Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
1. Guido Van Helten – L’attesa – (The Wait) – 2017
2. “Spaciba” INO in Athens, Greece.
3. TrueSchool Hall of Fame via Dope Cans
BSA Special Feature: Guido Van Helten – L’attesa – (The Wait) – 2017
Today we look back a couple of years to a massive yet poignant project from artist Guido van Helten in Ragusa, Sicily where he honors the history of a modern place and an age-old practice of youth finding their own significant part of a city to meet up and socialize casually. Part of the third edition of FestiWall, a public art festival, he photographed friends and invited them to write their names in aerosol along the base of a wall while he painted their portraits above on a lift.
“It’s very much an expression of the young people and it is their space,” he says.
“I invited the class who I took photos of to write their names all along the base of that wall. It was a good symbol of them taking back the wall in that space.The wall is a popular space where people come to hang out so there is an energy in that wall and in energy of that space which I really enjoyed”
Guido Van Helten – L’attesa – (The Wait) – 2017
“Spaciba” INO in Athens, Greece.
Accessing a difficult wall using only rope suspension, INO paints this Athens mural of young girl with a big hammer. He says it is a symbol of ” a new generation breaking barriers of equality.”
TrueSchool Hall of Fame via Dope Cans
A short Hall of Fame video with writers from Wrocław, Poland featuring Dope Cans Classic & Dope The Wall