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Miami Art Week Begins and Wynwood Has “Agents Of Change”

Miami Art Week Begins and Wynwood Has “Agents Of Change”

Miami awakens from a Covid-19 stupor this year with a bonified Art Week, featuring associated fairs and events like Wynwood Walls that are activated by the Art Basel behemoth. Some of the high-profile organizers of yesteryear may be on the ropes this time but you are sure to see many of your favorite and familiar art dealers, drug dealers, street artists, graffiti writers, djs, taco sellers, and lucite stiletto slide-ons. Cold weather birds love to fly here for the art fairs and a quick suntan and a Pina Colada just after Thanksgiving every year – it’s equal parts breezily laid back and sketchy and only slightly hedonistic, the gritty-glam blocks of Wynwood know how to keep it real, unless it was silicone to start with.

Futura. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

We’ve heard some solid talents are going to be in the neighborhood, of their own volition or by invitation, as is usually the case. Wynwood Walls is offering 11 artists painting the outdoor space and the Brooklyn art duo Faile mounting a large indoor exhibition of new works that are sure to shock and thrill new fans and those who have watched them from street to museum in and elsewhere in between in their 22 years as visual alchemists. We’re also interviewing them live onstage at Wynwood Walls Wednesday December 1st at 7 pm. We’d love to see you there and talk with you so please stop by and say hello!

Dan Kitchener. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With a theme of “Agents of Change” Wynwood Walls is bringing AIKO (Japan), Diogo “Addfuel” Machado (Portugal), Bordalo ii (Portugal), David Flores (United States), Scott Froschauer (United States), Joe Iurato (United States), KAI (United States), Kayla Mahaffey (United States), Mantra (France), Ernesto Maranje (Cuba), Greg Mike (United States), Farid Rueda (Mexico), and for the first time, Wynwood Walls will open one wall to a local artist in an “Open Call” competition. 

VHILS. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Wynwood Walls/Goldman Properties Event Schedule to Date

  • Beginning Monday, November 22 – Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • Wynwood Walls Begins Art Week Live Installations 
      • Monday, November 22nd – Wednesday, November 24th: 11am – 10pm
      • Friday, November 26th – Sunday, November 28th: 10:00am – 10:00pm
  • Monday, November 29, 2021
    • Unveiling Event and Wynwood Walls Opening Party | Invitation only
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021 
    • 7 – 8pm – Artist Talk l FAILE talks to Brooklyn Street Art (BSA)
      Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 
    • 3 – 5pm – KAI unveils sculpture in collaboration with Odell Beckham Jr.  l Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Friday, December 3, 2021
    • 4 – 7pm – Superplastic Activation & Kranky Art Competition l Open to the public, included in Wynwood Walls Admission 
  • Miami Art Week – Tuesday, November 30 to Sunday, December 5, 2021
    • 9am – 10pm – Walls will be open Tuesday, November 30th – Sunday, December 5th
    • Daily DJ set at the Wynwood Walls Tuesday – Thursday 2:30 – 7:30pm, Friday – Sunday  3:30 – 8:30pm 
DEIH. Wynwood Walls. Wynwood, Miami. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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BSA Film Friday: 11.05.21

BSA Film Friday: 11.05.21

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

Now screening:
1. CROSSROADS: Life in the Resilient City from Nils Clauss and Neil Dowling
2. VHILS – MEXICO A Film by Jose Pando Lucas
3. OS GEMEOS: SECRETS – Episode 01 – All paths lead to São Bento

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BSA Special Feature: CROSSROADS: Life in the Resilient City

To live anywhere for any period, one needs to develope a certain resiliency, maybe even a strong cortex. During the Seoul Biennialle on Architecture and Urbanism this year, responsible urban growth was focused upon like never previously – with people and systems at their core.

“Five cities. Five stories. This documentary looks at the urban experience from the perspective of people living at the interface of the changing world. In New York, Seoul, Mumbai, Paris and Nairobi creativity and imagination is necessary to survive and thrive as the cities they live in constantly evolve.”

