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Paris: Urban Week in La Defense

For its 4th edition the Urban Week festival returns to the business district of La Defense in Paris from 20 -23 September 2017 with a series of events celebrating street culture from street art, music, sports and food. Through the project … Continue reading

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London: Jean-Michel Basquiat ‘Boom for Real’

Discover the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988), the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene at the Barbican Centre in London from 21 September 2017. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more … Continue reading

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London: Banksy pays tribute to JM Basquiat

Ahead of the upcoming Museum show about Jean Michel Basquiat at the Barbican opening this week, elusive artist Banksy painted a series of murals on the adjacent walls leading the museum and released pictures on his Instagram account. The first … Continue reading

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Berlin: ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art

After several years in the making, the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART will open its doors to the public on 16 September 2017. The Museum is literally ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ ,not even by the police… This center for exhibitions, research and exchange … Continue reading

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London: Frieze Sculpture Park

Ahead of the awaited annual  international Art Fair in October with Frieze London and Frieze Masters, Frieze is launching its  first ever summer outdoor exhibition open to the public in The Regent’s Park in London as an exciting teaser . “It’s fantastic … Continue reading

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London: Herakut – ‘Sad but Happy’ Solo Show

After five years travelling and painting throughout the world , the German duo Herakut is returning to London for a new solo exhibition at Stolenspace entitled ‘Sad but Happy’. Hera and Akut first came to London in 2010 when they painted their enigmatic character … Continue reading

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The Other Art Fair Bristol Highlight: Hisham Echafaki

London based multidisciplinary artist Hisham Echafaki is presenting his new solo exhibition at the Saatchi TOAF (The Other Art Fair) in Bristol.  His body of works focuses on the complex and ever changing relationship between humans and the animal world, exploring themes … Continue reading

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Norway: NuArt Festival 2017 in Stavanger

The city of Stavanger in Norway is getting ready for the world leading street art festival, NuArt. For its 17th edition, the festival will take place from the 31 st of August until the 3rd of September, with their indoor exhibition … Continue reading

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The Best Street Art in Marrakech

The Moroccan city of Marrakech has stood for close to a thousand years, a city of history and culture. Also known as the Red City, Marrakech is one of the most evocative places in the world,  a place to engage … Continue reading

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Paris: Elzo Durt – Colors & Glory

With the 10th year anniversary of the music label Born Bad Records and the release of a monograph entitled “Complete Works”, Belgian graphic designer and illustrator Elzo Durt is showing 13 years of illustration in an exhibition called ‘Colors & … Continue reading

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Paris: John Giorno

Cahier d’Arts in Paris presents a series of prints of the works by New York artist John Giorno, as well as four new painting poems until the end of August. Part of the New York underground scene in the mid sixties, … Continue reading

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London: Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria

NewportStreet Gallery is currently showing a retrospective of works by US artist Ashley Bickerton. ‘Ornamental Hysteria’ spans more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. It is … Continue reading

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Paris: Okuda – The Dream of Mona Lisa

Anna Dimitrova from Adda Gallery and Montana Gallery and Valériane Mondot from Taxie Gallery join forces to celebrate a collaborative new gallery ADDA & TAXIE and present a monographic and the first Parisian exhibition of Spanish artist OKUDA SAN MIGUEL … Continue reading

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Paris: Xu Zhen – Civilization Iteration @Galerie Perrotin

‘Civilization Iteration’ is the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, showcasing Xu’s important series of works since 2013 when he started a brand in his own name. Iteration refers to the way of … Continue reading

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Paris: Lek & Sowat

The 400 square meters of the contemporary art space of the Pavillon Carré has been transformed by the duo of artists Lek and Sowat. Invited by Elise Herszkowicz from Art Azoï, they have created immersive installations from the floors to … Continue reading

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London: Festival Iminente 2017

This  Summer,  a  European  cultural  invasion  hits  the  heart  of  Brexit  Britain  as  the  very  first  UK   edition  of  Festival  Iminente  opens  at  London’s  Old  Truman  Brewery.  A  two-­‐day  festival  of   explosive  and  experimental  Portuguese  art  and  music, … Continue reading

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Paris: Chiharu Shiota ‘Destination’ @Galerie Templon

Following her eye-catching project at the Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris in early 2017, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is returning to both Galerie Daniel Templon‘s spaces with a spectacular site-specific installation and a series of new sculptures. She has … Continue reading

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London: Harland Miller – One Bar Electric Memoir

UK artist Harland Miller, renowned for his satirised Penguin paperback paintings, is returning to the  White Cube  this summer for a new exhibition called ‘One Bar Electric Memoir’. Featuring two series of paintings, the works on show are a continuity of Miller’s investigation … Continue reading

