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Polish Urban Art – Exhibitions and Murals

Paris – Berlin – Batumi – Lviv – Kyiv – Minsk – Lublin – Stockholm!

In the recent years Polish Urban Art has become a rapidly growing phenomenon. Polish urban artists are now not only mentioned among the world’s best, but above all, within the broad spectrum of urban art they managed to develop their own, unique, clearly recognizable style. A style, which on the one hand, corresponds to the most notable achievements of Polish contemporary art; on the other hand, it is often a style which emanates from the most radical form of art created on the streets – graffiti writing.

Polish Urban Art

 

 

The aim of the Polish Urban Art project is to present and promote Polish urban art in Europe. In Batumi and Lviv we plan to exhibit murals created on the spot by Polish artists. In Kiev and Minsk we will be presenting a collection documenting Polish urban art from the 1950s to the present. After completing our project in Eastern Europe, its results will be presented and discussed on exhibits organized in three major capitals of street art and graffiti – Berlin, Paris, and Stockholm. Finally, the project will be closed and summed up in Brain Damage Gallery in Lublin.

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The current exhibition includes the works of some of the most relevant contemporary Polish street artists, such as:
• Autone
• Cekas
• Chazme
• Czarnobyl
• Darek Paczkowski
• Egon Fietke
• Elroy
• Etam Cru
• Fresh
• Goro
• Ixi Color
• Kamil Kuzko
• Lump
• Mat
• Monstfur
• Mrufig
• M-City
• Paweł Ryżko
• Pener
• Pepe
• Peter Fuss
• Pikaso
• Proembrion
• Szyman
• Sepe
• Szczerbak
• Robert Proch
• Uran
• Zbiok
and others.

Additionally, we will be presenting photographs documenting the evolution of art on Polish streets, starting from pieces captured by Edward Hartwig in the 1950s, to recent large scale murals.

The entire presentation will be completed by a story of Polish art, aptly captured with the slogan “Graffiti Goes East”.

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PROGRAM:
Batumi – 15-26.08.2014 // ბათუმის სამხატვრო სკოლა (Art School)
Kyiv – 20-25.10. 2014 // Closer
Lviv – 26-31.10.2014 // Мистецьке об’єднання Dzyga
Minsk – 05-10.11.2014 // Ў галерэя сучаснага мастацтва / Y gallery
Berlin – 13-16.11.2014 // Urban Spree
Stockholm – 21-27.11.2014 // HL Gallery
Paris – 05-06.12.2014 // Sergeantpaper
Lublin – 13-19.12.2014 // Brain Damage Gallery

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The results of the project can be checked on the official project website http://polishurbanart.com/ as well as the facebook page of Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej.

Organized by Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej in cooperation with: Brain Damage Gallery (Poland), The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre (Poland), Whole City (Poland), Tamara Bokuchava (Georgia), Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia), Grob Yarik (Ukraine), Dzyga Gallery (Ukraine), Nazar Motyk (Ukraine), Y galery (Belarus), Urban Spree Gallery (Germany), HL Gallery (Sweden), Sergeant Paper (France).

The project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Lublin.

Pablo Delgado show

If you occasionally stroll the streets of East London or at least flicked through issue 17 of VNA magazine chances are you might be well familiar with minuscule world that Pablo Delgado is the master of.

And so, this Thursday, at Howard Griffin Gallery the Mexican artist presents his latest show entitled EVEN LESS. Delgado is known for abstracting existing images and rearranging them into new surreal scenes and compositions.

The title of the exhibition reflects Delgado’s obsessive focus in minimising and reducing his work to its smallest expression. The constant need to be less reflects the world’s unsustainable requirement for resources and necessities. As a counterpoint to this, minimalism and an emphasis upon negative space become a paramount means of expression.

The upper level of the gallery is delineated into two distinct areas, one containing the other. In both, Delgado investigates the corresponding qualities of negative and positive space present in his work with an installation that gives attention to absence in order to give meaning to presence.

Howard Griffin Gallery
189 Shoreditch High Street
London, E1 6HU
16 May 2014 to 08 Jun 2014
Private view: 6:30PM 15 May

 

Thierry Noir: A Retrospective

From 3rd April, Howard Griffin Gallery presents a retrospective of the life and work of infamous artist Thierry Noir. In 1984, Noir was the first artist to illegally paint mile upon mile of the Berlin Wall. Noir wanted to perform one real revolutionary act: to paint the Wall, to transform it, to make it ridiculous, and ultimately to help destroy it. Noir’s iconic, bright and seemingly innocent works painted on this deadly border symbolised a sole act of defiance and a lone voice of freedom. In this landmark exhibition at Howard Griffin Gallery in Shoreditch, the artist’s first solo show, new original works will be exhibited alongside rarely seen photographs, interviews and films, juxtaposing old and new to reassess Noir’s enduring legacy and contribution to society.

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Thank you so much for bearing with us while we did some vital maintenance to our website and postage system. This will now mean a much smoother and more efficient handling of orders, with a better (and fairer) way of allocating shipping costs to you, our beloved readers. Unfortunately, some of the postage costs from our distribution company have gone up, so we’ve had to reflect that, but please know that we’re doing all we can to keep them as low as possible for you.

Southbank standing strong

In early March 2013, The Southbank Centre unveiled designs for a £120 million redevelopment of its Festival Wing that revealed their plan to transform the iconic Southbank undercroft skate park into retail units. The Southbank Centre proposed to relocate the revered and popular skate park further down the river, beneath the Hungerford Bridge and build a new skate facility there.

However, the Southbank undercroft is a treasured space, known as the birthplace of British skateboarding and has been home to skateboarders, BMX riders and graffiti artists for the last 40 years.

LLSB

Skateboard gravestones by Rod Broomfield

Skateboard gravestones by Rod Broomfield

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