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Ready2Rumbl Races Down Roadsides in Rotterdam

Ready2Rumbl Races Down Roadsides in Rotterdam

Beep Beep! The Road Runner is a good analog symbol for the fast paced Monday that many people on the streets are throwing themselves into. No matter how fast you go there is still some guy or kid on a skateboard passing you.

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Ready2Rumbl. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. April 2016. (photo © ready2rumbl)

The aerosol mural work of Rotterdam’s Ready2Rumbl may remind you of the Road Runner because they are in motion, fully activated, fully of simple cartoonish splendor from the era of the Pink Panther, Jetsons, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Ready2Rumbl is an illustrator here in The Netherlands and brings his clean curving sharpness to the streets, skate parks, and secret neglected spots around his hometown regularly. Let’s go!

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Ready2Rumbl. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. April 2016. (photo © ready2rumbl)

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Ready2Rumbl. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. April 2016. (photo © ready2rumbl)

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Ready2Rumbl. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. April 2016. (photo © ready2rumbl)

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Ready2Rumbl. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. April 2016. (photo © ready2rumbl)

 

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Skount & Amsterdam DNA: Dutch Historical Art and an Exploded Prism

Skount & Amsterdam DNA: Dutch Historical Art and an Exploded Prism

‘Amsterdam DNA: Street Art’ at the Jongensbinnenplein of the Amsterdam Museum.

Amsterdam Museum featured Street Artists in their recent Museum Nacht on November 8 as part of an outdoor exhibition called AmsterdamDNA. As Street Art continues to make its way into museum collections, it is interesting to see this work exhibited just outside the door and in the courtyard.  The assortment of artists on display in this show curated by Streetart.nl and Roel van den Sigtenhorst were Skount, TelmoMiel, Super A, Laser 3.14, Max Zorn, Bustart & Zaira and Hugo Kaagman.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

Here we take you to a corner spot by Street Artist Skount, who created a piece entitled “Implosion, Essence of a Memory” in collaboration with The Visual Brothers, intended to look at the DNA of Amsterdam and Dutch artists in particular. Skount uses symbols and artworks that have become “part of the collective memory”, he says, “reinterpreting them through a kaleidoscopic vision in fragments.”

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

Within the fragments are symbols referencing the history of the Dutch culture and milestones of fire, flood and plague. Artists and their well-known works that appear include, Van Gogh and “The Starry Night”, Hieronymus Bosch and “The Peddler”,  Rembrandt and “The Jewish Bride”, MC Escher and “Eye”, and Rembrandt’s “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp”.

“This installation represents a break into subjective memories, which may or may be, some of the characteristics that determine the nature of an ‘entity’,” says Skount.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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“The Peddler” Hieronymus Bosch. Created C. 1494-1516. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

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Rembrandt. “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” 1632. Mauritshuis Museum. The Hague, The Netherlands.

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Skount in collaboration with The Visual Brothers. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Skount)

A trailer for the Amsterdam Museum

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(Ready2)Rumbl in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

(Ready2)Rumbl in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Cartoonist and illustrator (Ready2)Rumbl from The Netherlands is also a graffiti artist who likes to hit up walls. Sure he has done t-shirts and even layered wood sculptures of his various characters, “But the thing I like to do most is making big murals, the bigger the better,” he tells us.  Full of movement and swooping line, his tight style keeps it light and on the move and deceivingly simple.

 

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(Ready2)Rumbl new work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Ready2Rumbl)

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(Ready2)Rumbl new work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Ready2Rumbl)

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(Ready2)Rumbl new work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Ready2Rumbl)

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(Ready2)Rumbl new work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Ready2Rumbl)

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(Ready2)Rumbl new work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (photo © Ready2Rumbl)

 

 

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BSA Film Friday: 01.03.14

BSA Film Friday: 01.03.14

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

Now screening :

1. “SOMOS LUZ” – Boa Mistura in Panamá City
2. Giulio Vesprini by Alessandro Moglie
3. Ox Alien x Spider Tag in Rotterdam
4. Borondo in Rome with some Piety from The Blind Eye Factory

BSA Special Feature: “SOMOS LUZ” – Boa Mistura

We start off the BSA Film Friday for 2014 with a newly released story about the majority.

