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.
VNA favourite featured artist Invader is returning to Paris for his first show in the French capital since 2011 and invading the Musee en Herbe as his playground for an exhibition titled Hello, My Game is….
Featuring over 100 new works, the show retraces his inspirations from the infamous arcade games like Pac-Man and Q*bert and characters from children’s animation including the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Miyazaki’s Ponyo. Visitors from all ages could discover and rediscover and play with the videogames.
A control board with interactive world map highlights all the 67 invaded cities across the past 20 years as well as life size ‘alias’ mosaics.
Entering the Rubikcubism room, visitors discover footage from 80’s Rubik Cubes competitions and a series of Disney characters like tiger Shere Khan from the Jungle Book, or Peter Pan. This particular work is made from 1,320 Rubik’s Cubes making it his largest such piece to date. Children and fans can recreate their own 8-bits mosaics on a ‘pixel’ magnet wall.
Entering the top level of the exploration game, visitors can enjoy the series of masks used during Invader’s streets interventions and have a glimpse of the artist’s studio.
We are pleased to see that Invader is wearing the limited edition collaborative scarf and some nice gems to be found in his studio.
The exhibition is very playful and aims to engage with the inner children within us all.
Invader explains – ‘I have myself often drawn inspiration from the world of childhood. Besides, who other than an adult with a child’s soul could devote his life to invading the world with video game characters? Also, this exhibition is very close to my heart because children represent the future. Education and dialogue with children are the key to a good future for humanity and tomorrow’s world.’
A 40-page book containing games and stickers published by Casterman also accompany the exhibition.
Hello My Game is…
26 Jan – 3 Sept 2017
From Monday to Sunday (10am to 7pm; 9pm on Thursdays)
23 rue de l’Arbre-Sec, 75001 Paris.
Photo credit: Butterfly Art News
French artist Lek, member of the DMV crew, known for his exploration of the graffiti letters and abstract forms, is returning to Paris for his solo show at Galerie 42b. On 3rd November the artist will present a series of works on canvas painted during his one year residency at the prestigious French Academy in Rome at the villa Medici.
Colette is pleased to present My Eye On You, a series of new works by the UK based artist duo Kai & Sunny. It will be their 1st solo exhibition at the gallery after solo shows in London,New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will release a new print edition, available for purchase at the opening reception.
It has been just over two years since we last caught up with stencilling aficionado duo Snik, but now we are back again to find out more about their brand new collaborative exhibition with Norwegian fellow stencil artist Martin Whatson. “Affinity” combines the dual disciplines of graff’ writing and stencil, across a variety of both new and old compositions, into an entirely new body of both individual and collaborative work which goes on show at the Modus Art Gallery in Paris. Continue Reading →
Beginning his journey as a conventional artist in 1999, James Reka – aka RekaOne – is an Australian-born artist, currently living in Berlin. In September 2015, the Parisians familiar with the M.U.R. on Oberkampf Street saw him working on site and discovered his colorful world. That summer, he also produced a 30-meter-high mural painting, in the 13th District of Paris, which can even be seen from the Périphérique.
From 26th of March through 9th of May 2016 Lebenson gallery in Paris will be showing a solo show by Felipe Pantone. Spanish/Argentinian graffiti artist who successfully transfered his futuristic vibrant hi tech style onto a canvas and paper will be showing a new body of work titled “Data Smog”.
As one of the cutting edge urban / street artists out there, Pantone is fusing graffiti, typography and abstraction into a recognizable visual language bursting with ultra-modern aesthetics. Inspired by the technology and information that is influencing and changing our world and society by the minute, the idea of this show is to present the copious amounts of data that accumulates around the world. Though physically invisible and intangible, the artists depicts this “noxious muck and druck of the Information age” through vivid spectrum, highly evolved geometric shapes and rendered dimensional objects. For this show he produced 8 canvases (mostly square shaped), and 4 black and white pieces on paper.
FWTV and VNA Magazine took a jaunt across the water to link up with our friends 123Klan and DC Shoes and celebrate the launch of an exciting new collaboration in Paris.
VNA and Fifth Wall TV took a little jaunt over to see 123Klan in Paris for their exhibition and latest capsule collab with DC at DC’s Hub – check out the exhibition there if you’re in town at 15 Rue Montorgueil 75001 Paris.
DC and 123Klan have kindly given us a signed t-shirt and snapback for one lucky fan to take home. Simple head over to our instagram to check out the competition! @vnamagazine
Here’s some snaps by Sofia Nebiolo & Christophe Victoor of the how the night went down (at least, the bits we’re allowed to share anyway…) Watch out for interview and videos coming from Fifth Wall soon…
Woohoo! We’re heading over to Paris with Fifth Wall TV for the launch of the 123Klan exhibition at DC shoes’ The HUB project space tonight from 6:30pm at 15 rue Montorgueil, 75001 Paris. Come and join us for a beer!