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BSA Film Friday: 05.31.13

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

Now screening: Las Calles Hablan : Street Art in Barcelona, RONZO Goes pre-historic with Skatersaurus, SAMO© by Aaron Rose and Thomas McMahan.

BSA Special Feature:
Las Calles Hablan : Street Art in Barcelona

“Las Calles Hablan is a story about discovering a hidden world, an extraordinary subculture and the struggle between an artistic community painting for freedom of expression and an increasingly restrictive dogmatic government,” says Justin Donlon as he speaks about this hour long documentary he made with Silvia Vidal Muratori and Katrine Knauer.

An educational and unpretentious study of the spectrum of Street Artists and techniques currently at play in Barcelona, the team traces  the scene through personal observations and their network of local and international artists, local gallerists, and their connections globally via the Internet.


The film traces the trajectory from the Street Art/graffiti’s emergence at the end of the 70s following the Franco dictatorship and the rise of international hip-hop culture through the 90s into a sort of freewheeling golden era in the early 2000s. It also explains the current unease with the city, the professionalizing of the artists through a growing gallery practice, and the collaborative initiatives of some community leaders with artists.

Taking a straightforward documentary approach, the motivations and inspirations of current artists on the scene are presented without much of the exaggerated myth-making that more commercial hype vehicles often contain. Included in the examination are how community and local citizens and authorities have taken a constructive role in facilitating space and opportunities for some artists here and elsewhere, while the definition and appetite for illegal work ebbs and flows.

Featured artists:Zosen, Mina Hamada, Kenor, Kram, El Xupet Negre, Debens, Fert, Dase, SM172, Ogoch, Kafre, Aleix Gordo, Meibol, Eledu, C215, H101, Miss Van, Btoy, El Arte Es Basura, Konair, Gola, Vinz.

(Image above a screenshot of Vinz © Las Calles Hablan)

RONZO Goes pre-historic with Skatersaurus

A quickie with RONZO, who quickly demos how his latest charactor, the Skatersaurus, is created and installed.

SAMO© – Jean-Michel Basquiat
By Aaron Rose and Thomas McMahan

An electric train switch clicking and collaged short of distressed city clips paying homage to the free floating and cryptic phraseology of Basquiat as his street writing alter ego SAMO© . This new video directed by Aaron Rose and Thomas McMahan is a thrill cut to a New York graffiti era ever more cast in amber, a choppy popping scratching archival image soaked indictment/celebration of conformist chaotic consumerist culture and the struggle to pay the bills, backed by a mechanical nihlist beat you can pop and lock to while name-dropping like Fab Five Freddy.  Don’t push me cause I’m close to the Vogue.

Music by N.A.S.A. featuring Kool Kojak, Money Mark and Fab Five Freddy
Animations by Maya Erdelyi and Alexis Ross

 

 

 

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BSA Film Friday: 02.15.13

 

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

Now screening: Miss Van in São Paulo, Ronzo and “Roachio”, and David Gouny: Gouny the Froggy and his Polaroid 1000

 

BSA Special Feature:

Miss Van in São Paulo, Brazil

“I’m trying to find a way to do painting the same way I would do a throw up.”

“I’m over sensitive and I have to use it somehow.”

In this film by Dscreet the Street Artist and fine artist Miss Van shares some insight of her personal approach to her fwork, her roots in graffiti, and her feelings about getting up in the street.

Ronzo and “Roachio”

A short time-lapse of Ronzo on a rooftop in East London doing a painting of his cockroach character “Roachio”.

David Gouny: Gouny the Froggy and his Polaroid 1000

Parisian Street Artist and performance artist David Gouny also creates a bloated form of sculpture and costume – mirroring the full-figured roundness of his ladies on the street. In this brief vignette we see him as frog, taking his polaroid camera to the park to do some photography.

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Fun Friday 02.10.12

1. Giants Fans in Manhattan Streets (VIDEO)
2. “F*ck Art” at Museum of Sex
3. CASA DE EMPENO at Anonymous (Mexico City)
4. “Love & Hate” Group Show at Stolen Space (London)
5. CREEPY at Okazi Gallery (Berlin)
6. Chris Stain and H. Veng Smith at C.A.V.E. Gallery (Los Angeles)
7. Winter Group Show at White Walls Gallery (San Francisco)
8. Zes and Retna new show “Excavated Revelations”
9. German duo Herakut paint a mural at Big Art Labs (VIDEO)

Giants Fans in Manhattan Streets (VIDEO) Weeeeeeeee are the CHAMPEEEEENSSSS

Streets in Manhattan were bloated with about a million crazy football fans this week as the Superbowl-winning New York Giants had a parade and almost everybody skipped school and work to go see their heroes. Office workers literally dumped garbage cans of shredded paper out the window en masse while fans poured into the city from every direction, including nearby states, to roar as the players rode by. Some people were well behaved, but they were hard to see or hear because of all the hooligans raising holy hell. Here’s a video taste of it –  some seriously funny sh*t. Watch out for unbridled testosterone fueled aggression, swear words and Giants inspired freestylin. NSFW, but okay for the street.

F*ck Art at Museum of Sex

The Museum of Sex new show “F*ck Art” is open to the general public. With a group of 20 Street Artists participating from different cities and countries the show includes: AIKO. Andrew H. Shirley, B-rad Izzy, Cassius Fouler. DICKCHICKEN. DROID, GEN 2, OZE 108 of 907, El Celso, Jeremy Novy, JMR, LUSH, Miss Van, MODE 2, Patch Whisky, ROSTARR, RTTP: Nathan Vincent & Bryan Raughton, Tony Bones, William Thomas Porter, WOLFTITS, and Wonderpuss Octopus.

