The Games are Open

September 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

August 5, The Games Are Open

Photo by Vancouver Sun

wheatboard announcement

Now that the Games are over The Games are Open can be viewed from Friday, September 10th.

A project by German artists Folke Kobberling and Martins Kaltwasser, this massive sculpture representing a bulldozer is made of 1,000 wheat board panels liberated from the neighbouring 2010 Olympic and Paralympic

Presented by Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. The Games are Open is curated by Barbara Cole and is the second project of When the Hosts Come Home, a series of artists’ works that address issues of sustainability in the development of South East False Creek and will deteriorate gradually, becoming fodder to be offered to the gardens throughout the neighbouring development.

The constructing crew is formed by students of UBC, Emily Carr and Langara.

Favela Painting

June 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn are known as Haas&Hahn. The duo started working together in 2005, when they filmed a documentary for MTV in Rio about hip-hop at favelas. Inspired by that visit, they embarked on a project to bring works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth.

Their most recent work takes the central square of  Santa Marta hill (below) spanning over 34 houses. Their ambition is to paint an entire favela. I am donating to the project here.

click to view large

via It’s Nice That

Poster Art – Jeremy Shaw in Vancouver

August 20, 2009 § Leave a comment

Jeremy Shaw  <i>Something’s Happening Here!</i>  2009  Courtesy Jeremy Shaw and Presentation House Gallery

A boom of construction and architectural development has transformed the Vancouver skyline over the past few months in preparation for the 2010 Olympic Games. Now, Berlin- and Vancouver-based artist Jeremy Shaw aims to enact a different kind of visual transformation in the west coast city’s streets with a year-long public poster project organized by Presentation House Gallery. Comprised of 26 unique posters that are mounted on the city’s telephone poles and construction hoardings every other week, Shaw’s project, aptly titled Something’s Happening Here, pays homage to Vancouver’s last major civic event, Expo 86. Read more on Canadian Art.

Trash Art

February 4, 2009 § 2 Comments

Artist Adrian Kondratowicz came up with a great artsy way to make urban waste more visible and create awareness for that urban environmental issue. Piles of garbage are transformed in sculptures with the participation of residents of city blocks by using biodegradable bright pink waste bags. The projects is called TRASH: anycoloryoulike and the first intervention took place in New York City during the Summer of 2008.

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing the street art category at The Art Monitor.