John Howard Will give a artist talk at Kunsthal Brænderigården
The pioneer of urban art in Sao Paulo Brazil
The artist John Howard is said to be the godfather of the street art movement in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is a living legend who started painting in public space more than 30.years ago. Artists like Os Gemeos see him as the most important person in what became the graffiti capital of the World: Sao Paulo. They say that his work was an important inspiration for them when they were still kids and finding their own way into the arts.. Now in his 70s, John Howard is still very active, painting on the streets of Sao Paulo. We are very pleased, and proud to say, that John will make his first appearance in Europe at the International Billboard Painting Festival, at Kunsthal Brænderigården, Viborg, Denmark.
John believes that that Sao Paulo metropolitan area, which is said to now hold some twenty million persons, presented the following conditions which have made street art so popular in the city:
The climate is always moderate; the architecture is ideal with many white walls; millions of young persons have no playground, park, or green space in which to play or very many organized activities in which to participate and exercise their creativity; most adults have never seen an art exposition and enjoy seeing public art for this reason (the support of the public has been fundamental for our success). Finally, Brazil is a land where “flexibility” is considered a great virtue and, when public authorities and law enforcement (personnel of which John has met many times on the city streets) realized that this art was not only agreeable to the population, but that it was projecting Sao Paulo´s name to the world as “The Graffiti Capital” they became tolerant and even appreciative of our efforts
“John Howard is the most important guy! He started graffiti here in Sao Paulo. In the late 70′s he was the first to use the streets , and discover the city!!!! all our respect to him!” OsGemeos 2013
Officiel Åbning d.8
Kl 11-17 Åbent i udstillingerne på Kunsthal Brænderigården
Kl 14-15.30 Baby-art for 1-4 årige m forældre v. billedkunstner Anne Marie Holm
Kl 14-16 udendørs DJ koncert på plænen
Kl 15. Indvielse af Viborg International Billboard Festival v. borgmester Søren Pape
- Published: June 4, 2013
I posted a little clip about the 1st Biennial International “Graffiti Fine Art” Exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil back in 2010. Now a documentary film about it is available online.
65 Graffiti artists from 13 countries descend upon São Paulo, Brazil for the 1st Biennial International “Graffiti Fine Art” Exhibition. In an art world where semantics matter, graffiti artists from around the world wonder what exactly is ‘Graffiti Fine Art’. After all, once graffiti leaves the street… is it even graffiti at all?
Become a fan on facebook! facebook.com/pages/Graffiti-Fine-Art-Documentary/224670234227113
Awards & Festivals
Best Documentary Short – NYC Metropolitan Film Festival: metrofilmfest.com/Metro_Film_Fest/Winners.html
Best Documentary Short – 10th Annual Urban Mediamakers Film Festival: umff.com/mpages/submissions.html
Best Concept: Documentary Short & Honorable Mention: Best Documentary Short – Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival laufilmfest.com/Winners.html
20th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival: hsdfi.org/
Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival: docufest.com/home.html
Caradura International Urban Art Film Festival – Rio de Janiero
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
MARTS – Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Published: May 31, 2013
I MORGENI dag TIL RELEASE PARTY!
Nansensgade 26 “Cafe Den Lille Røde” fra kl 18
Obs: Ingen dankort i baren.
- Published: May 28, 2013
We have uploaded 26 photos from Gelleraps.
- Published: May 27, 2013
http://www.streetcorner.se at Falu Form Festival 2013.
Writers: Gouge, Jeks, Siks, Ligisd & Anya Blom.