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VHILS – FESTIVAL IMINENTE – LONDON

FESTIVAL IMINENTE NEW ART AND NEW MUSIC FROM EUROPE’S UNDERGROUND OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, LONDON FRIDAY 28 & SATURDAY 29 JULY, 2017

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This Summer, a European cultural invasion hits the heart of Brexit Britain as the very first UK edition of Festival Iminente opens at London’s Old Truman Brewery. A two‐day festival of explosive and experimental Portuguese art and music, Festival Iminente brings the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London, following its successful debut in the Oeiras region of Lisbon in September 2016.

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Curated by Portuguese artist Vhils and Lisbon’s Underdogs Gallery, Festival Iminente not only offers Brits mourning Brexit a chance to immerse themselves in the most innovative new music and art from Portugal but also enlists some of Europe’s most creatively exciting artists to invade the capital with their best work.

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Moniker Art Fair 2016

Moniker Art Fair 2016 opens this week and we’re pretty excited! Some of our favourite galleries are going to be showcasing the best of their artists and there’s some great new projects from the Art on a Postcard guys, Maser and our boy Josh Stika! This year also features open studios from some of London and Dublin’s finest.

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The Extinction Project – Walden

In an artistic world where bigger is better, it can be easy to overlook street art’s subtler areas. From an 8-inch, 8-bit invader to a psychedelically coloured rough-and-ready Pidgeon statue brightening up your morning commute, it’s the little things that can sometimes make a big impact. Walden, or Indiana as she is casually known is prolific within the Shoreditch area of London, the local geography saturated with the quiet presence of her eulogy-style pieces, highlighting the extinction of iconic animals in the not so distant past.

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UPDATED – Alexis Diaz, Master of the Mixture

Mere hours after hopping off a London-bound flight from Montreal, Puerto Rican animal-splicing artist Alexis Diaz got talking to VNA’s Jodie about how things are looking for his rapidly expanding career. Having made a splash in London’s Shoreditch area last year with his iconic Octophant, Alexis let us in on his upcoming plans for his current return visit and gave us an update on how things are shaping up in the street art scene of his home country.

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Snik, Now and Next

Britain’s beloved stencil duo Snik struck Brick Lane last month with a triptych of stencils from Marc Laroche’s haunting photo-series, “hair”. The copper clad portraits can be caught on Hanbury Street in the beating heart of the London Shoreditch area.

So VNA’s Jodie got chatting with Nik, one half of the prolific double act, during a rare quiet moment nestled in a packed schedule of exhibitions, printmaking and painting, to try to find out a bit about what the past, present and future holds for the hardworking pair.

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Trafačka Comes To Shoreditch

The internationally recognised Praha based art collective, Trafačka, is coming to London in their Temple of Freedom exhibition on the 1st of May. Jodie visited their base earlier in the year and was hugely impressed by the level of creativity on show with every flat wall space covered with one design or another. After this it felt only right that we follow up the visit with an interview with their Artistic Manager and Producer, Blanka, and find out a little about the project and their coming show exhibition.

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Brick Lane in Art: The other side

This is a portrait of a street and an area – as seen by artists, particularly street artists, and others who live and work or even just visit here. Author – Shafiur Rahman – I wanted to shoot a social documentary which would frame the street, its life, and the complex web in which it operates. He wanted to hear the area’s “official” stories. And of course the other side of those stories.

He started filming in the fall of 2009. Seems a long time ago. And so this little trailer is a quiet announcement that they are serious about the final edit now…

Filmed in London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid.

Stunning photo gallery

Thanks to sosm.pl we came across this amazing collection of images of street artists at work. They include Blek Le Rat, Dale Grimshaw, Knowhope, C215, Remed, 3TTMan, David le Fleming, Nathan Bowen, Stik, Indigo, Macay, Grems, Zbiok, Dscreet, Sinboy, Joseph Loughborough, Joe Deane, Ben Slow and others.

Photos by Shafiur Rahman and Harjinder Bahra. Ably assisted by – Parminder Bahra, Dorota Halewska (camera), Brian Peters, Martina Mosna (camera).

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