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A Documentary by Jared Levy.
65 Graffiti artists from 13 countries descend upon São Paulo, Brazil for the 1st Biennial International "Graffiti Fine Art" Exhibition at the MuBE Museum.
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Paweł Althamer: "Common Task", a “live social sculpture”, Brussels, 2009, symbolic commemoration of the 20 year anniversary of the end of communism in Poland.
In 2009 : Twenty years ago communism fell in Central and Eastern Europe. It was Poland where the transformation which changed the course of European history began. A special artisic-social project entitled “Common Task” reminded Europeans about events which took place over 20 years ago. On 4th of June 1989 Poland was the first country behind the Iron Curtain to organise free elections.
To commemoration this fact, artist landed with 160 other passengers of a Boeing 737 in Brussels. They all were wearing golden suits that look like a combination of space suits and fairy-tale costumes. Even the plane was specially designed and painted gold - all as part of Althamer's work Common Task (the Polish expression "Wspólna sprawa" could also mean "common issue" or "common quest"). Their first stop in the city was the Expo 58, a modernist dream-town. A model of an atom was a starting point of the visit to the European Parliament and "meetings with the residents of the city". They were making a tour of the city as strange, alien visitors. 160 gold-dressed aliens.
Mark Jenkins makes human body casts out of saran wrap and packing tape. He then places them around the city for a variety of humorous and thought provoking effects. In addition to creating art, he also teaches his sculpture techniques through workshops in cities he visits. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
Jenkins’ practice of street art is to use the “street as a stage” where passersby become actors. Many of his installations have resulted in intervention by the authorities whom he also regards as actors. Most of his early outdoor works were non-commissioned.
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Doris Salcedo: installation, Istanbul Biennial, 2003
Over 1600 chairs went into making this incredible urban art installation project. The chairs are aged, each with its own history that contributes a piece of the story of the overall installation. The sheer volume and time associated with placing these chair-by-chair in place is impressive enough, regardless of intention.
Doris Salcedo (born 1958) is a Colombian-born sculptor.
Alexandre Orion: "Ossario", 2006 - is a non-pollutant graffiti, which is the partial removal of surface dirt that has accumulated pollution. Needless to say the work is monochrome, and relatively temporary.
Alexandre Orion is a Brazilian graffiti artist has the distinction of having expressed his talent with a tunnel cleaned blackened by pollution in Sao Paolo. Skulls were designed for about 160 meters, and Alexandre Orion was not arrested because his creations were not painted, but made with a simple cloth. In the end, the city of Sao Paolo had to clean the tunnel to clear the skulls.
Wela (Elisabeth Wierzbicka): “Multiplication” comprises an ensemble of black and white drawings on tubular supports hanging from a plane tree. Installation made for The Street Arts Festival, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, 2006, mixed media