Presenting the work of six accomplished artists, curator Natasha Vo is bringing together talent from around the country to showcase their visions in an exhibition that bridges the gap between fine art and street art. 32°F aims to highlight the awakening of human perceptions in art and beauty – the common traits and universal truths that different cultures, languages and upbringings identify – to create a level of tangibility, linking art to consciousness.
This is a self-published print release with the aim of creating a new series of work produced at affordable prices for everyone. The concept of this piece is based on people watching and some of the characters racing around London engrossed in their own lives and agendas.
M-City at Profsajungu Rumai for Vilnius Street Art Festival
Even though Vilnius as a city is more than hundreds of years old, technically it is a young capital that only passed through the 25 years of independence milestone. In order to touch on topics of Soviet heritage, democracy and rapid change as well as a new rising threat across the border, Vilnius Street Art festival chose strategic locations and buildings that artists were free to play with.
Back in 2001 with the help of Req One and his trusty ‘Drum Computer’ Kid Acne released his first rap album – RAP TRAFFIC.
In his own words he tells us the story: ‘Although I released a bunch of other rap records over the years, this one is still my favourite. If you like beats programmed off-kilter and lyrics in a stream of consciousness – you might like it too!
KARTEL is the brainchild of a local crew who have been pushing out Haifa’s young cultural scene for the past decade. Located next to the port in the city’s regenerating Downtown area, Kartel, a former industrial hangar, opened in mid August with Broken Fingaz’ Sex Picnic exhibition, followed by Klone ‘Second Nature’ at the last opening.
Are you sick of looking at other people’s advertising they force feed you everywhere you turn? Don’t worry, these guys have got you covered, heaps of artwork from over 50 artists to nice up your area at the touch of a screen…
New York is a city of commuters. 5.5 million riders move through its expansive subway system on an average weekday. Advertisers take advantage of this huge, captive audience by bombarding everyone with commercial messages. Over the years, artists have attempted to take back this public space and our attention, but the system remains full of ads. This is why we created NO AD, a mobile app available now for FREE on iOS and Android. NO AD uses augmented reality technology to replace ads with artwork in realtime through your mobile device. The app will work with dozens of common ads and will be updated regularly with new content. Try it with as many ads as possible to discover lots of new art! Turn your commute into a curated art experience with NO AD.
Hiroyasu Tsuri, aka TWOONE, was born and raised in Japan. At the age of 18 he moved to Melbourne, Australia where he was awarded a Distinguished Talent Visa. He now lives in Berlin with his Australian wife and makes awesome art based around impressionist paintings of animals. His latest show opens alongside Reka’s at Stolenspace on Thursday 11th September. When VNA was in Berlin for the Urban Nation Project M series, we caught up with Hiro at his studio to talk about his journey so far.
Reka is an Australian artist, now based in Berlin. His style is iconic already, but he still considers himself to be at the early stages of his career. We caught up with him at his Berlin studio while he was working on his latest show opening at Stolenspace Gallery, in London’s East End on Thursday 11th September.
VNA were invited to check out NUART Festival in Norway, apart from being rainy and £10-a-beer expensive, it was also pretty good. These are some of the shots from Henrik Haven and Butterfly of what went on (mainly because they’re heaps better photographers than any of the VNA team)
This years event featured a mostly Euro-centric line-up, including Andreco, Borondo, Fra.Biancoshock, Dotdotdot, Etam Cru, Icy & Sot, Levalet, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, Strøk, Spy, Tilt, M-City, Maismenos and John Fekner, as well as a rad wonky Scandi-house collab from Liam Hayhow & Epifany.
We spoke to skatewear company KR3W’s Design Director, Jack Toledo, about his role in development, their artistic collabs and what’s next for the the denim-led clothing company.