Activists

Street Art Files: Gandhi

This is the first post in the series of short interviews with uprising street artists from the post-soviet territory. Gandhi, a collective from St. Petersburg respond to our typical questions about their socially-oriented street art, and themes of feminism, tolerance, and non-violence.

/ By Partizan

Street Art Files: Gandhi

This is the first post in the series of short interviews with uprising street artists from the post-soviet territory. Gandhi, a collective from St. Petersburg respond to our typical questions about their socially-oriented street art, and themes of feminism, tolerance, and non-violence.

/ By Partizan

Road Signs: Francesco Garbelli

Milanese artist Francesco Garbelli has been working outdoors since the mid-1980′s. Although he is relatively unknown, his art precedes similar urban interventions of contemporary street artists by about 20-30 years. The works with road signs are particularly interesting for us because of

/ By Partizan

Road Signs: Francesco Garbelli

Milanese artist Francesco Garbelli has been working outdoors since the mid-1980′s. Although he is relatively unknown, his art precedes similar urban interventions of contemporary street artists by about 20-30 years. The works with road signs are particularly interesting for us because of

/ By Partizan

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

Provo and the 1966 White Bicycle Plan

Roel van Duijn founded the anarchistic Provo Movement in the 1960s in Amsterdam. He has served as a member of the district council in Amsterdam for 30 years, and became a vice-mayor in the 1970s. He is currently a writer,

/ By Partizan

Provo and the 1966 White Bicycle Plan

Roel van Duijn founded the anarchistic Provo Movement in the 1960s in Amsterdam. He has served as a member of the district council in Amsterdam for 30 years, and became a vice-mayor in the 1970s. He is currently a writer,

/ By Partizan

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

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

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

The Arbour Lake Sghool

The Arbour Lake Sghool began in a house at 160 Arbour Ridge Circle in the Arbour Lake suburb of Calgary, Canada. A group of friends, some of whom had attended art school together, decided they wanted to keep hanging out and working

/ By Partizan

The Arbour Lake Sghool

The Arbour Lake Sghool began in a house at 160 Arbour Ridge Circle in the Arbour Lake suburb of Calgary, Canada. A group of friends, some of whom had attended art school together, decided they wanted to keep hanging out and working

/ By Partizan

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