That is, the poor. Somehow despite the miracles and wealth and technological breakthroughs of the modern age we have allowed the majority of our brothers and sisters and neighbors around the globe to live in harsher conditions and mounting insecurity.

Madrid-based Street Art quartet Boa Mistura created a project they call SOMOS LUZ when they created a transformative piece of art taking over an entire housing project building in Panamá City. Their short documentary is a thoughtful examination  that features daily scenes, observations on the political climate, the militarization of life, crime, the brutal cost of daily life.

As any mature artist will likely tell you, the work doesn’t resound so deeply until you have some skin in the game, and Boa Mistura make a serious study to learn from the people in El Chorrillo whose 50 homes they paint.

In the process, they bring a lot to light.

 

Giulio Vesprini by Alessandro Moglie

While painting a mural in Montegranaro for an event called Casa Museo, artist Giulio Vesprini was happy to have some musical accompaniment. Also, some interpretive dance to keep spirits high.

 

Ox Alien x Spider Tag in Rotterdam

With only six hours to spend in Rotterdam, Spidertag met up with Ox in December to do three collaborative works despite an ongoing spate of rain. The geometric interventions balance the styles of the two Street Artists, each preferring to let the lines do the talking.

Borondo in Rome with some Piety from The Blind Eye Factory

Two languid figures in repose are made from deliberate and raw impressionist swaths, relaxing in one anothers’ company across a large wall in composition entitled “Piedad”. See how Barondo moves along and defines the figures on this wall for the Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz, and cross yourself.

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MAMA Presents: “Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow – MOUSEE! A group show. (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Mousse!

Zoe Strauss, Sage Jumping, 2009

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow – MOUSSE! Datum: 7 april – 23 juni 2012
Opening: vrijdag 6 april 2012, 19:00 – 23:00 Kunstenaars: Admir Jahic (CH, 1975), East Eric (FR, 1974), Isaac Cordal (ES, 1974), Mark Jen- kins (USA, 1974), Nomad (DE, 1971), Stefan Gross (DE, 1965), Tobias Allanson (SE, 1974), Zoe Strauss (USA, 1970)

Gastcurator: Harlan Levey (USA, 1974)
Locatie: Showroom MAMA, Witte de Withstraat 29-31, 3012 BL, Rotterdam

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow – MOUSSE! is een tentoonstelling over hedendaagse Mousse Art, samengesteld door MAMA in samenwerking met Harlan Levey, hoofdredacteur van Modart Europe.

Moussism verhoudt zich in gelijke mate tot proces en beweging. Het verkent creativiteit en sociaal welzijn door onderwerpen als smaak, erfgoed en de relatie tussen kunst en activisme aan de kaak te stellen.

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow – MOUSSE! Date: 7 April – 23 June 2012
Opening: Friday 6 April 2012, 19:00 – 23:00 Artists: Admir Jahic (CH, 1975), East Eric (FR, 1974), Isaac Cordal (ES, 1974), Mark Jenkins (USA, 1974), Nomad (DE, 1971), Stefan Gross (DE, 1965), Tobias Allanson (SE, 1974), Zoe Strauss (USA, 1970)

Guest curator: Harlan Levey (USA, 1974) Location: Showroom MAMA, Witte de With- straat 29-31, 3012 BL, Rotterdam

Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow – MOUSSE! is an exhibition of contemporary Mousse Art pro- duced by MAMA in collaboration with Harlan Levey, Editor in Chief of Modart Europe.

Moussism refers to process as much as move- ment. It discusses taste, legacy and the line between art and activism to explore creativity and social wellbeing.

 

Het tijdschrift Modart werd in 1999 gelanceerd om de houding en acties van opkomende kunstenaars en hun verhouding tot de taal van rebellie te docu- menteren en presenteren. Rond de eeuwwisseling was burgerlijke ongehoorzaamheid in alle uithoeken van de culturele sector sterk in opkomst. Er was vaak sprake van vandalistische toepassingen van creativiteit en innovativiteit in technologie (hi en lo fi). Dit was ook zichtbaar in bijvoorbeeld de groei van open source platforms, p2p websites zoals Napster, de totstandkoming van protestgroepering- en in de zogenaamde ‘battle for Seattle’ of de ‘grassroots’ manier waarop een jonge generatie street artists de esthetiek van de publieke ruimte uitdaagde en de sociale architectuur opnieuw toeëi- gende.

