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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.

Presenting VNA Issue 22

Very Nearly Almost is here with its twenty-second issue bursting full of interviews with some of the most talented artists from around the world. This issue features Vhils (Alexandre Farto) on the cover, an artist we have been desperate to feature in VNA for a while now. With a stunning street art technique, unlike anyone else in the world, it’s hard not to want to know more about the artist who actually chisels off plaster on walls to create images and portraits.

VNA 22 not only features the technical wizardry of Vhils but also the work of American 3D woodwork artist AJ Fosik who creates striking and unique pieces, as well as geometric madness from Moneyless. We’re also lucky enough to feature some great graffiti in this issue from the UK’s finest, Tizer fresh from his first London solo show and Soker from Bristol. Eager to cover the best of what we have to offer in Britain we also caught up with long time VNA friend Miss Led and took a visit to her studio to capture her at work. We also spoke to Vexta from Australia who is flying the flag for female artists everywhere, iconic imagery based Cryptik and American design extraordinaire Blaine Fontana. As if our pages weren’t bursting with enough colour we also spoke to Look from The Weird Crew, large scale Polish graffiti crew ETAM, Cranio from Brazil and illustrator Husk Mit Navn. We’ve got a street section jam-packed full of images from Copenhagen, Buenos Aires and London, products from The Candy Store and a great little selection of the latest books.

VNA 22 is available with two alternative covers; one is exclusive to our web store and subscribers, while the other is available through our network of stockists. Pre-orders will be available in our shop from 2pm GMT on Friday 12th April and will all come with a limited edition postcard, these will be sent out on Thursday 18th April.

We will be celebrating the release of this issue at The Outsiders gallery, Greek St on 18th April where drink will be provided by Desperados. Screen-printed copies of the magazine with artwork designed by Vhils will be available to buy in limited edition packs on the night, these will come with a screen printed envelope and four limited edition postcards. You will also be able to purchase both covers of the magazine and any back issues. Cash only.

Another 20 of these will be available through our online lottery for those unable to make the launch, please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on 18th April to register your interest.

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