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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Issue #46

Issue #46

Artists Aryz / Carrie Reichart / Crystal Wagner / Dan Rawlings / Gris1 / Lucy Sparrow / Romain Froquet / Taku Obata...Topic Instagram – Pics & pics, posts & likesWe should no longer take things seriously... EDITO #46 | September 2019 As of this new school year, we should no longer take things seriously. This is why this new Graffiti Art issue looks into artists with a strong background in irony. We started by visiting the naïve-style house of Carrie Reichardt. This hell of a woman makes fiercely feminist wild and literal art that can only rejoice its audience. In or Out Another impressive feminine figure is the conceptual British artist Lucy Sparrow, who exposes consumption for what it is: a comfortably disgusting system. And since supermarkets shelves are one step away from landfills sites, we stayed in the UK and followed Dan Rawlings into wastelands to discover how he hand-cuts wrecks with a blowtorch to return them to their natural state faster. Ironically still, this...

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