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Ganzeer’s Graphic Novel Imagines a “Solar Grid”

Posted on July 28, 2016

The Solar Grid is a serialized sci-fi graphic novel in 9 parts by Ganzeer, the Egyptian Street Artist whose work on the streets during the Arab Spring caused him to fear for his safety, escaping to the US and in the process garnering press.

His work as an artist or course continues and this summer he is promoting his illustrated vision of a future based on his observations of the present wholesale consolidation and hoarding of planetary resources and the accompanying interruptions in our fundamental natural systems.

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Ganzeer. The Solar Grid. Photo still from the video.

“The concept of the Aswan dam is controlling a central natural resource. I figured if I was to apply it to the whole planet, that resource is obviously the sun. That’s what we see in the future with the two kids. As the sun sets, the solar grid automatically turns on and turns off as soon as the sun rises again,” he tells David Batty in The Guardian, as he describes the story that unfolds in chapters.

The next chapter is released in August, which is also when the list of artists participating in Magic City in Dresden will be released. We can happily tell you the Ganzeer is one of the them.

Learn more about The Solar Grid HERE.

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Ganzeer. The Solar Grid. Photo still from the video.

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Ganzeer. The Solar Grid. Photo still from the video.

Ganzeer: The Solar Grid. Trailer

Pixel Pancho Soars into Future Past with UN One Wall Project

Posted on July 27, 2016

A quick shot from photographer Nika Kramer here in Berlin from Italy’s PixelPancho as part of the One Wall project in Tegel series. Part of the Urban Nation initiative, the new mural dips into is a memory of future past, as is his custom, and a stunning addition to the collection of works the group has brought so far to these neighborhoods.

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Pixel Pancho. One Wall Project. Art Park Tegel Series. UrbanNation Museum For Urban Contemporay Art. Berlin. (photo © Nika Kramer)

BSA is excited to be here is Berlin with UN for the final installment of Project M – a wide ranging and inclusive series of installations from many curators and artists over the past three years, seeding the ground for the new Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art, opening Mid 2017. This week you will see new works from Faith 47, JAZ (Franco Fasoli), 2501, Axel Void, Speto, Panmela Castro (Anarkia), Olek, Nunca, and Robosexi – and surely a few more – as Marina Bortoluzzi and Marcelo Pimentel of Instagrafite curate PM/10.

We’ll see you at the opening hopefully! Please come by, we’d love to meet you!

 

Strøk Windmilling in the Windy City of Hsinchu 新竹市 (Taiwan)

Posted on July 26, 2016

You know how to do windmills right?

Here Norway’s Strok brings them to a wall at Hsinchu International Land Art Festival in this Taiwanese city known for being very windy. He’s been experimenting with perspectives and angles on the figure and here he brings the classic bboy move to the wall to defy gravity and fly through the air.

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Strøk. Hsinchu International Land Art Festival. Taiwan. July 2016. (photo © Strøk)

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Strøk. Hsinchu International Land Art Festival. Taiwan. July 2016. (photo © Strøk)

Strøk had some help from a lift operator while painting who had to take a break periodically to check on a very fine feathered friend. “He rescued a small baby sparrow that had fallen out of its nest during the recent typhoon,”  Strøk says of his new friend. “He kept it in a nest in a basket inside his operator hut and was feeding it at regular intervals.”

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Strøk. Hsinchu International Land Art Festival. Taiwan. July 2016. (photo © Strøk)

It is Now Cool to Paint A School Building in Torino.

Posted on July 25, 2016

Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus

Somewhere along the way it has become normal for kids to paint on their school building.

It may be further evidence that the mural movement inspired by the Street Art movement which was inspired by the lawless chaos of graffiti is making art on school buildings cool again. Schools are typically resistant to any artistic incursion to their bland facades.

But there is a sea-change in opinion about public art thanks to the hoodlums who have been re-claiming public space for art all these years, including graffiti writers, D.I.Y. kids, punks, art school students and thoughtful incisive academics. In fact it was students who helped paint this school – something kids are traditionally suspended from school for doing.

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Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus. Liceo Regina Margherita. Torino, Italy. (photo © Mr. Fijodor)

“The power of the students’ suggestions as well as the inspiring functionalism of the Bauhaus gave birth to the project for the building’s facade – this allowed a harmonic dialog with the rationalist architecture that characterizes the building,” say the organizers, Il Cerchio e Le Gocce, a cultural association, founded in Torino in 2001.

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Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus. Liceo Regina Margherita. Torino, Italy. (photo © Mr. Fijodor)

They say on their website that their work is rooted in underground culture, street art and graffiti-writing. Over the last years they have brought many artists to legal walls in Torino including Aryz, Blu, Etnik, Satone, Zedz, Erosie and Dare.

One commenter on Street Art Tourino’s instagram was not impressed however: “honestly I would have expected more, and certainly other colors, bolder (such as purple, yellow, orange etc. ..) would have made the most eye-catching exterior …”.

Nothing that couldn’t be fixed by a few throwups and bubble tags, right?

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Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus. Liceo Regina Margherita. Torino, Italy. (photo © Mr. Fijodor)

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Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus. Liceo Regina Margherita, Torino. Italy. (photo © Mr. Fijodor)

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Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus. Liceo Regina Margherita. Torino, Italy. (photo © Mr. Fijodor)

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Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus. Liceo Regina Margherita. Torino, Italy. (photo © Mr. Fijodor)

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Il Cerchio e Le Gocce in collaboration with Fondazione Contrada Onlus. Liceo Regina Margherita. Torino, Italy. (photo © Mr. Fijodor)

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