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Paris: Okuda paints monumental Mona Lisa

Spanish artist Okuda is brightening up a nineteen storey building in Paris by giving it a contemporary makeover. Using more than 450 spraycans, Okuda painted one of Europe’s tallest murals at 50 metres (164 feet) high by 15 meters wide … Continue reading

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Paris: Ludo ‘I’ve been missing you’ Solo Show

French artist Ludo is returning to Paris after five years with a new solo show namely titled ‘I’ve been missing you’ at Magda Danysz Gallery. After extensive travelling, creating installations in New York, monumental walls throughout the world and institutional … Continue reading

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Paris: Tristan Eaton ‘Uprise’ Solo Show

US artist Tristan Eaton who is currently on the front cover of SC Exhibition Magazine is exhibiting in Paris at Galerie Itinerrance. The solo exhibition titled ‘UPRISE’ is a visual history of protest and resistance. A look back on human … Continue reading

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Paris: Belin ‘Post Neo Cubism’ Solo Show

Having exhibited in Europe, US, Canada and Mexico, Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin is currently showing his first Parisian Solo Show called ‘Post Neo Cubism’,  curated by Nicolas Couturieux. Self-taught artist Belin has grown internationally as one of the … Continue reading

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Video: “Disaster Collection” by Majida Khattari

After the success of her art performances “Luxury, Oil & Arrogance” And “Merchant Migrant” at the FIAC Art Fair and Art Basel, for which she already created the  “Killy” Bags , in tribute to the”Kelly bag’ from Hermes, Majida Khattari … Continue reading

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Paris: Brusk ‘ In Memoriam’ Solo Show @Galerie Strouk

Famous for his large scale multicoloured murals on his own or with his crew, the Da Mental Vaporz, French street artist Brusk, is back to Paris for a new solo show ‘In Memoriam’ at Galerie Laurent Strouk.  It is his … Continue reading

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Bristol: Banksy Girl with UK Balloon Print – Product Recall

Coinciding with the UK elections, Banksy just announced on his website the free release on 9th June of an exclusive  new print, featuring his iconic Girl with Balloon with the heart being replaced by the UK flag. He hasn’t released … Continue reading

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Paris: Aya Takano – The Jelly Civilization Chronicle

Japanese painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer and manga artist Aya Takano, is exhibiting ‘The Jelly Civilization Chronicle’, a selection of 26 paintings and several drawings on celluloid, all preparatory studies for a 186-page manga, unveiled in its entirety at Galerie Perrotin … Continue reading

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London streets: Fanakapan

Street artist Fanakapan recently completed series of murals  in the streets of East  London. Using a shiny silver inflatable 3D style, the artist painted a silver balloon dog,  a  duo of clown characters holding a smiley balloon , and a tribute to Peanuts fictional characters by Charles … Continue reading

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London: Ryoji Ikeda π, e, ø @Almine Rech

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda is currently showing  a solo exhibition ‘ π, e, ø,’ organised with Olivier Renaud-Clement at Almine Rech Gallery in London Ryoji Ikeda has gained a reputation as a unique artist working across … Continue reading

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Streets: Banksy Brexit mural in Dover

When Banksy confirmed on Instagram a new mural in Dover last Sunday, it created an internet frenzy (covered).  We popped by to have a closer look at the biggest unauthorised work by the elusive artist in the UK . As usual … Continue reading

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Streets in France: Recognize! Vote!

With the historical Presidential election in France divided with candidates including Far Right, we followed anonymous activist artist < + + as he campaigned prolifically as the 12th candidate. His pasters  feature his signature peaceful and poetic futuristic creatures and guardians of an imaginary micronation, … Continue reading

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Streets: New Banksy in Dover

As the UK heads towards a general election and Britain prepares to leave the EU, a three-storey version of the European Union flag appeared painted on to a residential building, on Saturday morning, near the ferry port off the A20 … Continue reading

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Paris: JR – Wrinkles of the City Istanbul

Gallery Perrotin in Paris is currently showing the latest instalment of ‘Winkles of the City – Istanbul’, a project created by French artist JR, featuring monumental portraits across cities dedicated to the elderly people and their stories. In May 2015, JR … Continue reading

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Paris: Faile ‘Meet Me Halfway’

Brooklyn-based duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller a.k.a FAILE are exhibiting for the first time in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. The show titled ‘Meet Me Halfway’ presents a large range of media, from paintings, collages and stencils and works on carved wood featuring their … Continue reading

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Paris: Bom.K – Effets Secondaires

