Author Archives: Igor Ponosov

Hacking the City

Hacktivism is at the intersection of ideology and activism of computer hacking. It comes from a word formulated in 1996 by members of the hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow. The basic idea was to hack computer networks and

/ By Igor Ponosov

Hacking the City

Hacktivism is at the intersection of ideology and activism of computer hacking. It comes from a word formulated in 1996 by members of the hacker group Cult of the Dead Cow. The basic idea was to hack computer networks and

/ By Igor Ponosov

Urban Interventions: To Fix or To Break

Street art has traditionally been associated with murals or with actions like filling the streets with stickers, posters and stencils en masse. But over the last few years there has been a shift towards urban interventions, a concept introduced by Robert

/ By Igor Ponosov

Urban Interventions: To Fix or To Break

Street art has traditionally been associated with murals or with actions like filling the streets with stickers, posters and stencils en masse. But over the last few years there has been a shift towards urban interventions, a concept introduced by Robert

/ By Igor Ponosov

Velo Vyksa: Cycle Sharing as Public Art

Public art festival Art Ovrag, organized by the United Steel Company to ‘improve’ quality of urban life, was held for the third year in the small town of Vyksa near Nizhny Novgorod. Well-known street artists and muralists from across Russia and

/ By Igor Ponosov

Velo Vyksa: Cycle Sharing as Public Art

Public art festival Art Ovrag, organized by the United Steel Company to ‘improve’ quality of urban life, was held for the third year in the small town of Vyksa near Nizhny Novgorod. Well-known street artists and muralists from across Russia and

/ By Igor Ponosov

Street Art as the Art of Action

According to popular view, street art evolved from American graffiti. But this is incorrect, except for some forms like street logos (where artists substitute their nicknames with logos), which became popular in Europe in the late 1980’s. Long before, there

/ By Igor Ponosov

Street Art as the Art of Action

According to popular view, street art evolved from American graffiti. But this is incorrect, except for some forms like street logos (where artists substitute their nicknames with logos), which became popular in Europe in the late 1980’s. Long before, there

/ By Igor Ponosov

Brad Downey was Here

We really like Brad Downey’s work and have been following him for a long time. For 4 years we tried to invite Brad to Moscow. He is an artist who creates stunning urban sculptures or ‘spontaneous sculptures’ as he calls

/ By Igor Ponosov

Brad Downey was Here

We really like Brad Downey’s work and have been following him for a long time. For 4 years we tried to invite Brad to Moscow. He is an artist who creates stunning urban sculptures or ‘spontaneous sculptures’ as he calls

/ By Igor Ponosov

0331c: “I Am Just the Letters on the Fence”

Zhenya / 0331c is one of Moscow’s most active  street artists, but for some reason we had not yet written about him. I have closely followed his activities since the mid-00’s and distinctly remember admiring his works, which were included

/ By Igor Ponosov

0331c: “I Am Just the Letters on the Fence”

Zhenya / 0331c is one of Moscow’s most active  street artists, but for some reason we had not yet written about him. I have closely followed his activities since the mid-00’s and distinctly remember admiring his works, which were included

/ By Igor Ponosov

Public Art a la Belorusse

I recently visited the Belorussian city of Gomel and was inspired by its wonderful public art. In Moscow, we tend to think in terms of art-districts and public-art programs, but in Gomel, which is typical of a post-Soviet city, art

/ By Igor Ponosov

Public Art a la Belorusse

I recently visited the Belorussian city of Gomel and was inspired by its wonderful public art. In Moscow, we tend to think in terms of art-districts and public-art programs, but in Gomel, which is typical of a post-Soviet city, art

/ By Igor Ponosov

Walking with Constantin

Today I will talk about a project that struck me for its simplicity and resourcefulness. This often happens when you see what is happening in the world of street art, but lately for some reason, it is increasingly rare.  

/ By Igor Ponosov

Walking with Constantin

Today I will talk about a project that struck me for its simplicity and resourcefulness. This often happens when you see what is happening in the world of street art, but lately for some reason, it is increasingly rare.  

/ By Igor Ponosov

The Wall: An Open Discussion on Street Art

The Wall Project began in 2009 at Art-Strelka cultural centre (now site of the Media, Design and Architecture Institute – Strelka) as an open exhibition forum for graffiti and street genres. The wall at the Art Strelka, 2009. The initial

/ By Igor Ponosov

The Wall: An Open Discussion on Street Art

The Wall Project began in 2009 at Art-Strelka cultural centre (now site of the Media, Design and Architecture Institute – Strelka) as an open exhibition forum for graffiti and street genres. The wall at the Art Strelka, 2009. The initial

/ By Igor Ponosov

“Russian Banksy”: Nickname as Insult

Pasha 183, hiding now as P183, became known around the world by the nickname “Russian Banksy.” This happened after a number of articles on websites of several British newspapers used the name. It created a media circus involving a whole string

/ By Igor Ponosov

“Russian Banksy”: Nickname as Insult

Pasha 183, hiding now as P183, became known around the world by the nickname “Russian Banksy.” This happened after a number of articles on websites of several British newspapers used the name. It created a media circus involving a whole string

/ By Igor Ponosov