This is the narrative based on CROSSROADS : Building the Resilient City by
Dominique Perrault, General Director of Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021

CROSSROADS: Life in the Resilient City from Nils Clauss and Neil Dowling

VHILS – MEXICO A Film by Jose Pando Lucas

“I met a witch. The most beautiful of all witches,” begins the latest fable by VHILS, as he travels from his home in Portugal to this land, one of magic and realism. Directed by Jose Pando Lucas.

OS GEMEOS: SECRETS – Episode 01 – All paths lead to São Bento

Here is a secret from the twins that you may not have known: all paths lead to São Bento. There are more secrets to be revealed here as the retelling of the genesis tales of graffiti and hip hop culture continue to come forth and to take their rightful position in the history that formed our culture today.

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BSA Film Friday: 07.16.21

BSA Film Friday: 07.16.21

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

Now screening:
1. Vhils Explodes in Slow-Mo at Nifty Gateway
2. Giulio Vesprini: No Comply // Struttura G0055
3. RIDE a Film by Paul Bush

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BSA Special Feature: Vhils Explodes in Slow-Mo at Nifty Gateway

The time elapsed between blasting a new artwork and destroying it? 2 seconds.

Thanks to documentation, you can luxuriate in this human/natural cycle of creation and destruction over two and a half minutes. Portuguese street artist VHILS explores the space in between, and the rapturous flight of atoms and molecules, volume, velocity, light and dark.

Giulio Vesprini: No Comply // Struttura G0055

Skate parks are sacred spaces for those believers whom you find there endless hours, meditating, catching air, lying prostrate. Giulio Vesprini helps us to understand his process for this artists commission to adorn the temple.

RIDE a Film by Paul Bush

Summer is prime season for bikes, no matter what kind. In a little more than 5 minutes filmmaker Paul Bush bowls us over with stop action bicycles, motorbikes, and your nostalgia.

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BSA Film Friday: 03.19.21

BSA Film Friday: 03.19.21

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

Now screening:
1. Invader: Djerba Invasion
2. Vhils Mounts “Haze” in Cincinnati
3. Okuda Takes Victory Lap of His Art/Life Accomplishments in 2020

BSA Special Feature: Invader: Djerba Invasion

A short film today from French street artist Invader on the island of Djerba. Previously painted by many international street artists a few years ago with the help of artist, businessman, and gallery owner Mehdi Ben Cheikh, here the adventures of the digital tile artist are documented along with his own observations translated into English. Few women appear on the streets or on the screen, but you’ll find many men approving of the context-appropriate pieces he affixes across cities of the island. All this art is sure to become part of a treasure map for tourists to discover street art.

Invader: Djerba Invasion



Vhils Mounts “Haze” in Cincinnati

in 2020 Vhils had a solo show “Haze” at the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center. Filmmaker José Pando Lucas captured the process of the installation and Vhils’ technique in vivid detail.



Okuda Takes Victory Lap of His Art/Life Accomplishments in 2020

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BSA Film Friday: 02.19.21

BSA Film Friday: 02.19.21

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

Now screening participants at Festival Asalto 2020:
1. Nychos “1111”
2. Meet Vhils / Leaders in Action Society
3. Jauria / Pack David De La Mano with Nicolás Almada Luraghi and Enzo Rosso

BSA Special Feature: Nychos Begins Again at “1111”

Life has its mysterious and unexpected ways of grabbing our attention. Austrian street artist, fine artist, and epic muralist Nychos may have been too busy to see the cycles he was in until, finally, a devastating physical and emotional series of events brought him to a baseline truth.

In some ways, his search was perhaps being played out before our eyes for those who experienced his art over the last decade: A relentless dissecting and peering into the contents and physical inner workings of the animal world and humans extended to metaphor as well – slicing apart and examining icons, monsters, dinosaurs, and pop culture detritus too. His works could often be accompanied by a certain clinical gore, a brightly illustrated and fascinating horror, a stylish rage, a riveting trauma, a gorgeously gut-wrenching drama.

Today, he tells us part of his journey that involves destruction and pain, of rage, release, clarity, and finally a healing. Brave, as ever, he shares it with us. Like all of us, these painful lessons will shape the path he forges into the future. We are thankful. And we wish him the best.

