Street Art/Graffiti Exhibit in Amsterdam

Postby misslettuce » August 3rd, 2006, 7:57 pm

Thank you for all your comments.

I really accept your comments specially when some of the people refer that the show didn't break any barriers on new directions of all this "movement"...
anyway, that was not the intention of it all.
All criticims are more than welcome, but be acurate when you make them. This show was, like someone told me, "something that they hadn't see for a long time - a show that everyone could participate" and that was what was all about, a place where everyone could show what they are doing on the streets, be it stickers, posters, stencils or graffiti. There was even a theme...:).
One final note is that there was no curator to the show (it is even ridiculous to think that one person would glue all the posters by him/herself).
There was an ideia and this is what came out. For better or for worse was a really nice weekend, people and artists came out, painted, pasted up, enjoyed themselves...it's something you cannot show on the pics.

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Postby misslettuce » August 3rd, 2006, 8:54 pm

On the expo, there was a workshop on billboard liberation, with some nice colab between the artists and the collective that organized it.. Follow this link to see the result of what happened...

http://service.gmx.net/mc/yAGh9aBAuhILt ... kOYENJ5RIa
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Postby nologo » August 10th, 2006, 10:05 pm

"The worst example in this is C100, who once even sold the collage panels that he made with some other people's posters and stickers "

if this is true c100 is maybe the best known sellout man in streetart- buäääääääääähhh
but i wouldn't wonder if this is true, munich was always a busy grey buisness city - maybe the greyest of the world

and the "exhbition" - hmm i would like it if all the stickers would just spotted in the same small area but on the streets - illegal done.

this "exhibition" looks like "Streetart"in vienna or "hang'em'high" in leipzig or "farbtontage" in dresden or .... - it's a waste of stickers and the whole energy people gave to the production of the stuff.
please give the stuff a sense and get the whole indoorstuff some where in the middle of the main shopping street in amsterdam or put it into trains .
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Postby ehgz » August 10th, 2006, 11:24 pm

ah well... sometimes something is just there for getting people together and having fun doing their own thing in a nice place... we liked making something outside of our studio and were treated nicely by nice people... created two collage pieces that will be handled with care and will be a welcome decoration when good dnb d&b parties will be held at overtoom 31... sometimes an exhibition is not about 'cutting edge street art & urban design'... true, but the nice people who intiated this gathering were not pretentious in any way about that fact.

If curators act as if they are preparing a cutting edge show show critisism is needed... no point in critisising this too much. sun, fun and beer!

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