Issue #56

Issue #56

Opinion BEHIND THE LINES1 Destination 5 Spots STREET ART MONTREALPlace2Art STREET ART CITYDossier COMICS & GRAFFITIArtists NYCHOS / LEON KEER / LOR-K / BK FOXX / MIKAEL B  / MATEOFingers crossed… EDITO #56 | June 2021 Cultural spaces, festivals, urban art fairs and galleries are slowly reopening… These new convivial moments could make us forget our isolation. Street artists and their fans are reuniting in the shadow of new murals. The scent of spray cans and paint smells like unabashed Street Art. Oh, freedom! Oh, long-awaited insouciance! And, after such a strange year, we are craving frivolity… In this issue, we explore the close relationship between Street Art and comic books, plus the ingredients that make both so addictive. New horizons ahead Now, we are craving new horizons, too, so we will take you to the Street Art scene of Montreal to tell you all about the districts and murals you should check out… But travelling long-distance to paint or see murals is likely to remain...

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Issue #55

Issue #55

Opinion SPRAY CAN ART1 Destination 5 Spots STREET ART ROMEPlace2Art CHAPPE MUSEUM SCHOOLDossier GREEN STREET ARTArtists PEJAC / HOPARE / TOXIC / JAN VORMANN / BYC / NEVERCREWFlowers of Street Art EDITO #55 | April - May 2021 We are still longing today for the reopening of cultural places, festivals, and more generally, the return of our freedom of movement… But street artists have not lost their freedom of expression nor action. Let’s call for a spring of Street Art! Let spring be the occasion to go back to the origins of graffiti and Street Art, the invention of spray paint, the spark that democratised creation and allowed artists to leave their studios to conquer cities, factories and… our hearts. Even the ancient city of Rome has succumbed to the benevolent onslaught of street artists. Many districts are now filled with murals, standing alongside the masterpieces of antiquity and the Renaissance. Rome and the Renaissance have always been a source of inspiration to street artists,...

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Issue #54

Issue #54

Opinion DERRIDA WAS WRONG!1 Destination 5 Spots STREET ART MARSEILLEPlace2Art NYC SUBWAY & GraffitiART Dossier SKULL ARTArtists ELLA & PITR / KOUKA / MARTIN WHATSON / FEFE TALAVERA / MATTHIAS MROSS / BEN FROSTStreet Art will never die EDITO #54 | February - March 2021 Here we are, still waiting for the world after… The Street Art scene does not totally sit still, but it has not fully woken up either, constantly threatened as it is by COVID-19. We can only hope that our collective and individual desires will fill the upcoming months with joy, serenity, and predictability. May 2021 be a succession of festivals, murals, art fairs, and openings! While we wait for better days, it is time to go back to the roots of Street Art and graffiti in the New York subway of the 1970s, with Keith Haring, Dondi, Futura 2000, Phase 2, and co. The fashion of the 1970s is gone but the creativity it spurted very much endures in all its forms: concept, figuration, activism, territorial...

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Issue #53

Issue #53

Opinion INVADER: THE GOOD VIRUS1 Destination 5 Spots CAPE TOWN STREET ARTPlace2Art MOLITORInvestigation MASTER OF ILLUSIONArtists VHILS / ROA / KATRE / GABRIEL MORENO / LADY AIKO / JORAM ROUKESPerspectives on Street Art EDITO #53 | December 2020 - January 2021 What are the perspectives for Street Art? Let’s put on the rose-coloured glasses and imagine a brighter future, without forgetting the rough time many of us are going through. As we stated in the last issue, Street Art, like the phoenix, rises from the ashes. Sometimes, perspective is simply a matter of viewpoint, just like a virus can also be a good thing with urban and viral invasions of the type Invader was here. Or maybe of visual impressions, like the illusionist artists who play with our senses and give rise to immersive murals with strokes of paint and genius. KATRE’s lines boldly remind us that you should not believe everything you see. Looking for new perspectives, we will have a joyful swim in the Molitor pool, where...

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Issue #52

Issue #52

Opinion IS MONEY GOING TO RUIN STREET ART?1 Destination 5 Spots TOKYO Street Art.Place2Art BERLIN WALLInvestigation THE POWER OF THE GROUPArtists FUTURA 2000 / COPE2 / RERO / JAMES COLOMINA / SPYK / LISA KINGStreet Art rising like a phoenix EDITO #52 | October-November 2020 Will Street Art be any different in the world of tomorrow? To  answer that question, we had     to go back to its roots and origins. Street Art is adapting, evolving, vanishing, transforming, innovating… Some could speak of creative destruction. The quest for the roots... To investigate this topic, we met New York graffiti pioneers and dug into the archives of the Berlin Wall. But individuals and places were not enough… In our quest, we wanted to understand the role of crews in the spread and growth of Street Art. We travelled to Tokyo to discover its local scene and talked with artists all over the world: Futura 2000 and Cope2 (United States), Rero (France-Brazil), Spyk (Belgium), Lisa King (Australia). We also...

