|When it comes to street art, murals, graffiti, and related events around the world last year, the hits just kept on coming!
You may have missed some of the people, thinkers, artists, projects, and community resources that we shared with BSA readers last year. We’re pleased to share with you some of those stories you may overlooked.
|INTI “Stardust” in Naples
|Interview with Brooklyn Street Art
|See the Virtual/Actual Livestream Opening of “Martha Cooper : Taking Pictures” at Urban Nation Museum in Berlin
|Edoardo Tresoldi: Bringing Cathedral Sized Sculptures “Back To Nature” in Rome
|5 Installations in a Clearing: Land Art from Alberonero in Central Italy
|Raul Ayala: Houston Bowery Wall as a Portal
|Gonzalo Borondo and 36 Christ-like Apparitions Displayed in Salamanca, Spain
|The Notorious RBG, Rest in Peace
|Home School Fun : It’s Back to Swoon Time with “Compass” PDF Coloring Book
“We worked with a few artists to make this activity book in response to all the need for home schooling and anyone else who likes to color,” she tells us.
|Late Summer Daffodil Abstractions from Pener in Olsztyn, Poland
|OverUnder Revisits “Red Summer of 1919”, 2020, in Gary Indiana
|Reflecting on Acts of Art, History and Today: “Black Lives Matter” Mural in Manhattan
|Sewing the Walls: Elbi Elem “Gemotrias Variables” in Berga, Catalonia
|John Fekner: Working for “A Change” for Fifty Years
|Replacing Sculpture, Claiming Public Space in Bristol; Marc Quinn & Jen Reid
|“Occupy City Hall” Turns Into “Abolition Park”
|Lady Pink Blossoms in Welling Court Mural Project NYC – 2020
|Seniors Getting Up in Belgrade Add to a Parade of “Granny Graffiti”
|Jim Prigoff / BLM – Dispatch From Oakland
|No Satire, No Sanity: Editorial Cartoons – A Compilation / Dispatch From Isolation # 76
|“I Can’t Breathe!”: Answering the Call with Art on the Streets
|Shepard Fairey Hand-Colored Art in Hands of Essential Workers
The upstate town resident, who is a retired professional advocate for persons with intellectual disabilities in the county, tells us that she created the posters by downloading them from this site last month.
|Oliver Rios Creates Tribute to “Native New Yorker 2020”
|HotTea’s “Perspective” on Jasper Johns and “Flags” on his 90th
|Museum of Graffiti: “Stay Home” Graffiti Coloring Book
They’ve been doing their best to make your quarantine dope! Every week for the last month they’ve been releasing new pages in what will ultimately be the biggest most supercharged graffiti coloring book we’ve seen.
|“The Street Art Manual”; Rebel Artivism and Good Manners with Bill Posters
From Beuys’ practice of ‘social sculpture’ and John Fekner’s blunt upbraiding of urban planning hypocrisies to AIDS activists using street art to shame government homophobia and the paint-bombing of a Mao portrait that led to the arrest and torture of the artists/activists for counter-revolutionary propaganda, he’ll give you a solid foundation on precedence for this rebellious art life in “The Street Art Manual.”
The same can be said of the Berlin creative laboratory YES, AND … productions (YAP), and their forward-thinking cultural partners at the newly mobile Museum of Now (MON). Together they are presenting new ways of bringing art to the people.
|Workers, and Loose Regulatory Environments : Brazil’s Mundano and “Operários de Brumadinho’’
It involves taking advantage of a monstrous shock to our social and economic system while we are too preoccupied to stop them. People behind corporations actually “game” the future like this – methodically planning to force through changes to society that they always wanted but couldn’t find an acceptable justification for while you were looking. A crime committed right under your nose – while you are worrying about losing your job or paying your rent or your grandma getting sick from Covid-19.
|Escif Burns in Empty València Public Square: “This Too Shall Pass”
|Icy & Sot say “Our House Is On Fire!
Conversely, conceptual art may prove to be an effective messenger of the immediacy and danger that we are presented with during this quickly maturing threat to life and quality of life called Climate Change.
|The Ever-Changing Happy Chaos of Graffiti in the Bathroom
|ROA and Martha Cooper in Puerto Rico: Dispatches from the Island
|Berlin Ads Are Up in Arms
|Vandalizing Vandalism on Hosier Lane in Melbourne
|Sickid Paints a Sun-Melted Mind Tableau in Wynwood, Miami
|Dont Fret BK Studio Visit/BedStuy Art Residency: Sausages, Lotto Cards, and “Springfield, Springfield!”
“Whoever is saying that clearly has the luxury to do so. Look at our cities,” he says.
|Bordalo II Builds “Trash Animals” in Northern Norway
|Giacomo RUN x Basik Wrestle with the Renaissance and Modern Economics in Florence
|Youthful Voices of Baghdad: Stencils of Protest by Street Artist Sajjad Abbas
|Australian Street Art Burns PM Scott Morrison, Coal, in Light of Popular Disgust
|Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Forests, and Indigenous People in Focus at COP25 in Madrid
“With an image of the world as the iris,” he says, “This mural has an artistic focal point that symbolizes the values set forth at the COP25 conference being held in Madrid.”