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The Crystal Ship 2018 – Part I

We have arrived on the city by the sea in Ostend, Belgium and participating artists to the third edition of the The Crystal Ship ( see line up here) are busy working on their murals and installations  across the city.

So here is a first recap of the walls in progress and installations we have seen so far:

Ben Slow (UK)

Telmo & Miel (NL)

A Squid Called Sebastian (B)

Colectivo Licuado (URU)

Dourone (FR) (See our interview here)

Etam Cru (PL)

Gaia (US)

Icy & Sot (IR)

Jaune (B)

Joachim (B)

Matthew Dawn (B)

Milu Correch (AR)

Oak Oak (FR)

Wasp Elder (UK)

View all the locations of the Crystal Ship on a map of Ostend HERE

The official opening starts on 7 April at Monacoplein from 2pm
Come back again soon for further updates on the Festival


London: JR ‘Giants’ at Lazinc Sacksville

JR Giants

Ted Prize winner artist JR is currently displaying a solo exhibition titled “GIANTS” at Lazinc’s new flagship gallery in Mayfair, London.

The name of the presentation directly references the artist’s ongoing GIANTS project which made its debut during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he created enormous black and white prints of athletes jumping over Rio’s buildings, swimming in its ocean, and diving off its mountains like Greek titans. .

Even if pictures of the installations in situ might look good, it’s very difficult to recapture their impact.   So to give some sense of the scale of the project in the gallery space settings, the viewer has to walk underneath the massive paper head and shoulders of Sudanese high jumper Mohamed Younes Idriss, fixed to scaffolding, just to get in. 

At the same time, visitors can discover the artist’s process from start to finish with behind the scenes items like architectural plans that were created to support his large-scale installations, installation permits collaged into 3D-printed digital reliefs of the final images, and look at the artist’s digital photography techniques.

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View the full set of pics here

JR – Giants
Until 28 February 2018
Lazinc Sackville
29 Sackville St.
Mayfair, London W1S 3DX
United Kingdom