Posts Tagged 'Urban Interventions'

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

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

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

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

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

Decapitalizing Public Space

Street art is as transient as life itself; it often disappears as quickly as it appears. This ephemeral nature gives the work a freedom, spontaneity, and playfulness seldom reached in other, more lasting forms of art. With street art, a

/ By Partizan

Decapitalizing Public Space

Street art is as transient as life itself; it often disappears as quickly as it appears. This ephemeral nature gives the work a freedom, spontaneity, and playfulness seldom reached in other, more lasting forms of art. With street art, a

/ By Partizan

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

Partizaning’s Map of the Moscow Metro

Instead of waiting for Moscow’s government to update their worst ever map of the subway, we decided to create our own, unsanctioned map of the city’s metro system. Without any commission (but using the donated funds from one of our readers

/ By Make Make

Partizaning’s Map of the Moscow Metro

Instead of waiting for Moscow’s government to update their worst ever map of the subway, we decided to create our own, unsanctioned map of the city’s metro system. Without any commission (but using the donated funds from one of our readers

/ By Make Make

“Sobyanin, Baby, C’mon!”

On December 13, 2012 we shared a year’s worth of projects at the Vostochnaya Gallery in Moscow. The exhibition, called “Sobyanin, Baby Come on,” contains a variety of art research and urban interventions that we performed throughout the year. The

/ By Make Make

“Sobyanin, Baby, C’mon!”

On December 13, 2012 we shared a year’s worth of projects at the Vostochnaya Gallery in Moscow. The exhibition, called “Sobyanin, Baby Come on,” contains a variety of art research and urban interventions that we performed throughout the year. The

/ By Make Make