Art invades the parking lot of the Italian newspaper La Stampa in Turin (Italy). It’s Abithoudini and the author is Agostino Iacurci.
Experiments in Motion
As Art Production Fund Artist-in-Residence, Candy Chang lived in the The Cosmopolitan and turned its P3 Studio gallery into a contemplative experiment around anonymity, vulnerability, and understanding in the heart of the Las Vegas strip. Visitors were invited to submit their confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. She hung the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls so they gathered over time like a Shinto Shrine prayer wall. She projected and painted select responses on large canvases. The space featured an original soundtrack by Oliver Blank.
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Starting in 2010, Long Beach’s arts council, city hall, and the now discontinued California Redevelopment Agency came together to commission a distinctive new project. They looked around the city, and found that there were a large number of plain white electrical boxes, about 6 feet tall and 3 feet by 3 feet around. Instead of leaving these boxes a dull ugly white, why not hire local artists to paint unique works of art on each of them?
The City of Toronto’s Outside the Box program is wrapping traffic cabinet boxes with the work of local artists.
The city as a canvas!
“Like giant poppy flowers (3.5m), a surreal red and pink forest of thin poles topped by 100 umbrellas, marked an urban-green spot (5m x 10m) in St James’ Church Garden in Clerkenwell, offering shaded comfort, away from the city frantic pace.Symbolising urban transformation and the awakening of spring, red foam-clad scaffolding components formed a glamorous example of reversible public environment.”
The city makes for quite a canvas.
"I frequently visit René Hurtado - a fisherman who lives in a tiny house on a beach in Cabo de San Román. For years, I was obsessed with its façade made out of rotten and grey wood pieces! In one of my trips to the beach, I suggested him to make a chromatic intervention to his façade. Once I painted it, the remote house was transformed into an enormous canvas full of colours, which were immersed within this beautiful landscape having the sea as background."
“My experience on the street dates back to 2003, when the Iraq war started. I decided to make some stickers containing messages against the Iraq conflict and others in favour of peace. At the same time, I wanted to place other elements on the street, such as hybrids of different ancestral cultures and characters related to robotics. They were my first totem robots.”
That’s up from around 2 million in 2013.
Street artist Flix dream of transforming Caracas, one totem robot at a time.
Illustration 1: Transamerica Pyramid – February 2014 Wallpaper – by ILikeArchitecture.net and Romain Trystram is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at ILikeArchitecture.net – Architecture Magazine
Illustration 2: Two International Finance Centre – February 2014 Wallpaper – by ILikeArchitecture.net and Romain Trystram is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at ILikeArchitecture.net – Architecture Magazine
Illustration 3: The Shard – January 2014 Wallpaper – by ILikeArchitecture.net and Romain Trystram is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at ILikeArchitecture.net – Architecture Magazine.
Before acting, public space’s players need tools to investigate urban reality. The Periscope suits them. Designed by collective ika during Biennale di Venezia in 2010, it was also used by curious passers-by with a shift in perspective.
More Japanese manhole covers (photo credit: Flickr user “s. morita”)
The last Monday Motivation piece I will be taking part in. Things are about to get crazy for me and I sadly just won’t have the time to continue with this project. Lots of traveling, client work, and even an internship that will be keeping me busy. It’s been an awesome thing to be a part of and I’m glad you all have enjoyed it just as much as I have!