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.

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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.

The World is My Art Gallery

January 18, 2009 § 1 Comment

JR is only 25 and had shows at the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale. His project Face2Face took his work to eight Israeli and Palestinian cities, where he pasted huge portraits of people from both sides making funny faces. Next stop will be a project in India an Asia.

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