Author Archives: Shriya Malhotra

The Street Art of Paulo Ito

In São Paolo, we were lucky to spend time with street artist Paulo Ito, who introduced us to Brazilian street art, and many of his incredible works. We find Paulo’s work particularly intense and beautiful for its strong commentary about

/ By Shriya Malhotra

The Street Art of Paulo Ito

In São Paolo, we were lucky to spend time with street artist Paulo Ito, who introduced us to Brazilian street art, and many of his incredible works. We find Paulo’s work particularly intense and beautiful for its strong commentary about

/ By Shriya Malhotra

What Remains of Public Art: Conversation 2 with Harmen de Hoop

In part two of this series of conversations with Harmen de Hoop, we asked him to share his views on perceptions of art in public space: ephemerality, audiences and the role of the media. Conversation pieces are below.     

/ By Shriya Malhotra

What Remains of Public Art: Conversation 2 with Harmen de Hoop

In part two of this series of conversations with Harmen de Hoop, we asked him to share his views on perceptions of art in public space: ephemerality, audiences and the role of the media. Conversation pieces are below.     

/ By Shriya Malhotra

In Conversation with Harmen de Hoop

For almost three decades, Harmen de Hoop has anonymously but consistently been intervening in public space. Whether critical or joking, he has made his ideas felt in cities around the world. This is a brief conversation with the artist—perhaps the

/ By Shriya Malhotra

In Conversation with Harmen de Hoop

For almost three decades, Harmen de Hoop has anonymously but consistently been intervening in public space. Whether critical or joking, he has made his ideas felt in cities around the world. This is a brief conversation with the artist—perhaps the

/ By Shriya Malhotra

Interventions by The Wa

Berlin street artist The Wa creates projects for people in the city which blur the boundaries of private and public. Often working with the language of advertising, several of his recent interventions have been public-oriented social actions: advocating using public

/ By Shriya Malhotra

Interventions by The Wa

Berlin street artist The Wa creates projects for people in the city which blur the boundaries of private and public. Often working with the language of advertising, several of his recent interventions have been public-oriented social actions: advocating using public

/ By Shriya Malhotra

The F-Bahn Widerstand

On May 28th, we ran a 3-hour workshop in Dusseldorf, Germany. It was part of the Academie der Rebellion series of workshops and lectures and a precursor to the Petites Resistances: Rebellion als Kunstform exhibit. Using mostly found materials and a pallet, we built a

/ By Shriya Malhotra

The F-Bahn Widerstand

On May 28th, we ran a 3-hour workshop in Dusseldorf, Germany. It was part of the Academie der Rebellion series of workshops and lectures and a precursor to the Petites Resistances: Rebellion als Kunstform exhibit. Using mostly found materials and a pallet, we built a

/ By Shriya Malhotra

Public Space Magic

The 5th Delai Sam had great workshops about creative interaction and public space: Brad Downey taught us how to spontaneously reconfigure everyday objects into public sculptures that convey humor, irony and a sense of play in the city. Artur Van Balen showed us how to make

/ By Shriya Malhotra

Public Space Magic

The 5th Delai Sam had great workshops about creative interaction and public space: Brad Downey taught us how to spontaneously reconfigure everyday objects into public sculptures that convey humor, irony and a sense of play in the city. Artur Van Balen showed us how to make

/ By Shriya Malhotra

The City as Canvas

Muralism is at the intersection of street art and public art in which artists create large, sanctioned works on walls or sides of buildings that immediately engage and sometimes transform the space and surroundings. Contemporary murals can also be a

/ By Shriya Malhotra

The City as Canvas

Muralism is at the intersection of street art and public art in which artists create large, sanctioned works on walls or sides of buildings that immediately engage and sometimes transform the space and surroundings. Contemporary murals can also be a

/ By Shriya Malhotra

DIY Safety Devices

One of my favorite projects at the Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents was by artist Alexia Mellor. The Unicorn Union Project examines how people cope with their fears and anxieties: “It is a participatory project, creating playful interventions and temporary communities

/ By Shriya Malhotra

DIY Safety Devices

One of my favorite projects at the Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents was by artist Alexia Mellor. The Unicorn Union Project examines how people cope with their fears and anxieties: “It is a participatory project, creating playful interventions and temporary communities

/ By Shriya Malhotra

Jordan Seiler: Curating the City

Cities are increasingly dominated by advertisements. In 2007, the mayor of the Brazilian city of São Paulo passed a ‘clean city law’, forbidding any form of commercial communication outdoors. And as a result, artists started to occupy walls with colors

/ By Shriya Malhotra

Jordan Seiler: Curating the City

Cities are increasingly dominated by advertisements. In 2007, the mayor of the Brazilian city of São Paulo passed a ‘clean city law’, forbidding any form of commercial communication outdoors. And as a result, artists started to occupy walls with colors

/ By Shriya Malhotra

What Should Happen to the Old Sint Nicolaas Lyceum Building?

From November 23rd to December 3rd, 2012 we lived in the former Sint Nicolaas school building as participants of the Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, the largest forum for alternative, experimental and non-commercial art in the Netherlands. As an underground arts

/ By Shriya Malhotra

What Should Happen to the Old Sint Nicolaas Lyceum Building?

From November 23rd to December 3rd, 2012 we lived in the former Sint Nicolaas school building as participants of the Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, the largest forum for alternative, experimental and non-commercial art in the Netherlands. As an underground arts

/ By Shriya Malhotra