Four years after his last solo show in Paris (covered), graffiti artist Bom.K is returning to Paris for a solo show entitled Effects Secondaires (Side Effects) at Galerie Itinerrance opening on April 21st. The title of the exhibition refers to the sensations … Continue reading

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London: East End Mob

In the last decade London’s East End has seen some remarkable changes. The wave of gentrification has forced the once industrial sprawl and urban wasteland of the area into adopting a different facade.  ‘East End Mob’ presents work from iconic artists … Continue reading

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Paris: Levalet – ‘Nobodies’ solo show

After five years of touring France and abroad with his in-situ characters,  French street artist Levalet is presenting a new solo show in Paris at Galerie  BRUGIER-RIGAIL entitled ‘Nobodies’. The exhibition plays on identity and judgement. Even though « you … Continue reading

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Urban Art Fair Paris 2017

Following last year’s success with more than 20.000 visitors, the second edition of the Urban Art Fair in Paris is gathering art critics, galleries, collectors, artists and fans of urban art at the Carreau du Temple from April 20 to … Continue reading

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Book release: ‘Street Art’ by Lonely Planet

This Friday, Lonely Planet will release ‘Street Art’, a guide to street art featuring 140 street art hotspots in 42 cities around the world. To mark the launch of Street Art, the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol will host a weekend of street … Continue reading

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Magic City – The Art of the Street comes to Munich

After its successful first instalment in Dresden, ‘MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET‘ is now coming to the Olympia Hall in Munich, opening on the 13th April 2017. This one of kind touring and evolving exhibition, built as … Continue reading

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London streets: Wasp Elder

Cardiff painter Wasp Elder is opening a new solo show ‘ Victims of Circumstance’  at 1963 Gallery this Thursday in London. With the help of Monoprixx,  Wasp Elder just completed a large muralcalled’ Manufacturing Consent’  in Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane … Continue reading

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London: Mat Collishaw – The Centrifugal Soul

The Centrifugal Soul is the title work and centrepiece of British contemporary artist Mat Collishaw‘s new exhibition at Blain|Southern in London. The sculpture, in the form of a zoetrope a pre-film animation device that produces the illusion of motion through … Continue reading

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Studio visit: Hisham Echafaki

We stopped by the London studio of contemporary artist Hisham Echafaki as he prepares a new body of work with drawings, surrealist paintings,3D paintings and prints to be showcased at the Talented Art Fair opening this Friday. His surrealist compositions show a … Continue reading

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Dresden: ‘Monument’ to Aleppo sparks emotional debate

A Syrian war memorial is currently dividing Dresden, itself a symbol of the ravages of war. ‘Monument’, featuring three buses standing upright, was erected in February 2017 next to the famous baroque Frauenkirche, which was initially devastated by Allied bombs … Continue reading

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Nice: C215 ‘Introspective’ @ GCA Gallery

A month after his opening of his show ‘Athlètes’at the Musée National du Sport, French stencil artist C215 is back to Nice, South of France, for an exhibition entitled ‘Introspective’ at the GCA Gallery. Featuring a series of intricate stencilled … Continue reading

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Bethlehem: Banksy opens The Walled Off Hotel

10 years after his first initiative in Bethlehem, elusive British artist Banksy has returned to unveiled his latest project: The Walled Off Hotel , with 10 rooms nestled against the controversial barrier wall separating Israel from the Palestinian territories. Located in the … Continue reading

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Malaga: Mark Ryden’s  “Cámara de las Maravillas”

Since its opening last December “Cámara de las Maravillas”, the first solo show in Europe by American artist and father of Pop Surrealism Mark Ryden (1963, Medford, Oregon), has brought thousands of people to the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) … Continue reading

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Dresden: Magic City – Art of the streets

Opened since last October in the German city of Dresden, ‘MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET‘ is a touring and evolving exhibition showcasing over 40 international street artists as well as local graffiti writers with their different practices and … Continue reading

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Paris: Lab14

Between December and 26 Feb 2017 a former building belonging to the French Post Office in the 14th district of Paris has been transformed by 30 street artists before its refurbishment.  Supported by ARTANA, Poste Immo and Altarea Cogedim, the … Continue reading

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Paris: Cleon Peterson ‘ Victory’ @ Galerie du Jour

American artist  Cleon Peterson  presents his first solo show at Agnés B’s Galerie du Jour in Paris. Entitled VICTORY, the new body of work features sculptures and paintings with his instantly recognizable black and white characters entangled in vicious cycles of violence. With a … Continue reading

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Paris: Invader PA_1266

In parallel to his current show ‘Hello My Game is’ at Musee en Herbe (covered) , French artist Space Invader is back to the streets of Paris with a new large mosaic featuring a self portrait in action, masked and … Continue reading

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