#streetart as part of our history

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“What exactly is street art?” 

It is a visionary art form that is usually developed in open public areas and even though it is met with negative connotation, it offers freedom of expression. Utilizing tools as simple as spray paint, ink and markers, street artists are making an unbelievable stamp in the history of art.

Art In The Streets, will serve as an eye opener to the world, offering an array of uniquely designed graffiti and street art. the exhibition provides various sculptures, paintings, photographs and other distinctive art forms by 50 of the most dynamic street artists.

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OUTSIDE IN: THE STORY OF ART IN THE STREETS

Like it or not, “Art in the Streets” was one of the most important things to happen to the art world in the last few years, and one of the biggest things ever to happen to graffiti and street art. Director Alex Stapleton takes us inside the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ famous exhibition.

From Shepard Fairey to Lee Quiñones, Swoon, Futura, and Mister Cartoon; from Revok to Martha Cooper, Invader and more, the show that took place from April 17-August 8, 2011, followed graffiti and street art as far back as Basquiat and even some of the gang graffiti in the 1940s and 50s in LA. Graffiti and street art are mainstays of the high art world now, and this documentary aims to show how MOCA contributed to that fact.

For the record, I thought the show was tastefully done with what highly controversial subject matter they had to work with.

Enjoy the documentary, it’s perfect for weekend 😉

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ART IN THE STREETS

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:exhibit “Heat, Thirst, Life” @ BYF 2o11

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=ИзложбаЖега, жажда, живот

This was one of the main activities on d program of d 16 edition of Balkan Youth Festival, Sandanski, Bulgaria. Regular the organization makes this exhibition in Hotel Sandanski but as we decide for this year better place for the type of art that was presented the place for this year was pretty visited coffee bar in Sandamski, named ICEBERG.

On the second day of the official start of this year festival [08.09.11], in d morning, in 11:00 o’clock all d volunteers, members of d music bands & d other participants @ BYF we went to ‘Iceberg’ for d official opening of d exhibition and d most lovely morning coffee.

The day before, me with d technical group of volunteers @ BYF visited Iceberg and arrange d place with our art works. This year there were two artists presenting their art pieces in a front of d BYF audience and d local young people from Sandanski that are customers at Iceberg. The first artist Blagoj Cicerkov is young photographer. He’s 18 years old and in d beginning he was working with d camera only as a hobby, but after he start with journalism and writing articles for different media this becomes his first job.

For this exhibition he do a special tour around d Balkans and visit Macedonia, Greece and some parts of Bulgaria, or cities as Ohrid, Struga, Thessaloniki, Sofia and Varna and tries to do special shoots for this year topic: heat, thirst, life. ..

The second author/ artist that presents his art works at BYF is me. For this year expo I decide to present them one of my conceptual art photography projects called „[3e]“ (tree) where I shoot one trees street in France (Montpelier)  decorated with some spherical balls. ..I also present one project „animated friends“, acrylic on paper-board and the last part of my expo was mix of some visual/ graphic posters.

Emilia Marinova, the director of Balkan Youth Festival, open this year exhibition with positive words first for Us. d artists, then for our art works and for d end of her speech for d volunteers and congratulations for all of us, participants of this year edition of d festival. Blagoj was pleased to be with Us this year and to share his photography, and me, I was pretty much surprised how is possible so many people to have need for coffee in d morning. 🙂

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Few media, including d national TV station were interested in our exhibition, and hopefully we’ve done a good thing with our works and our messages. Balkan Youth Festival is d best place for meeting young people from d Balkans and Europe and sharing our experience!

more for d expo [here]

Monster.S for soliDAR*ity

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For the exhibition that took place in the Maison de la famillies in Metz I decide to create art piece that will be mix of the three techniques/ workshops that were actually part of the youth exchange connect with contemporary art called Voice of Art.

Voice of Art was a youth exchange organized by the association Together, on my blog for my stay in France you can find other articles connected with it. In this exchange participants from 6 countries were able to learn more about contemporary art and also to create part of their ideas participating in three workshops: street art, art installations and multimedia.

The street art workshop was leaded by me and can find more about here. The other two workshops were leaded by Bruno de Sario, Italy [art installation] and  Agnieszka Piatczak, Poland and Ramses The lonelywarrior, France [multimedia].

I have some expirience with video/ multi media and installations from before and I felt perfect opportunity to try to play with this three forms and create mixed media work that will be connect and will express the way how I accept and understand the topic of this excange ‘solidarity’

The last period I use my facebook status to write some shorts about monsters and monster mood and somehow I find connection between the monster.s and solidarity. I try to show the main feelings that I have when I think about solidarity. I made monster[s] that [are] push[ing] for solidarity.

Monster.S for Solidarity

In the painted form I played with graff, stickers and expressionistic techniques. The stickers that I made before I apply in the wooden board same as sometimes I put them on the walls around the places where I travel.. ..

In the installation I try to use as less as possible, because one of the aim in my works is to show that a lot of things can be created from low budget materials, most of them organic and easy for recycling.This ecoLogic.al way of creating art in my eyes is the future of the contemporary design, art & living.

In the short conceptual and bit experimental video I give a soul to the monster that I already have it in 2 forms..that comes to my concept like finishing the circle of 2D, 3D with bringing the monster in moving and giving him life. I create monster with feelings..

The combination of this 3 forms bring my idea and concept in final result in which the message is clean..if u understand it good if not again good 🙂

Monster.S for Solidarity

 

 

 

Monster for Solidarity from Kihu Potru on Vimeo.

DAR* – in Macedonian means gift..most of the time not material one..

H O P E

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I already share this work on tumblr because that is usually the place where I share more often art stuff from different artists and different forms..almost all the time contemporary and modern, I decide to upload this work here too.

It’s actually working concept that comes after inner result on working on topic as solidarity. Combination from 2 photos by Ramses The Lonelyworrior from France and the editing process made by me. In the beginning there was other idea connected with this pics but during the brain storm it develop in something else, which result you see now.

the conversation that we made with Ramses on fb for the result of the photo finish from Ramses works and my editing process was very deep and pure.

 
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The photos were made on the Youth Exchange in Arry and Metz, France called ‘Voice of Art’ & organized by the Association Togeteher. More about the project, the art pieces, the exhibition you can find on my other blog connect with my stay here in France.

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