Modart was niet geïnteresseerd in ‘professionele’ kunst maar eerder in kunst die werd ‘geleefd’. Mod- art maakte zich als tijdschrift consequent sterk voor de toename van artistiek amateurisme en participa- tie. MAMA en Modart zijn bijna vanzelfsprekende partners. Niet alleen zijn ze gelijktijdig uitgegroeid tot volwassen organisaties, er was ook een continue overlap van deelnemende kunstenaars, die later

de pijlers van een internationale ‘street art scene’ zouden vormen. Het zal niemand verbazen dat de eerste berichten over Mousse Art in reactie waren op de MAMA tentoonstelling The Adventures of the Great Abnerio. Time Out Amsterdam citeerde Abner Preis destijds met de vermelding dat Mousse Art

er misschien shit uitziet, maar dat het wel heerlijk smaakt. Zoals elke shit is ook Mousse een bewe- ging die zich uitspreekt over het gehele proces, inclusief gezondheid.

Als onderdeel van de tentoonstelling Highbrow, Lowbrow, Nobrow – MOUSSE!, presenteert MAMA twee gesprekken met Zoe Strauss en gastcurator Harlan Levey op 7 en 9 april. Op 7 april bij MU in Eindhoven en op 9 april in Concordia 21rozendaal in Enschede. Bezoek de MAMA website voor de details.

Modart was launched in 1999 to document the attitudes and showcase the actions, of emerg- ing artists and their relationship to a language of rebellion. As the last century came to a close, in every cultural sector, civil disobedience was on the rise. Often vandalistic applications of creativity and innovation were evident in the use of technology (hi and lo fi) that saw simultane- ous rises in open source platforms, file sharing programs like napster, mobilization of protest groups in the battle for Seattle or the grassroots way in which a new generation of street artists challenged the aesthetics of public space and re-appropriating social architecture.

Modart was not interested in ‘art’ in any profes- sional sense, but rather in art as something that was lived. As a magazine Modart consistently communicated a plea for increased artistic amateurism and participation. Maturing during the same years and with a consistent overlap of artists who would become staples in an interna- tional ‘street art scene’, Modart and Showroom MAMA are very natural partners. It was not sur- prising, that the first critical mention of Mousse Art came in response to the Showroom Mama exhibition, The Adventures of the Great Abnerio, when Time Out Amsterdam quoted Abner Preis to declare that Mousse Art might look like shit, but tastes sweet. Like any sort of shit, Moussism is a movement that speaks of an entire process and eventually of health.

As part of MAMA’s exhibition Highbrow, Low- brow, Nobrow – MOUSSE!, MAMA presents two talks with Zoe Strauss and guest curator Harlan Levey on 7 and 9 April. On 7 April we will be at MU in Eindhoven and on 9 April you can find us at Concordia 21rozendaal, Enschede. Be sure to check the MAMA website for details.

office:
Kromme Elleboog 35 3012VM Rotterdam – NL

post:
PO Box 23070
3001KB Rotterdam – NL

T +31 10 2332022 info@showroommama.nl www.showroommama.nl

MAMA is supported by: City of Rotterdam, Ministery of OC&W

 

 

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Kid Acne Stabby Ladies in Beijing for “Cloak and Dagger”

Street Artist Kid Acne just ran in deeply wooded areas outside Beijing with “stabby ladies” in hot shorts and capes. The staged role play was a dream state reinactment to ready himself for his solo show “Cloak & Dagger” at Other Gallery, and thankfully we’ve got video documentation here.

Kid Acne “Cloak and Dagger” (image © courtesy of Kid Acne)

Touring the back rails and tracks in search of graff, he found that the urban vocabulary in Beijing can be strikingly similar to industrialized cities in the West and that people took great interest in his work. His new video casts a true grit psychedelia to his creative fantasies and appetite for play now planted in the mainland.

A real stabby lady among the wilds of the rails in Beijing – a still from the video by Kid Acne.

Kid Acne “Cloak and Dagger”. Image still from the video.

Kid Acne “Cloak and Dagger”. Image still from the video.

Kid Acne “Cloak and Dagger”. Image still from the video.

 

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