjoy!
The Concrete Jungle with Aida, Faith47, Paul Insect, Ghostpatrol and Dscreet, Kaff-Eine, ROA and TWOONE
Millie | 04-Aug-2014
This week's 'On the Streets' focuses on the rather wild and untamed concrete 'jungle', recreated masterfully by the itchy artists hands. We have always looked for that unexpected pleasure of discovering new, exciting work on the city walls and we have been taken by the call of the wild we found. Leading off is Aida and her fine gang of hand screen-printed 3D wolf, Tiger and Stag-Morfs and Tiger lilli pasteups. Master screenprint artist, Aida has taken us to a different, lavish world- full of fantasy beasts in full-blown fluro colours . Take a closer look below and full enjoy Aida's talent to reinvent nature in a most luxurious, extraordinary and vivid way. Other artists gone wild - Paul Insect in Hackney Wick, Dscreet and Ghostpatrol in Dulwich, Phlegm - Moss (Norway), Kaff-Eine in Alabama, Faith47, TWOONE and ROA in Djerba (Tunisia)
Millie | 01-Aug-2014
French artist Space Invader needs no introduction. He has been 'invading' the public space with his 8-bit pixelated square ceramic tiles for more than 15 years, installing work for passers-by to enjoy in more than 30 countries. Taking inspiration from 1970s video games, it is not surprising that the artist most current project involves a release of a free smartphone app, called Flash Invaders.
Carla Nizzola | 31-Jul-2014
Hang-Up Gallery is delighted to introduce the launch of a new series of exhibitions entitled Hang-Up Collections. Expect to see key works from leading international urban and contemporary artists alongside super-fresh releases and exciting rare finds from the Hang-Up artist roster. Come and see us: 16 Aug - 22 Sep 2014