Posts Tagged ‘urban art’

‘Painting Reality’: a brushstroke by society

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:23 2 Comments

Painting Reality is the work of Dutch performance artist IEPE and an anonymous crew who on April 25 2010 ‘dumped’ 500 cans of waterbased environmentally-friendly paint onto the asphalt of the busy junction, Rosenthaler Platz, in Berlin and let passing cars do the rest. The result a giant Pollock-esque painting of coloured – red, yellow, […]

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The role of art in placemaking

Thursday, August 26, 2010 16:50 3 Comments

In a review of Urban Interventions – Personal Projects in Public Spaces, Regine Debatty of We Make Money Not Art writes that as well as being “surprising, fun and delightful” the publication also reveals how artists play an important role in placemaking. By bringing places alive the artwork featured in the book compels us to […]

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Street With a View: manipulating and reflecting reality

Friday, January 15, 2010 17:30 2 Comments

Street With A View, 2008, image taken from CCCS, Florence, Courtesy Ben Kinsley & Robin Hewlett ©Google, Inc. Manipulating Reality: How Images Redefine the World If you visit the Street View section of Google Maps and type in “Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh” you’re in for a big surprise, because who would have guessed that this one-way […]

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Guerilla for Good: 3 Subversive Urban Art Projects Designed to Improve the Planet

Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:02 No Comments

Originally from Web Urbanist, rebologged by Cluster When most people think of guerilla art they probably think of street graffiti. Sure, graffiti can be impressively creative or can even have a social or political message. However, some of the most interesting urban art installations call more directly for social change. Here are three examples of […]

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