Lush (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further details on this show click here

Click here to read our article and interviews with the curators and some of the artists.

CASA DE EMPENO at Anonymous (Mexico City)

In Mexico City Anonymous Gallery new group show “Casa de Empeño” opens today to the general public. Centered around the themes of a Pawn Shop the show includes internationally recognized Street Artists Judith supine. Maya Hayuk and Davil Ellis among others.

Judith Supine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

“Love & Hate” Group Show at Stolen Space (London)

“Love & Hate” the new group show at Stolen Space Gallery in London opens today to the general public. With the participation of several Street Artists from different cities including: D*Face, Dan Witz, Miss Van, Ronzo, Toshi, Will Barras, Word To Mother, Jeff Soto and EINE among others.

Ben Eine (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

CREEPY at Okazi Gallery (Berlin)

Kyle Hughes-Odgers AKA Creepy new solo show “If We Can’t Control the Boat, Let’s Control the Ocean” opens today at the Okazi Gallery in Berlin.

Creepy (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

Chris Stain and H. Veng Smith at C.A.V.E. Gallery (Los Angeles)

Chris Stain and Veng go to Little Venice, CA for the opening of their new show this Saturday at C.A.V.E. Gallery.

Veng and Chris Stain (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Click here to read our article on Chris’ new works for this show.

And a preview of Veng’s work on The Street Spot.

For further information regarding this show click here

Winter Group Show at White Walls Gallery (San Francisco)

The White Walls Gallery new show “Winter Group Show” opens this Saturday in San Francisco with the participation of well known Street Artists including: Eine, Blek le Rat, Apex, Know Hope, Above, D*Face, Augustine Kofie, D Young V and Ernesto Yerena among others.

Blek le Rat (photo © Jaime Rojo)

For further information regarding this show click here

Also happening this weekend:

Zes and Retna new show “Excavated Revelations” opens this Saturday at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Click here for more details on this show.

German duo Herakut paint a mural at Big Art Labs (VIDEO)

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Stolen Space Gallery Presents: “Love & Hate” A Group Show (London, UK)

Love and Hate


Featuring:

Arth daniels
Chloe early
D*Face
Dan Witz
David Bray
Kai & Sunny
Miss Van
Ronzo
Sylvia Ji
Toshi
Will Barras
Word To Mother
Von
Jeff Soto
Pete Fowler
EINE
Josie Morway
Kelly Allen
Charles Krafft
Ramon Maiden
Ryan Callanan
Curtis Kulig
William Stevenson

STOLENSPACE GALLERY
Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
London E1 6QL
United Kingdom

P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684
info@stolenspace.com

OPENING TIMES
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am – 7:00pm

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“Credit Crunch Monster” by Ronzo in London

As the scourge of financial immorality continues to sprint at top speed through the hallways of power the street artist commentaries are addressing the issue in a concrete fashion.

Here Street Artist Ronzo installs a “Credit Crunch Monster” in a film reminiscent made in the style of silent films during the Great Depression.

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Saturday Night Live Brings Back Previous Presidents to Talk to Obama

“I’ve come back from the dead to tell Mr. Reach-Across-The-Aisle here to grow a pair,” Reagan says.

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Images of the Week 09.20.09

Our Weekly Interview with the Street

Anera
When I get nervous I always bite his fingernails (Anera) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Bast Benjamin Heathrow
A triptych with a diptych in the middle (Bast, Benjamin Heathrow) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Bishop 203
Hi guys, can I come too? (Bishop 203) (photo Jaime Rojo)

D*Face  Triptych
D*Face trilogy, trine, trinity, triple, triplet, triplicate of rollergates (photo Jaime Rojo)

D*Face
No one would have guessed that, in the 1980’s, Ted in Accounts Receiveable had one of these with a crucifix hanging off his right earlobe. (D*Face) (photo Jaime Rojo)

D*Face Distich
Is that the Colonal? D*Face Distich (photo Jaime Rojo)

"Call in Sick" D*Face
“Call In Sick” D*Face (photo Jaime Rojo)

"This is Not a Urinal" Elbow Toe
Sure looks like one to me, but what do I know? What’s that hole in the front for? (Elbow Toe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

"You Never Wash Up After Yourself" Elbow Toe
Elbow Toe “You Never Wash Up After Yourself” (photo Jaime Rojo)

Elbow Toe (Detail)
Elbow Toe (Detail) (photo Jaime Rojo)

"You Never Wash Up After Yourself' Elbow Toe
Elbow Toe (Detail) (photo Jaime Rojo)

Phone Call
What is that little black stone he puts to his ear? Hugh Leeman (photo Jaime Rojo)

Knitta Please!
KnittaPlease did this installation piece sponsored by a hotel in the meatpacking district to celebrate Fashion Week in New York. (photo Jaime Rojo)

Gentleman (photo Jaime Rojo)
Gentleman Hugh Leeman (photo Jaime Rojo)

QRST Fat Cat with a Mouse
QRST Fat Cat with a Mouse (photo Jaime Rojo)

Ed Van Tag (Dirty Vandal) On top of the World. Ronzo
Ed Van Tag (Dirty Vandal) On top of the World. Ronzo (photo Jaime Rojo)

The Guardian of 445
The Guardian of 445  Hugh Leeman(photo Jaime Rojo)

Tip Toe
Explaining his depth of feeling to Juanita, “I come to you with my heart in my hands”. (Tip Toe) (photo Jaime Rojo)

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