In 1437 AD the king of Sweden awarded the city of Malmö with the mighty griffin as the heraldic symbol of the municipality. Six hundred years have passed and now it is time for a remix!
Using a variation of the classic Exquisite Corpse technique popularized by the surrealist movement, ARTSCAPE invited three artists to each create a component of the brand new Malmö griffin.
The original griffin of ancient mythology is part eagle and part lion, the kings of birds and beasts. ARTSCAPE decided to add a humble human to symbolise the people of Malmö. After creating three striking characters, each in a totally different style, the different segments of the wall were switched around to form three new incarnations of the city’s symbol.
CHRISTINA ANGELINA (US)
ARTSCAPE is a Swedish organisation working to facilitate and promote contemporary urban art through mural festivals and other collaborative projects. In 2014 ARTSCAPE produced Sweden’s first ever international street art festival.
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Video by Olle Enqvist, Remington Andersson & Joel Carlson
Vi åbner d. 5. september med en forrygende gruppeudstilling med nogle af Danmarks absolut bedste urban art-kunstnere: Jamie Linley, CMP One, Peter Birk, Claes Otto Jennow, Gebes, Christian Olsen, Storm.
Saturday at 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Vesterport 1, 8000 Århus C, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Bates has a show in Stockholm until the 10th of September.
Galleri Konstart, Hökens gata 11, T-stn Slussen.
Utställningsperiod: 29:e Augusti– 10:e September 2015
Öppettider: Måndag – Fredag 12:00-19:00 samt Lördag 12:00-17:00
Street Art Österlen was started in 2014 after artist Carolina Falkholts painted a mural in the region next to Österlens Museum in Simrishamn. Already with that inspiration in mind a group of people got together to realize the project again this year, in the middle of the Swedish summer even though this time with artists coming from different countries and backgrounds around the world.
In addition to a diverse line up of artists, the festival sets itself apart since it all happens in the countryside of Skåne in southern Sweden, on buildings that were before used mostly for farming activities.
The sudden change in the countryside’s landscape was greatly welcomed with a huge pilgrimage of people moving around the different walls appreciating this new mix of modern streetart/graffiti and traditional rural architecture.
I followed a group of artists from Malmö on their mission to paint an old warehouse in a small town called Borrby.
While the other walls were given permission to be painted, this wall lacked permission right until before the festival started due to a reluctant position from the owner who after looking into the artists work, he realized the value that they could give to a now, unused beautiful warehouse.
Photo and Film by Futuro Berg
Soundtrack: The Code – Her (soundcloud.com/thecxde)
Max Solca is an artist and cartoonist with roots in Stockholm. He likes to tell things on public walls with pictures and words. Max Window Project is called Open Light a composition of buildings in Malmö with a visual impact by using color and the transparency of the windows.
Curator: Oyuki Matsumoto for STPLN-Stapelbädden / Magnus Johansson & Rasmus Alkestrand for Little Finger
Film & Editing: Julio Barcellos & César A. Ortiz
Hosted by: STPLN- Stapelbädden
Music by: Interlude (Herr Doktor) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Vil du lære det grafiske håndværk at kende? Vil du lære at lave performance af den bedste performancekunstner i Danmark? Vil du være med til at male vægmalerier med nogle af verdens bedste graffiti-malere og muralister? Så er kunst på jyderup Højskole noget for dig.