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WE CREATE LIVE – SHOREDITCH

We Create Live is an on-going series of events that host some of the UK’s most talented artists, showcasing their skills live for the audience to enjoy.

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The next We Create Live event will be held at Kachette, East London, on Wednesday 11th November from 7pm till midnight. Painting live on the night will be:

Miss Led, Kid Acne, Mr Jago, China Mike, O.Two, Florence Blanchard and Ryan Kai

Entry is FREE but strictly limited to guest-list only. Get your free tickets and place on the guest list at www.liquitex.com/wecreatelive

Kachette, 347 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LP

Arkham Knight – Cape & Cowl Exhibition

For those of you who missed it…

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WB Games UK teamed up with twenty of the most exciting contemporary artists and media celebrities to celebrate the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight with a new exhibition reimagining the Caped Crusader’s iconic Cape and Cowl headpiece, running at Kachette, Shoreditch, London back in June.

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Using life-sized replicas of Batman’s famous costume as a blank canvas, each artist and celebrity will produce their own unique interpretation of the Dark Knight’s attire.

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Featuring celebrities from the worlds of TV, film, music and fashion, such as Jonathan Ross, Noel Clarke, Eliza Doolittle and Jodie Kidd and high profile artists such as Nancy Fouts, Lauren Baker, Hayden Kays, Inkie, Pam Glew, INSA, The Connor Brothers, Zeus, Matt Small, Jon Burgerman, Case, CRASH, Cyclops, Kid Acne, Logan Hicks and Pure Evil, the exhibition will run through the launch week of Batman: Arkham Knight.

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Produced and curated by Moniker Projects.

Picture: Tom Dymond/REX Shutterstock

VNA 30 – Limited Edition – Futura Box Set

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VNA 30 is here. This is a landmark issue with an extra special artist for the cover – a true godfather of graffiti, Futura, formerly known as Futura2000. He talks candidly about the stratospheric highs and crushing lows of his dramatic life and career to date.

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As always, VNA have produced a Limited Edition run of screen-printed magazines, lovingly prepared by our friends at White Duck Screen Print and this issue is no exception. Each boxset features Futura’s artwork screen-printed on the box and magazine cover and inside you’ll find included a set of four die-cut stickers and and an exclusive wooden model of Futura tag on Brooklyn Bridge.

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The box sets will be available to buy excusively at the London launch this Thursday 4th June from Great Eastern Bear, 8a Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3NT. We’ll have some complimentary beers from Brooklyn-based brewmasters, Sixpoint, as well as a few select paintings from some of the artists we know and love and some spicy snacks courtesy of Soffle’s Pitta Chips.

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As if all that wasn’t enough, D*face will be painting a billboard to guide you to the event space, supported by our friends at Ironlak and Chrome & Black, and local dancefloor destroyer, LOL Cool J will be spinning tunes to make you move to.

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Lapiztola in London – Democracia Real Ya!

Rosario Martínez Llaguno and Roberto Vega Jiménez make up the Mexican activist art duo, Lapiztola. Recently visiting London, they worked on an exhibition called ‘Democracia real ya!’, meaning ‘real democracy now!’ The exhibition was hosted by Global Justice Now (formerly the World Development Movement) and was held at Rich Mix in Shoreditch. We caught up with the guys at Lapiztola to talk about the project.

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Lie Cheat Steal – Run The Jewels/Tag The Jewels

Invade Tv Productions and Phantoms of Space made us this little behind the scenes flick Run The Jewels’ latest Music Video ‘Lie Cheat Steal’ Directed by Ruff Mercy of My Accomplice, featuring artwork by Onga, Sepr and Jon 5.

Growing up in the 80s, loving all things hip hop… El-P and Killer Mike talk about two elements of the genre; Graffiti and Rap Music and about how much this piece means to them, and the significance of hip hop culture that leads to artist collaborations like this.

Artists Jon 5, Onga and Sepr create an amazing Run The Jewels piece in Shoreditch, London for the music video.

Artists:

Onga: www.instagram.com/ongab
Sepr: www.instagram.com/sepr
Jon 5: www.instagram.com/jon425th

With props to Chrome & Black for paint support.

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Directed by James Sharrock www.facebook.com/jamessharrockphotographer
Edited by Trevor Poulsum www.facebook.com/trevor.poulsum
Camera: James Sharrock and Doug Gillen
Interview by Doug Gillen www.facebook.com/fifthwalltv

You can watch the full music video here:

www.runthejewels.net

www.myaccomplice.co.uk

www.ruffmercy.com

www.invade.tv

Stika – Phwoar Yeah

London-based artist, Josh Stika, aka Stika, has just opened his latest show in London’s Hoxton Hotel. Neon typography is in abundance, heavily influenced by lyrics from ’90s dance tunes. We got a few words from him about his career to date, the haters, ‘selling out’ and who he’d love to work with in the future.

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VNA: So can you tell us a bit more about your new show, where, when, etc?

Stika: The exhibition is at The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch. It launches on the 19th of November is up for 3 months in the build up to the bespoke ‘Stika’ hotel room opening in late January.

As a solo show I aimed to make it as diverse as possible to ensure that anyone visiting doesn’t feel like they’re looking at the same piece/style 30 times over. I dabbled with the idea of a ‘group solo’ show – then I just realised this made it look like I had multiple-personality disorder so I let that one go…

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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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ANYFORTY – CHARITY GROUP SHOW – CALM

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Charity Group Show Supporting CALM “Campaign Against Living Miserably”
24th – 27th July 2014

Opening 6pm Thursday 24th

AnyForty are a British streetwear brand who specialise in artist collaborative products. In their first 6 years they’ve worked with the cream of the crop of contemporary illustrators and artists from around the world. Artists from the likes of Ken Taylor from Melbourne Australia, to 123Klan from Montreal, Canada.

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Pablo Delgado show

If you occasionally stroll the streets of East London or at least flicked through issue 17 of VNA magazine chances are you might be well familiar with minuscule world that Pablo Delgado is the master of.

And so, this Thursday, at Howard Griffin Gallery the Mexican artist presents his latest show entitled EVEN LESS. Delgado is known for abstracting existing images and rearranging them into new surreal scenes and compositions.

The title of the exhibition reflects Delgado’s obsessive focus in minimising and reducing his work to its smallest expression. The constant need to be less reflects the world’s unsustainable requirement for resources and necessities. As a counterpoint to this, minimalism and an emphasis upon negative space become a paramount means of expression.

The upper level of the gallery is delineated into two distinct areas, one containing the other. In both, Delgado investigates the corresponding qualities of negative and positive space present in his work with an installation that gives attention to absence in order to give meaning to presence.

Howard Griffin Gallery
189 Shoreditch High Street
London, E1 6HU
16 May 2014 to 08 Jun 2014
Private view: 6:30PM 15 May