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“Wipe Out: An Explosition of Invader in Hong Kong”

French mosaicist Invader will be returning to Hong Kong next month for his first ever solo show there.

“Wipe Out” was conceived as a reaction to the artist’s recent negative experiences in the country, when the vast majority of Invader’s public mosaic works in Hong Kong & Kowloon were removed by the Chinese government in 2014 for “safety reasons”.

Refusing to let his global invasion plans be thwarted, Invader’s teamed up with the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation and Le French May for this subsequent event at The Qube, PMQ.

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The exhibition will intersperse recreations of the removed pieces with photos taken of the originals in situ. Mosaics feature dragons, dollar signs and the popular Japanese manga character Doraemon alongside his already familiar 8-bit characters. Excitingly, the artist has created a sculpture in tribute to Hong Kong legend Bruce Lee for the show, and uses LED artworks for the first time in his career.

Attendees can pick up souvenir stickers from custom vending machines at the venue, whilst an accompanying book and “FlashInvaders” app will also be on sale. The app can be used whilst at the exhibition, offering increased immersion and interaction for users. All sales at “Wipe Out” will go to Hong Kong charity Pathfinders.

“Wipe Out: An Explosition of Invader in Hong Kong” will run at The Qube, PMQ from 2 – 17 May.

The Qube
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street
Central
Hong Kong

Dean Zeus Colman – PILLS – Prescription Art

Dean Zeus Colman’s latest exhibition ‘PILLS’ opened recently at Prescription Art in Brighton.

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Following on from recent ‘sweet art’ works, ‘Pills’ will consist of a wall of oversized ecstasy tablets, each with their own distinctive – and authentic – branding. ‘Pills’ explores how adults continue to eat branded sweets – however this time they are looking for a stronger rush than sugar.

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Ben EINE – ‘Hand In Hand’ – ARTSPACE Dubai

Ben EINE recently unveiled his latest mural on the British Embassy, Abu Dhabi in the presence of his excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

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Ahead of his debut solo show in the Gulf region, EINE has created a 40-metre outdoor artwork on the perimeter wall of the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi. In a truly ground-breaking moment for the art scene in the region, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan joined Her Majesty’s Ambassador Philip Parham and British Council Country Director, Marc Jessel to inaugurate the wall, with His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan taking up a spray can for the first time, to personally ‘tag’ the wall.

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Montana Cans presents: Between Street and Art – Miami Art Basel 2014

More and more Street Artists and Graffiti Writers find their way into the professional art world. They create a whole new market that grows with the interests of prominent buyers like Pharell or Swizz Beatz. At the same time these two worlds still seem very seperated and only a view Street-Artists are recognized by the Fine Art scene and galleries. During last years Art Basel week in Miami we met Revok, Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson, talked about their view on their own development and heard some interesting tips to make a career in the art world.

Video Shot by www.marcus-werner.com
Also visit: www.montana-cans.com

SURFACE by Søren Solkær

Danish photographer Søren Solkær has put together one of the finest books of artist portraiture we’ve see in a long time! Featuring over 130 portraits of the worlds leading artists and some of the hottest new talent, this incredible book has everyone from Seen, Dabs Myla, ELLE, Shepard Fairey, Lady Pink, Swoon, Invader, London Police, Vexta and more…

Taken over 3 years, in 13 cities, the book will be launched alongside international exhibitions. We’re pretty excited.

www.sorensolkaer.com

VNA Launch – Subliminal Projects LA

A few shots from Birdman of our LA launch at Subliminal Projects with the Limited Edition VNA 29 by Cleon Peterson, printed by White Duck Screen Print. It was great to see so many awesome people come down, thanks to everyone that passed through and special shouts to Sixpoint Brewery for the delicious beer!

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VNA Goes To LA

VNA Magazine is proud to present the release of the Issue 29 Limited Edition Box Set, featuring artwork from world-renowned artist Cleon Peterson.

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We would be delighted if you could join us to celebrate this release at Subliminal Projects on Saturday 14th February, 6-9pm (It’s Valentines Day, so feel free to bring us flowers and chocolate).

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We will be giving away free copies of the regular issue of VNA 29 as our Valentines gift to the first 100 people to arrive and sharing delicious Sixpoint Brewery beers between 6-9pm.

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Available to buy from the LA Launch, the Box Set features a custom screen-printed box, die-cut sticker set, postcards and hand screen-printed copy of VNA 29, printed at White Duck Screen Print in the UK.

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Each set is individually numbered from an edition of /150 and signed by Peterson, they are available exclusively from the live launches in London and LA, with a small number held back for international release online.

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For more information, please email info@verynearlyalmost.com

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Regular copies of the magazine are also available to buy online now:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

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For more information, follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, all @vnamagazine

POW! WOW! Taipei – Taiwan – 2014

The POW! WOW! team took Taipei by storm at the festival’s Taiwan debut in 2014. Bringing together international and local artists from across the board, street art heavyweights such as Aaron De La Cruz, Apex, Dabs1, INSA, James Jean, Brendan Monroe and Madsteez painted alongside regional talents like Reach, Mr.OGAY, Seazk, Saym, Zishi, Xue and Vita Yang. See it all in action in this video documenting POW! WOW! Taiwan’s quest to paint massive murals and their battles with typhoons.
Directed by Vincent Ricafort.

www.powwowhawaii.com