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Issue #51

Issue #51

Opinion Is Street Art Always Political ? 1 Destination 5 Spots Belgrade Street Art.Place2Art Little ItalyArtists TRISTAN EATON / COMBO CK / ALBERONERO / TELMO MIEL / IMON BOY / JEROEN EROSIEInvestigation LAND ART & URBAN ART  | A new perspectiveStreet Art in the world of tomorrow EDITO #51 | August-September 2020 Everywhere around the world, the spread of murals and Street Art festivals is rebooting our creativity and warming our hearts during this tough period. From potitical performances...  Now that social issues are hot topics on the world’s agenda, occupying the public space has become a strong militant act, even a political statement, as illustrated by the BLM slogan that has spread through the streets of America. We will share our thoughts on this crucial yet complex matter in the article ‘Is Street Art always political’? ... to aesthetic works From Belgrade to the district of Little Italy in New York, we will show you works driven by militant ideas or governed by pure...

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Issue #50

Issue #50

Opinion Wake up !!! 1 Destination 5 Spots Street Art Paris. Place2Art Wynwood Investigation GRAFFITI & MUSIC | A match made in heavenArtists 1UP CREW / JONONE / HOXXOH / ODEITH / SAINER / HENRIK ULDALEN Street Art Is Beautiful! EDITO #50 | June-July 2020 Together, we will get through this crisis... We are all eager to get back to normality in our workshops, our galleries, our festivals, our creations... Wake up!!!  The recent tumults have created new impulses of solidarity and creativity. And if we had been able to avoid this, many of the works seem premonitory a posteriori. Like Cassandra, many artists have been shouting themselves hoarse without their messages being understood. We will explore the signals that we have ignored. The richness of Street Art The roots of street art lie in activism and protest, in the underground and demonstration, in community spirit and hip-hop and punk cultures. A return to the connections between music and street art was necessary. Our adventures...

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Issue #49

Issue #49

1 Destination 5 Spots Street Art La Havane.Place2Art Le Mausolée by Lek & SowatInvestigation STREET CONNEXION | What new technologies are doing to Uraban ArtArtists HERAKUT / LOGAN HICKS / MURMURE STREET / ±MAIS MENOS± / HUSH / MR DOODLE¡Viva la Revolución! EDITO #49 | March-May 2020 For the beginning of spring, we bring you to Havana where street art mirrors society from political and partisan propaganda to a quest for new ideals (environment…) and aesthetics. We also find a vibrant atmosphere and spirit of sharing at Le Mausolée, where Lek & Sowat take us on an urbex dive into a world of enthralling geometric shapes. Street Art and technologies Street art modes of expression are being shaped and influenced by technology, now in the DNA of many such works. From 23 to 26 April, the Urban Art Fair in Paris will be the opportunity to immerse ourselves in creations through a must-see VR experience. Experimentation and poetry This issue also highlights the talented Herakut and...

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Issue #48

Issue #48

1 Destination 5 Spots Street Art Israel.Place2Art Tchernobyl by JaceInvestigation URBAN ART reconcilies the Ancients and the ModernsArtists INTI / RAY CAESAR / STEPHEN POWERS / WASTED RITA / SUPAKITCH / GREMSConnecting with our Street Art Roots EDITO #48 | January-February 2020 Rebuilding bridges between the roots of street art and the reality of today’s urban contemporary art is a necessity for us. So, we have included new columns in which you will learn about the main destinations and spots of the international street art scene. Our first stop was Israel, where creativity is as burning as the topics artists tackle. In the same spirit, we have followed Jace on his expedition to confront his Gouzou with the ghosts of Chernobyl. An impossible dialogue? Maybe not. Street Art under influence From public space hijackings to studio creations, references and detournements of antique and classical works abound. What if urban art could reconcile the Ancients and the Moderns? To touch on this...

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Issue #47

Issue #47

Investigation ARTIVISM | When to resit is to createArtists HYURO / GERARD ZLOTYKAMIEN / OX / SEATY / ERMSY / BLO / WAYNE HORSE / CLETIrony of history or premonition of an activist artist? EDITO #47 | November-December 2019 In the troubled hours of the Brexit negotiations, earlier this October, Devolved Parliament by Banksy was sold in auction for 11.1 million euros. This work from 2009 remains particularly relevant today for it crystalizes the growing mistrust of institutions. Irony of history or premonition of an activist artist? The disastrous collateral effects of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union also pervaded the last Moniker Art Fair. The occasion for us to speak about Artivism and go back to the origins of art in the public space: freedom, the environment, buying power… Endless opportunities The public space is a street art melting pot that offers endless possibilities of expression: from detournement –the signature tactic of French artists CLET and OX– to...

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