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BSA Film Friday: 10.04.19

BSA Film Friday: 10.04.19

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :
1. Gross Domestic Product – Banksy
2. New Stop Animation Project from Caledonia Curry AKA Swoon.
3. Henry Chalfant “Art vs Transit 1977-1987” Bronx Museum of the Arts
4. Street Art Summer Round-Up – 2019 from Fifth Wall TV / Doug Gillen

BSA Special Feature: Gross Domestic Product – Banksy

The doublespeak of Banksy very effectively demanded a whirlwind of media attention in the art/Street Art world once again this week. The anti-capitalist launched a full street-side exhibition while his personal/anonymous brand benefitted by the new record auction price of 9.9 million pounds with fees for one of his works depicting a “Devolved Parliament” full of apes – precisely during the height of inpending Brexit hysteria.

Gross Domestic Product / Banksy Installation. Video Courtesy Ash Versus


New Stop Animation Project from Caledonia Curry AKA Swoon.

Street Artist Swoon (Caledonia Curry) has been pushing her creative limits in a medium she is not known for, and the results are exhilarating.

Facing a backlog of fears and eager to go out of her comfort zones of that include linotype printing and wheat-pasting on the street – and the many projects building community – her last two years of study in stop animation are ready to be seen. Present her narrative practice and character in a surprising new way, Swoon takes chances bravely, and is ready to share her new work.

Her new exhibition with Jeffery Deitch is coming up in New York – but today we offer a sneak peek of what the deep diving Swoon has discovered.

Henry Chalfant “Art vs Transit 1977-1987” Bronx Museum of the Arts

Its here and the reviews have been glowing. One of the originals in documenting and providing platforms to artists and participants of art on the streets and trains, Henry Chalfant is please to present an impressive retrospective through next spring at Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Street Art Summer Round-Up – 2019 from Fifth Wall TV / Doug Gillen

Hop into the Doug soup of insight, mangled pronunciation and zealous fannery for projects and Street/public art concepts he wants you to remember from this summer.

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A Top Exhibition for ’14 on HuffPost: Swoon’s “Submerged Motherlands”

A Top Exhibition for ’14 on HuffPost: Swoon’s “Submerged Motherlands”

Street Artist Swoon’s show at the Brooklyn Museum was named in the recent The 15 Best Art Exhibitions Of 2014 listing on The Huffington Posts Arts & Culture page. We’re excited that our article, the first in the major press to be published about the exhibition, is sighted for the story. Here is the original article,

‘Swoon: Submerged Motherlands,’ A Tree Grows in the Brooklyn Museum

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There’s No Place Like Swoon For The Holidays

There’s No Place Like Swoon For The Holidays

Going to Swoons studio in Brooklyn for a piece of blueberry pie and a cup of hot cider on a windy and rainy grey day is sort of like going home for the holidays. There are so many familiar faces here, printed and hand colored, like the ones you have seen in decaying doorways and on weathered walls around your city for years. Many have faded with time and the rays of the sun bleaching them opaque, the wind and rain battering and peeling them off in pieces. Here their faces are clear and their lined expressions, contoured hands, and personal stories are vibrant once again – here are your old friends in full regalia, happy to have you nearby to keep them company.

Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

As you walk gently passed the 3 people on their knees pressing large sheets of translucent paper onto a freshly inked 6’x 8’ linotype carving and are careful to duck behind one drying piece hung from above to dry, you may strike up a conversation with a tall handsome woman named Tennesee with dangling earrings, or ask a round-faced lad about the tinfoil and craft paper boat he’s just made in Swoon’s ad hoc workshop – and learn the name of the Lego captain he’s made to guide the vessel.

Swoon. A detail of the lino cut for “Neenee, Braddock” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The double height factory loft ceiling, peeling brick walls, flat files, buckets of tools, and long work tables piled with cookies and bagels feel like a welcoming place, and Swoon invites you to help with the lino printing or to pick up and inspect still-damp portions of a sculpture she’s made recently. If there was a fire place crackling under a limestone arch of a high-collared violinist suddenly pirouetted out from behind a pile  of reclaimed wood and began playing Christmas hymns, you wouldn’t be surprised. In this most sacred place, an artists’ studio, it feels like home.

Swoon. An assistant firmly but gently rubs a soft cloth on the paper to get the image transferred from the lino cut onto the paper.  (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. “Neenee, Bradock”. The results on paper. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. A detail of the lino cut for “Neenee, Bradock” (photo © Jaime Rojo

Swoon. The sheet of the freshly printed paper (seen here on the reverse) being pulled up from the lino cut on the floor. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. Printed details of “Neenee, Braddock” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon “Neenee, Braddock” in the wild on the streets of Brooklyn. The background is by a different artist and was there prior to wheat paste. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon studio. A young visitor shows a boat and plane just completed. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon covers the world. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Swoon (photo © Jaime Rojo)

PLEASE DONATE to Swoons new project building shelter for people in Haiti. Your donation will bring protection and cover to families. Please click HERE to learn more and see a video about this important work. Thank you.

 

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