Nychos “1111”


Meet Vhils / Leaders in Action Society

A broader autobiography is given here by Portuguese street artist Vhils of growing up in a suburban part of Lisbon surrounded by the leftist politics of his supportive family and community in the 1990s at a time of great discord and difficult changes in society. “Graffiti is a game within a group of people who understand the language,” he says in one of the most succinct descriptions ever.


Jauria / Pack David De La Mano with Nicolás Almada Luraghi and Enzo Rosso

Neglected buildings often access and summon elements of your imagination. You may conjure scenarios of how people lived in, worked in, interacted in the rooms and hallways, and windows. Sometimes hearing music like this in an abandoned place gives the impression that it is literally pulling spirits of the past forward, filling the air with the music of the life, the life of the music. Harpist Nicolás Almada Luraghi and violinist Enzo Rosso here finely weave the silk and the lace that surely graced this space. Street artist David de la Mano not only adorns but brings walls to life with his flat figured illustration style and storytelling.

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disCONNECT In Total : All the Artists Who Created This London Show During Lockdown

disCONNECT In Total : All the Artists Who Created This London Show During Lockdown

Back in June, BSA published the first article on disCONNECT, a project created in London during the lockdown due to Covid-19. A collaboration between Schoeni Projects and HK Walls, disCONNECT involves the take over of a period building by 10 artists from different countries.

Alex Fakso. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)

Disconnect “reflects on the creative and physical constraints of the current global crisis, exploring psychological and political reactions to the crisis, as well as the role of technology as conduit between the two.”

We’re pleased to bring you our final article on the project with images of the works of all 10 participating artists. For our previous coverage click HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Isaac Cordal. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Isaac Cordal. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Mr Cenz. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Mr Cenz. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Icy & Sot. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Icy & Sot. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Herakut. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Herakut. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
David Bray. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
David Bray. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Aida Wilde. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Aida Wilde. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Adam Neate. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Adam Neate. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Vhils. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Vhils. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Alex Fakso. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Nick Smith)
Zoer. disCONNECT Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)

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Free Tickets for disCONNECT are now available.
24 July – 24 August, Wednesdays – Sundays.
Hourly slots starting from 11am to 5pm, with a maximum of 8 people per slot.
Please book below, we can’t wait to share this journey with you!

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BSA Film Friday: 07.31.20

BSA Film Friday: 07.31.20

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

Now screening :
1. disCONNECT, a “Lock-Down” Artists Takeover

BSA Special Feature: disCONNECT, a “Lock-Down” Artists Takeover

London / 24 July – 23 August 2020

Today a series of videos from the artists takeover of this London home, a testament to the fortitude of organizers and artists who didn’t accept “Lock-down” for an answer. Yes, everyone practiced social distancing, and no, a large public opening event could not take place. But this may serve as one welcome new model for art in the time of Corona.

The video series is expertly produced by Fifth Wall TV and a small consortium of commercial/cultural partners including HK Walls and Schoeni Projects. Details at the end of the video parade.

Mr Cenz / disCONNECT / Fifth Wall TV

David Bray / disCONNECT / Fifth Wall TV

Aida Wilde / disCONNECT / Fifth Wall TV

Alex Fakso / disCONNECT / Fifth Wall TV

Isaac Cordal / disCONNECT / Fifth Wall TV

Herakut / disCONNECT / Fifth Wall TV

Zoer / disCONNECT / Fifth Wall TV

To find more about disCONNECT A “Lock-Down” Artists Takeover / London / 24 July – 23 August 2020 click HERE

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disCONNECT / VHILS / A Red Door’s Journey

disCONNECT / VHILS / A Red Door’s Journey

disCONNECT – a ‘locked-down’ artist takeover


If you send your red painted door to Vhils in Lisbon you KNOW that you’ll be thrilled to see it come back!

Doors removed from the library to be shipped to Vhils’s studio in Lisbon. (photo © Schoeni Projects)

The folks organizing the disCONNECT exhibition in this Victorian townhouse in South West London can confirm that this sensation of anticipation and discovery is exciting indeed, for anyone who has been watching the street artists’ work over the last decade.

