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BSA Film Friday: 07.02.21

BSA Film Friday: 07.02.21

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

Now screening:
1. HEREDITAS – Gonzalo Borondo
2. HOTTEA “Aaron.” Wooden Walls Project. Asbury Park, NJ.
3. DRAGON76 “COEXIST” Video by Tost Films

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BSA Special Feature: HEREDITAS – Gonzalo Borondo

A companion video to his exhibition project Hereditas at The Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art artist Gonzalo Borondo reveals the complexity of his intervention here.

Its aim is to question the past on the basis of present presuppositions, in particular, to recognize the museum as a place to preserve our cultural heritage for future generations and to show art’s amazing capacity to bring back to life objects that have lost their original purpose. In addition, it pays tribute to nature as the foundation of culture and inspiration of art and religious symbols.”

HOTTEA “Aaron”. Wooden Walls Project. Asbury Park, NJ.

Back with his second installation in this historic and tourist town of Asbury, HOTTEA dances with the breezes of the sea.

DRAGON76 “COEXIST” Video by Tost Films

A fresh piece in Jersey City by Dragon76, the folks at Tost Films offer an up close view of the work in progress.

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Dragon 76 “Coexist” Theme for Jersey City Mural Festival 2021

Dragon 76 “Coexist” Theme for Jersey City Mural Festival 2021

Japan-born Queens-based muralist Dragon 76 admires New York, where he has lived for the last five years, because of its diversity and inclusiveness, among other things. As a result, his artworks often gravitate toward a similar theme as he has worked his way from being a graffiti artist from Shiga to being a musician and a commercial graphic artist and muralist. For the Jersey City Mural Festival, Dragon 76 focused on persons of various identities and genders playing music, a piece he calls “Coexist.”

Dragon 76. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76, assistant and pizza. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76. Jersey City Mural Festival 2021. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Film Friday: 06.04.21

BSA Film Friday: 06.04.21

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

Now screening:
1. Homily to Country by Artist JR
2. Jersey City Artists at Work Painting for the first Mural Festival Here

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BSA Special Feature: Homily to Country by Artist JR

“We must throw off the chains of corporatization to save us all,” is the last statement in this narrative about historical, cultural and natural resources being stolen. His statement could have started with that.

Maybe JR will make a project about fairly taxing the rich next.

Jersey City Artists at Work Painting for the first Mural Festival Here

Two homemade videos below of a handful of the participating artists at work in their murals this week for the inaugural edition of the Jersey City Mural Festival.

See the action with Dragon76, José Mertz, L’Amour Supreme, Boy Kong, and Kirza Lopez in action at Mana Contemporary Complex.

Elle, Queen Andrea and Beau Stanton at the Ice Factory Complex

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Jersey City Mural Festival Cracks Open Summer Skies in MANA Style

Jersey City Mural Festival Cracks Open Summer Skies in MANA Style

After a lot of planning and with great fanfare Jersey City is launching its inaugural mural festival and BSA is proud to bring it to you as media partner – and we are excited to see familiar and new local talent take over walls in grand style.

Jose Mertz. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

After hosting an open call for local artists of all disciplines and aesthetic approach, organizers MANA Public Arts and Jonathan Levine worked with the Jersey City Mural Arts Program to put together a deep field of talents that will impress in its quality and diversity – that’s our prediction anyway.

Jose Mertz. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Jose Mertz. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Since this weekend is the official unveiling to the public, we found a number of artists laboring on walls this week in preparation – and here are process shots as some of the pieces are already taking form.

L’Amour Supreme. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
L’Amour Supreme. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

From old skool graff writers turned fine artists like John Crash Matos, to early street art takeover artist and pop wiseguy Ron English, to the cherished and polished vernacular of Queen Andrea, to the pop-surrealist Dasic Fernandez who’s been crushing it for the last decade all over New York, this marquee is immediately full of heavy hitters you’ll recognize.

L’Amour Supreme. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We’re also happy to see serious current talents on the roster; you’ll see they’ve invited many of the newest names and hybrid specialists you have been getting familiar with on the street. Considering the work from just the first two days we can say that straight out of the gate, this show rocks already.

Dragon76. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon76. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon76. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Boy Kong and Kirza Lopez. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Boy Kong and Kirza Lopez. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Boy Kong and Kirza Lopez. Jersey City Mural Festival. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

To learn more about the Jersey City Mural Festival click HERE

Artists include:

The Jersey City Mural Festival is presented by Mana Public Arts and the Jersey City Mural Arts Program (JCMAP) in partnership with Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in strict adherence with the reopening guidelines set by the State of New Jersey, all aspects of the 2021 Jersey City Mural Festival will be executed with strict COVID-19 protocols and social distancing. In addition the many of the events and works will be made available online to allow for virtual participation.

Dates and Hours of Operation

Saturday, June 5 from 12-8 PM
Sunday, June 6 from 12-7 PM

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Stop Asian Hate – Video With 6 Steps You Can Take on the Street

Stop Asian Hate – Video With 6 Steps You Can Take on the Street

On a day where we are all reeling from a public display of violence this week toward a 65-year-old Asian New Yorker on her way to church, we reiterate what the street artists are telling us – “Stop Asian Hate.” More upsetting than the violence was the seeming apathy of some toward it – and they should feel ashamed for not helping.

We know that our individual actions speak louder than words. Don’t stand by and feel helpless when you see someone being abused! You can help! It’s everyone’s responsibility to do whatever we can to stop the hate.

HekTad (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Peter Paid NYC in collaboration with The L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dragon 76 in collaboration with East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks

Hearts NY (photo © Steven P. Harrington)
Adrian Wilson in collaboration with the L.I.S.A. Project NYC. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dwei (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Images Of The Week: 07.29.18

BSA Images Of The Week: 07.29.18

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Here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring 1UP Crew, Amanda Browder, Antennae, City Kitty, Dirt Worship, Dragon76, Jason Naylor, LMNOPI, London Kaye, Makatron, Sheyro, The Yok, and Trap.

Amanda Browder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Amanda Browder (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Jason Naylor (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

City Kitty (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dragon76 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

1UP Crew (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Antennae (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Trap (photo © Jaime Rojo)

London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

London Kaye (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Unidentied artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Makatron for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The Yok & Sheryo (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Dirt Worship (photo © Jaime Rojo)

LMNOPI (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. July 2018 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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