Over 60 internationally recognised street & visual artists including Hyuro, Escif, David De La Mano and Robert Montgomery have taken part in the world’s first coordinated ad takeover in 12 countries as part of #SubvertTheCity – a week of creative action that saw artists and the public imagining a world beyond consumerism. The artworks installed in advertising spaces share images and ideas of hope & solidarity in order to challenge the politics of fear and division that is gripping western societies.
Thanks to The Powers That Be, we managed to
sneak into get a VIP tour of Dismaland at the weekend. This is what it looked like…
Henrik Haven recently took a trip to Ernest Zacharevic’s studio in Penang to snap some shots of him and Martin Whatson working on a new series of collaboration pieces for the Different Strokes group show.
Different strokes is a large group show curated by Giancarlo Petrucci (Graffiti Prints) in conjunction with Hin Bus Depot, which features new work by Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Sandra Chevrier (Canada), Icy and Sot (Iran/NYC), Martin Whatson (Norway), Beejoir (UK), Alexface (Thailand), BON (Thailand), Snik (UK), Nafir (Iran), Sabek (Spain), Levalet (France), Roamcouch (Japan) and Gabriel Pitcher (UK) – more coverage of that coming soon!
We caught up with Aussie artist, Antony Lister, prior to the launch of his new book for a chat about how fucked the world is right now. To celebrate, we’re offering a signed copy to the person who posts the best anti-war image on Instagram, with the tags #verynearlyalmost and #nowarlister. We’ll decide the winner on the 15th November.
More jump off after the jump off…
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From the cradle of civilisation comes some pretty rad art.
It’s fresh but obvious influences of western culture are clearly visible. I personally like some of tag work in the video as well as Rainy Day for The Son by A1one – a stencil of a boy with umbrella standing underneath a dripping speech cloud of his mum. Many works feel very politically motivated where some simply express the need of beauty in urban environment.
I’m trying to avoid any patronising tone of voice but this scene feels like something I did’t expect to see. Here in the West all hear in the news about current affairs in Iran and often have certain set of mind. I very much hope this is the beginning of something good.
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