Vhils. Studio, Lisbon, Portugal (photo © Alexander Silva)

Named disConnect because of our communal feeling of disconnection during quarantine these last few months, the unconventional art exhibition is breaking some new ground. Pulling the doors off the hinges in the library and popping them in the mail is one.

Vhils. Studio, Lisbon, Portugal (photo © Alexander Silva)

The pandemic show opens in a few weeks with the bas-relief works re-installed for the socially distanced attendees who can see it in person. It is also “accessible to online audiences through Matterport software, (with) each work further activated through an accompanying programme of digital initiatives, including downloadable artworks, online videos, virtual tours and an Instagram Live interview series.”

Vhils. Studio, Lisbon, Portugal (photo © Alexander Silva)
Vhils. Doors arrive in London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Vhils. Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Vhils. Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)
Vhils. Schoeni Projects / HK Walls. London. (photo © Ian Cox)

Participating artists:

Adam Neate (UK)
Aida Wilde (Iran)
Alex Fakso (Italy)
Mr.Cenz (UK)
David Bray (UK)
Herakut (Germany)
Icy and Sot (Iran)
Isaac Cordal (Spain)
Vhils (Portugal)
ZOER (Italy)

We’re thankful to show you these exclusive images of the new Vhils work to BSA readers today.

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BSA Film Friday: 03.13.20

BSA Film Friday: 03.13.20

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

Now screening :
1. VHILS: Stories Told with Explosives, Chemicals, and Power Tools
2. Our Collective Responsibility – eL Seed in London
3. Tomokazu Matsuyama: What inspires him to create his art?
4. Teenagers interview Barry McGee at ICA Boston

BSA Special Feature: VHILS: Stories Told with Explosives, Chemicals, and Power Tools

Blasting, buzzing, chipping, revealing. Vhils gives a tour to you with his creative destruction, exploration – and a spirit of discovery. He is reflecting on the idea of identity, your dreams, expectations of life and how they are shaped.

Our Collective Responsibility – eL Seed – London

Its been five years since the philosophical Tunisian-French street artist and muralist eL Seed painted this wall in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London. Overwrought with stirred emotions at the time because of recent terror attacks in Tunisia and London, it was a meaningful moment and installation for eL Seed, who now can reflect on it even after it is gone. A well-paced interview about his experience, it is placed in context by an Arabic calligrapher and a Street Art cultural commentator.

Tomokazu Matsuyama: What inspires him to create his art?

Brooklyn’s own Tomokazu Matsuyama may have been born in Japan, but his musings on self-identity, diversity, and globalization can only arise from the cultural mélange that gives birth to these considerations such as these.

Question; what’s the difference between sampling and copying, appropriating and paying tribute? Obviously these are themes battled for centuries, even your cousin Melvin used to tell you “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. He also told you that NSync was probably going to be regarded as the Beatles of the 1990s, so keep that in mind.

Teenagers Interview Barry McGee at ICA Boston

Teens at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston interview Barry McGee.

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BSA Film Friday: 12.06.19

BSA Film Friday: 12.06.19

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

Now screening :
1. “Realm: Shanghai” Vhils directed by Jose Pando Lucas
2. ARTRIUM, Moscow. (part 1)
3. Faith XVLII x Philadelphia, ‘The Silent Watcher’.

BSA Special Feature: “Realm: Shanghai” Vhils directed by Jose Pando Lucas

Like other fashion and luxury brands, certain contemporary art galleries are commissioning higher-end film quality videos to put muscle behind the marketing. Naturally, some artwork is camera-ready, infused with the potential for storytelling that creates the “rich content” that social media thrives on, and aids sales teams in the gallery space and at art fairs. Portuguese Street Artist Vhils has director Jose Pando Lucas along as sophisticated seer; The artist once again bringing a storyline into savvy focus, capturing your imagination with his.

“I remember the story I was told,” intones the mystical modern while staring into the camera. “That in time I would know my place in this world.”

