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Da Mental Vaporz – The Wall – BC Gallery, Berlin

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We just received this little video teaser for “The Wall”, a group show by the French collective Da Mental Vaporz opening this Saturday 26th April at BC Gallery in Berlin. Featuring murals, installations, solo and collaborative works by Blo, Bom.k, Brusk, Gris1, Kan, Jaw, Lek and Sowat.

www.damentalvaporz.com

www.bcgallery.de

Buff Monster – Melty Misfits Series 2

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Today marks the launch of Buff Monster’s Kickstarter campaign to raise The Melty Misfits Series 2. After the huge success of the first series, it’s time for seconds. This new set of trading cards/stickers is going to be even more ambitious than the first: featuring over 40 new characters, new Kickstarter-exclusive packaging, and hopefully some new awesome inserts like foil cards and lenticulars.

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Frieze Art Fair – New York

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New York’s contemporary art fair, Frieze New York kicks off on the 9th May with 4 days of art, events, projects and talks.

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Overlooking the East River, the fair brings together the most dynamic and forward-thinking galleries working today. Visitors can see and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists

This years fair also includes Frame, a section dedicated to solo artist presentations by emerging galleries, and Focus, featuring artworks specially conceived for the fair.

Opening Hours:
Friday, May 9 – 11am–7pm

Saturday, May 10 – 11am–7pm

Sunday, May 11 – 11am–7pm

Monday, May 12 – 11am–6pm

www.friezenewyork.com

Street Art Stories – Brooklyn Museum

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On Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. the Brooklyn Museum presents
In Conversation: Brooklyn Street Art. Brooklyn Street Art founders Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo lead a dynamic, multimedia conversation that explores the evolution of street art stories as told by the earliest graffiti writers to today’s D.I.Y. artists. They’ll reveal secret backgrounds, show what stylistic themes are recurring today, and hint at the future of street art in New York. They are joined in conversation by artists Swoon and Luna Park, and curator Keith Schweitzer.

A reception with a DJ, cash bar, and a guest-inclusive art-making project will follow. Presented in conjunction with the site-specific installation Swoon: Submerged Motherlands, on view from April 11 to August 24 in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery on the 5th Floor.

Tickets are $12; include Museum general admission and can be purchased at www.museumtix.com. Free for Museum Members; to reserve please email membership@brooklynmuseum.org.

www.brooklynmuseum.org

Urban Nation – Project M/3 – Berlin

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Urban Nation’s Director, Yasha Young, had a few words to say about the latest installation of their Project M series, part 3:

PROJECT M ⁄ 3
MARTHA COOPER ⁄ DOTDOTDOT ⁄ ERNEST ZACHAREVIC ⁄ VARIOUS & GOULD ⁄ M-CITY ⁄ LEVALET ⁄ PLOTBOT KEN ⁄ DAVID HOCHBAUM ⁄ MARTIN WHATSON ⁄ EVOL ⁄ BUFF DISS

www.urban-nation.net

Houl – Interview

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Our man in Canberra, Damo, caught up with local legend, Houl, for a few words on his crazy characters, the creative process and, dare we say it, why Canberra is becoming cool…

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Evolution – Bustart and Zaira – GO Gallery

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Our buddies in Amsterdam put together this little video exclusive for VNA from their latest show at GO Gallery in Amsterdam, featuring work from Bustart, Zaira, The London Police and more.

This clip is part of a larger Dutch graffiti documentary coming soon…

Thanks to Rhylie Luanweir for the exclusive.

www.gogallery.nl

Vivid Sydney – T-World, Joshy D, Mike Giant

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May 28

Joshy D and global art icon Mike Giant are collaborators and the founders of streetwear brand REBEL8, t-world has joined forces with Vivid Sydney to present a talk on how one of the world’s biggest youth brands maintains street cred while building a hugely successful business.

More jump off after the jump off…
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