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Images of the Week 09.25.11

Posted on September 25, 2011

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Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring: XAM, JR, El Sol 25, NohJColey, Mint & Serf, PEZ, Leo Kuelbs, Michael Mut, MTM, DGa, SX2BU, G2R, JOX, ONU.

brooklyn-street-art-xam-jaime-rojo-09-11-web-12Street Artist XAM is participating in this year’s DUMBO Art Festival taking place this weekend in the Brooklyn riverfront neighborhood called DUMBO. The annual art festival champions a huge public art element, with installations and projections in the street, in tunnels, on bridges, – and always contains a mix of sanctioned and unsanctioned art that blur the distinct lines of your position as a spectator or participant. With or without an official map to guide your feet, pedestrians can freely explore and stumble upon small thoughtful pieces and huge mind-bending light projections, conceptual mind candy, social commentary, and political screeds. Together with Art In Odd Places and Bring to Light Nuit Blanche NYC 2011 next weekend, it looks like New York is actively courting art in the streets this Fall – not to mention the street theater and artful costumes and signage playing out live in the “Occupy Wall Street”demonstrations.  The DUMBO  festival will run until today, Sunday September 25.

We’ve been tracking XAM’s work for quite a while now, and for those still not familiar with XAM’s work he custom designs and builds eco friendly birds houses that he calls CSD Dwelling and Feeding Units. He places the custom architecture units on signage high were birds can take shelter, careful not to damage property and yet provide a very stylish resting place.  Stay tuned for an upcoming studio visit and interview with XAM.  (photo above © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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XAM paired a Feeding Unit with one of his “Your Ad Here” miniature billboards.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Jaye Moon. Lego Tree House in DUMBO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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French Street Artist and Ted Prize winner JR continues his “Inside Out Project” where ordinary citizens in neighborhoods all around the world submit photographs to the artist which his team then prints and send back for the people to install them themselves. Here is the installation in DUMBO.   (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR Inside Out Project. DUMBO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR Inside Out Project. DUMBO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR Inside Out Project. DUMBO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click HERE for our Bronx Inside Out Project.

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Leo Kuelbs Collections: “Immersive Surfaces” projections on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage and Archway. DUMBO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Michael Mut “Murdered #216” from his 9/11 installations “Still Counting”. DUMBO (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MTM, DG6, SX2BU, G2R, JOX, ONU DUMBO installation. A commentary on the mortgage and financial crisis in the USA, the message is a corollary to those of marches going on just across the river in Lower Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MTM, DG6, SX2BU, G2R, JOX, ONU DUMBO installation. A commentary on the mortgage and financial crisis in the USA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MTM, DG6, SX2BU, G2R, JOX, ONU DUMBO installation. Jeez, these emoticon fellas sure look happy. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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MTM, DG6, SX2BU, G2R, JOX, ONU DUMBO installation. A commentary on the mortgage and financial crisis in the USA. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Mint and Serf Love You. DUMBO installation. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey in Williamsburg. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey in Williamsburg. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NohJColey in Williamsburg. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Swemz. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25 in Williamsburg. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Brooklyn Bridge. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click on the link below for a complete sechedule of events and locations for the DUMBO Arts Festival:

http://dumboartsfestival.com/

Click on the link below for more information regarding “Still Counting”:

http://www.stillcounting.net/

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