The tone is perhaps meant to reassure an unsteady heart in a chaotic modern world, to center oneself in a dislocating environment. Viewed as an appealing sales tool, it also skillfully fortifies a self-image of the entitled powerful class who are pre-ordained or chosen to dominate and to lead. Anonymous and existential mournful stares through city windows and at bus stops, the artworks under construction are born of destruction; mottled, rough-hewn, defiant in the city’s margins.

Tradition struggles for its place amidst amazing new technology and rapidly growing infrastructure. The artist posits himself as working man pounding on walls, without airs of class. With this art in your home you are keeping in touch with the common, the everyday insecurities, for you are citizen. You can afford it because, after all, you are also a ruler.

“Nobody really got the answers they longed for.”

“Do we live as we dream?”

“Who else can hear me right now?”

Youthful, fashionable, under constraint, free of constraint, traditional and unconventional power players laying plans quietly, focusing a pent-up hunger for more. This is the ocean of wealth and capacity that will define epochs, not decades.

It ends sweetly, a bon mot that suggests a sense of human camaraderie among competitors of this race. But it is an uncertain connection, born more of wistful desire for a pleasant resolution than actual brotherhood or sisterhood.

“Yesterday is gone. This moment has ended.”

VHILS – REALM (Shanghai, 2019) A film by Jose Pando Lucas

ARTRIUM, Moscow. (part 1)

An educational insight into the people and the place.

Unusual in the Russian Federation, if not the commercialized western cultures which have willfully merged graffiti and Street Art culture to the point of quotidian, The Artrium combines a shopping mall with murals by Street Artists. What is remarkable is the list of names who regale this city skin with new pieces inside and outside, bringing to life an otherwise normal grey and beige block.

Astounding to discover in the center of Moscow, the outdoor gallery boasts artists such as Shepard Fairey, Felipe Pantone, Tristan Eaton, Ben Eine, PichiAvo, Okuda San Miguel, Pokras Lampas, Faith47, WK Interact, Faust, and Haculla. Average visitors may not grasp the remarkable collection of talents, but if you are shopping in this capital city, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity that captures a stunning moment in the rotation of the Street Art universe.

Faith XVLII x Philadelphia, ‘The Silent Watcher’. By Chop ’em Down Films

In the words of Faith XLVII;
‘I come from a country that is seething with the frustration of uncontrollable violence and woman abuse, xenophobia , class and racial divide.
And have moved to a country where there seems to be a fundamental crisis in the very soul of the nation.

We know this ache of our lands.
And we all know personal ache.
Everybody has their struggle to bear.

And with the weight of the world on our shoulders,
we must still be able to live with empathy
We must somehow keep our hearts open.

The words on this wall are a reference to the City Seal of Philadelphia with calls out for brotherly love.
This is no small commitment.

It also references a quote ‘Optimism is a strategy for a Better Future.’
Paying tribute to Noam Chomsky who was born in Philadelphia and is 91 years old this year. .

The harsh experiences of life can easily make us fall into a negative world view,
or inner psychological depression.
But we each have the ability to transform this base metal of knowing suffering,
into the gold of higher aspiration.

The name of this mural is ‘The Silent Watcher’
We can be the silent watcher, who knows, who loves and who endures.’

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BSA Film Friday: 09.27.19

BSA Film Friday: 09.27.19

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

Now screening :
1. “Nos Jardins” By Anais Florin for Bien Urbain #9
2. Vhils and his Work. A look into the Lisbon based artist
3. YZ Yseult: Making of the Mural La Marianne


BSA Special Feature: “Nos Jardins” By Anais Florin for Bien Urbain #9

Horticultural Street Art Activists to the Rescue

These gardens have been maintained by gardeners. For generations.

Now the city council wants to take them over to build a new “eco-district” here in the Les Vaîtes neighborhood of Besançon. And the soil tenders say “These are Our Gardens,” resisting the change, insisting on the historical respect they believe these gardens deserve.

After spending many days with them, taking pictures and speaking with everyone, artist Anaïs Florin decided she could help by creating posters to highlight their struggle.

“Les Vaîtes before the eco-discrict” ! She put up some legally, and some illegally in the city center by taking over the bus stop shelter. Viva Les Vaîtes!

Vhils and his Work. A look into the Lisbon based artist

Yes, your grandmother is going to know about Vhils now.

