Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Director Jon Reiss will be in the middle east in a few weeks and he's asked INSPIRE Collective if we could set up a screening of his movie "Bomb-It!" We're thrilled to be able to help him out with it: inspirecollective.blogspot.com/2010/04/bomb-it-screening-...
By now, a large part of the international graffiti/public art world has seen his film, “Bomb-It!” An incredible introduction into the global dedication of public vandals and artists alike, “Bomb-It!” presses the viewer to open their minds to the art-forms & lives of graffiti/street artists as they do their thing. The film seems to go straight to the heartbeat of this international subculture & as the public art movement progresses around the world, Jon Reiss travels to many different areas, and next month he’ll be in Tel Aviv! We’re honored to host a screening of the original film, “Bomb-It!” live with Jon...see above image for screening details also visit www.bombit-themovie.com for more about the film &Jon Reiss’. Bomb it!!!
This mimi documentary includes works by Bera White, Kane Logos, Ufo 5, Orticanoodles, Ema Jo, Blackwan, Jet 4,El Tilf, Danilo Mendez, Marvin and others.
'Now's the Time’ features important works by arguably the most influential modern artists ever to have worked in the streets. Black Rat Press will be exhibiting works by artists including Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Banksy, Barry McGee, Faile and Os Gemeos. The exhibition opens on April 23rd and this video is from the Thursday 22nd preview evening.
More BLACK RAT PRESS HERE.
Music: Tom Stinger: www.myspace.com/tomstinger
Video: Chris Read: www.cargocollective.com/christopheraread
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Australian comedy group 'Axis Of Awesome' perform a sketch from the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Footage courtesy of Network Ten Australia.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Alexa Meade (23 years old) thinks completely backwards. Most artists use acrylic paints to create portraits of people on canvas. But not Meade - she applies acrylic paints on her subjects and makes them appear to be a part of the painting!
See more Alexa here:
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Faces in the Mirror by Blek le Rat & Transitions by ABOVE
ABOVE'S 1st EVER INDOOR SHOW!
AFTER A CONVERSATION TOGETHER IN PARIS, MR. BLEK LE RAT
WAS ABLE TO PERSUADE AND SLOW DOWN ABOVE LONG ENOUGH
TO ORGANIZE A DUO SHOW TOGETHER.
Opening Reception: May 1st, 2010, from 7-11 pm.
Show runs through: June 5th, 2010, and is open to the public.
www.endlesscanvas.com for more info.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
A short documentary about an artist's ephemeral works and how they illustrate the interconnectedness of us all.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
OPENS IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES BEGINNING APRIL 16TH
For Exact Theaters And Show-times Check The Official Website: www.banksyfilm.com
Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post—hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worlds most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, Its basically the story of how one man set out to film the un—filmable. And failed.
Astoria Scum River Bridge is an unauthorized city improvement by Jason Eppink and Posterchild:
For more than twenty years, a leaky pipe on 33rd Street beneath the Hell Gate Bridge viaduct approach submerged more than a hundred square feet of heavily-trafficked sidewalk under a festering cesspool of standing water. Astoria Scum River, as it was called, stretched the entire width of the sidewalk, and as winter approached, the river iced over and became particularly hazardous to cross.
Astoria Scum River Bridge was constructed to offer Astorians an opportunity to safely cross this hazard. The unauthorized bridge was a gift to the pedestrians of Astoria in the absence of successful municipal efforts to ameliorate the problem.
The bridge was made at zero cost entirely from recycled materials: an old work bench found on the curb, rescued screws from a disassembled desk, and a metal plate from an expired electrical component. It was installed and dedicated on December 30th, 2009.
On January 25th, 2010, Astoria Scum River Bridge was the subject of a commendation from the office of NYC Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Jr., accompanied by a pledge to work with Amtrak to re-route Astoria Scum River off the sidewalk.
Two days later, Amtrak workers began construction work. Astoria Scum River was quickly routed off the sidewalk, and within a couple months, custom-made grates were installed to complete the project. The bridge, no longer needed, was de-installed on March 20th, 2010 and returned to the curb whence it came.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
First animation clip from Tant and Unga of the "broken fingaz crew" from Haifa, Israel.
Music by Boreta and edIT of The Glitch Mob
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
In 1984 Steve Powers started climbing rooftops in his neighborhood and painting his alias ESPO as a dues paying member of the ICY graffiti club. 25 years later he returned home to Philadelphia in the summer of 2009 to write a love letter across the same rooftops facing the Market-Frankford line. The letter, meant for one, with meaning for all, encompasses 50 walls on a 20 block stretch of market street. Drawing input, inspiration, and work from the community Powers created a letter to and from west Philly. This unprecedented public art project was a collaboration of Powers, The Mural Arts Program, and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. It required 1200 cans of spray paint, 800 gallons of bucket paint, and the skilled hands of 20 of the finest spray painters in America, who Powers put into the legendary ICY club.
"A Love Letter For You - Brick Valentines On The Philly Skyline" documents the art and the neighborhood that inspired this ambitious public art project.
Get the book here: freenewsprojects.com/store/books/a-love-letter-for-you-pre-order.html
For more info about the project, go HERE.