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URBAN NATION – Project M/9 – Colors

JUSTKIDS and StreetArtNews will be curating the Urban Nation Berlin notorious signature event Project M/9.

Invited by URBAN NATION Museum For Urban Contemporary Art Director Yasha Young to bring summer flavours to Berlin, Project M/9 “Colors” co-curators Charlotte Dutoit and Rom Levy have selected 6 international acclaimed artists to create murals at the future museum building in the Bülowstrasse 7 in Berlin-Schöneberg. The painting week will be finalized with the group exhibition “Colors” showcasing the works of in 12 amazing artists from all over the world on Saturday, June 11th at the URBAN NATION headquarters.

Artists:
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Askew (mural)
Bicicleta Sem Freio (mural)
Borondo (mural)
Eron (mural)
Fafi (mural)
Crystal Wagner
Felipe Pantone
Jan Kaláb
Maser
Okuda San Miguel
Tristan Eaton

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New Street/Urban/Contemporary Art Auctions @ solidARTy.org

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We previously reported about refugee art charity fundraiser project, solidARTy.org, and we’re happy to see they are continuing their work in 2016. After taking a break over the holidays they just started a new batch of auctions, offering rare, original and edition street/urban/contemporary artwork.

The pieces offered were mainly donated by the artists themselves and are priced 50-70% of their retail value. From original pieces made especially for this cause to rare copies of sold out editions, this is a very unique opportunity to add something special to your collection. Previously auctioned works included original works by the likes of Escif, Ernest Zacharevic, Miaz Brothers, Fintan Switzer, Lonac, Rustam Qbic, Pez, etc, as well as editions by Martin Whatson, Icy & Sot, Sandra Chevrier, Fintan Magee, Pastel, Curiot, Ella & Pitr, etc. The funds raised were forwarded to Are You Syrious? initiative and used to buy food and shoes for the refugees, distribute help along the Balkan refugee route, finance the voyage of a Syrian family from Athens to Croatia and buy necessities for the New Year’s presents for the refugee kids. The new auctions include a copy of the latest sold out print by Vhils, an exclusive pack from Borondo that includes a book, a sketch and unique print on metal from his book release show in Rome, original pieces by Know Hope, Laura Keeble & Candice Tripp, Bordalo II, Daan Botlek, Rene Gagnon, 2Alas, Fraco Fasoli, Femke Hiemstra and many more.

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ARTURb: imprisonment is a beautiful way to free art on the streets.

This summer we chose Lagos for our holiday destination. We were looking for beautiful, quiet beaches,  nice hot stretches in the sun, cool places for drinks before dinner, and, yes, a little bit of buzz.  No more expectations.  The truth is we had much more than that: we ended up being struck by what we found on the city walls. 

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As you start to wander the alleys you literally bump into pieces from international artists such as ROA, BEZT, SAINER, ARYZ, SEPE, ONUR or BORONDO, to mention some, in addition to works from well known Portuguese ones as MÁRIO BELÉM, MAISMENOS, ADDFUEL, amongst others. It wouldn’t be as dazzling if we were in Berlin or Buenos Aires; the thing is it takes place in Lagos, a tiny spot on the Portuguese map, a small picturesque village. How the hell is this happening here?

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VNA 30 – Out Now

VNA 30 is here, a landmark issue for us, it deserved an extra special artist for the cover – no less than Leonard McGurr, aka Futura, the artist formerly known as Futura2000.

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To get your copy – you can pick one up at your local independent newsagent, national WHSmith’s in the UK, Barnes & Noble stores in the US and of course, online here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-30

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Borondo Working On London Debut Show

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Spanish-born artist Gonzalo Borondo, is currently in London working on his upcoming solo debut organized by Rex Romae. From limited information we could get about this event, Animal will be a complex installation/show focused on conflict between our innate animal instincts and our present lives, which are coated with the dependence of technology and our fear for the unknown. With this in mind, the artist will divide the huge space into 8 different sections, covering different themes, all relating to dramatic nature of the humans.

Known to work with all kind of mediums, from fire (seen above), to scratching, acrylic, spray paint, and pretty much anything that leaves physical mark, Borondo will also be presenting video installations and painting animations in collaboration with Carmen Maín (Spain), and sculpture installations, created together with Edoardo Tresoldi (Italy) and Despina Charitonidi (Germany). The show curated by Rom Levy, founder of RexRomae, and noted art curator, Charlotte Dutoit from JustKids, will will take place at a pop-up location in Shoreditch, and will be open to visitors from the 5th through the 28th of February.

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JustKids x Life Is Beautiful Festival

Recently JustKids teamed up with Life Is Beautiful Festival to produce this amazing mural event. Ambitious in scope, some of the best artists from all over the world converged to transform 15 blocks of Downtown into a one-of-a-kind open-air urban gallery.

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Curated by Charlotte Dutoit (JustKids) for the second year, the artists transformed the festival landscape into a magical art-inspired playground to give people a playful and unexpected escape into art. A huge abandoned motel was turned into an interactive playground and 6 installations were placed throughout the premises.

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After two weeks of intense work, the murals and installations seamlessly integrate into the festival’s footprint which was visited by over 100,000 people over the course of three days, turning it into the largest North-American Street Art event.

Even though Life Is Beautiful 2014 is now finished, the murals are still visible in Downtown Las Vegas.

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Contributing artists include Borondo, D*Face, Fintan Magee, Misaki Kawai, Maser, Lakwena, Roa, Li-Hill, Saner, Cyrcle, Thomas Dambo, Edoardo Tresoldi and Spencer Olsen.

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NUART PLUS Festival – Photo Round-Up

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)

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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.

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