YZ Yseult: Making of the Mural La Marianne

Marianne is a symbol of Republican France. A Marianne is a bust of a proud and determined woman wearing a Phrygian cap. She symbolises the attachment of the common citizens of the revolution to the Republic – Marianne is liberty, egality and fraternity.

The first thing you should know is that Marianne is a symbol in France – capturing the spirit of liberty, equality, and brotherhood/sisterhood (Liberté, Equalité, Fraternité). Commonly depicted as a proud and determined woman wearing a Phrygian cap, Marianne symbolises the attachment of the common citizens of the revolution to the Republic. 

Street Artist YZ and engraver Elsa Catelin have just finished their view of the heralded symbol on the streets of Périgueux (Dordogne) – and it actually became the new face of Marianne stamps. Selected by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, YZ had the opportunity to meet him and see her work unveiled across a 16 meter by 11 meter wall.

French President Emmanuel Macron poses at the end of the inauguration of the newly printed stamps with French national symbol “Marianne” designed by French-British street artist Yseult Digan aka YZ, in Boulazac, southwestern France, on July 19, 2018. Photo by Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images.French President Emmanuel Macron (C), poses at the end of the inauguration of the newly-printed stamps with French national symbol “Marianne” designed by French-British street artist Yseult Digan aka YZ, in Boulazac, southwestern France, on July 19, 2018. (Photo by Nicolas TUCAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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BSA Film Friday: 07.05.19

BSA Film Friday: 07.05.19

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

Now screening :
1. VHILS “Debris” Sets Macau in Golden Nostalgia
2. OKUDA: The International Church Of Cannabis
3. Mr. Sis. and #SoloUnBeso
4. Parees International Mural Festival. Oviedo, Spain. Edition 2018.

BSA Special Feature: VHILS “Debris” Sets Macau in Golden Nostalgia

Is anybody listening?

Last year Vhils published this film about communication – personal, intimate, and global. We waited a year to see if it felt equally timeless as the first time we viewed it and indeed it is. Some stories like these have an additional element that secures their status. Surrounding the portraits created by the Portuguese Street Artist in Macau, this collage of images, interactions, flashes of expression and sequences of behavior is accompanied by a linear/circular narration that attempts to reconnect to a personal history while chiding the narrators own behavior.

It’s a winsome recounting of memories that are shared globally; a communal and personal experience at once told with clarity and emotional nostalgia, written and directed by José Pando Lucas.

OKUDA: The International Church Of Cannabis

One would hope that the International Church of Cannibis would look like this! Owing perhaps to psychedelic art of 1960s counterculture, liquid light art, concert posters, murals, underground newspapers, and of course kaleidoscoping the world with new eyes, the Spanish Street Artists Okuda San Miguel transformed this internal architecture into a truly holy space. Denver is one of those American cities that still has a good economy thanks to Colorado’s low taxes, growing marijuana industry and soaring real estate market. It seems like the whole city has invited many Street Artists to transform street space over the last decade and with a good collector’s base, the art galleries are busy and special projects are popping up everywhere to show off the skillz.

With a new church that uses pot as a sacrament, this project is spearheaded by Steve Berke, who’s Wikipedia posting lists him as “two-time candidate for mayor of Miami Beach, cannabis activist, rapper, YouTuber, entrepreneur, and former All-American tennis player.” Dude, just gaze at the ceilings here and you realize that the possibilities are awesome.

Mr. Sis. and #SoloUnBeso

“Artist Mr. Sis is in Barcelona painting this pair of full figured females going in for the kiss on this billboard for Contorno Urbano,” we wrote a few weeks ago in a posting about this wall. Today we have the finished video.

See more here: “Mr. Sis Paints #SoloUnBeso in Barcelona”

Parees International Mural Festival. Oviedo, Spain. Edition 2018.

A new mini-doc from the Parees Festival in Oviedo, Spain has just been released about the 2018 edition. It features on-screen interviews with many of the artists who were involved, including Colectivo Licuado, Roc BlackBlock, Taquen, Xav, Andrea Ravo Mattoni, Kruella d’Enfer, Alfalfa y Twee Muizen.

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