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Urban Art By Spector in Paris

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Blu @ Draw The Line, Italy

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Art, Tech & the City

Last night’s meet-up focused on the various ways technology and the arts are informing our relationship to the cities we live in. From collaborative storytelling projects, to creative data visualizations, to location-based projects, we saw how these fields intersect to give us new ways of experiencing and understanding our urban lives.

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Conductor: mta.me

Musician, Google-employee and computer programmer Alexander Chen has created a brilliant new media art piece featured on www.mta.me. “Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 [...]

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Roa in Mexico

Roa’s street art has become fairly ubiquitous in urban landscapes. The trademark black and white animal portraits grace urban landscapes from Paris to Brooklyn. Now you can see the process behind these large-scale works in this video posted by Mamutt Arte.

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Cicada Princess

Cicada Princess is a short film based on a children’s book by the same title, both written and produced by Mauricio Baiocchi (Mauchi) with illustrations and character designs by Steve Ferrera. I love how the Mauricio Baiocchi is drumming up funding for his project. After watching this video and seeing how passionate he is about [...]

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Tomato Spray

New work by Mr. Brainwash. Kinda hate that I actually like this. Who needs JBL speakers when you can have an Andy Warhol spray can?

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Red Bull Street Art View

On the heels of Google’s Art Project, comes Red Bull Street Art View. Using Google’s “Street View,” the Art View will feature crowd-sourced images of graffiti from all over the globe. The concept, which originated at the Brazilian ad agency Loducca, is making a fine attempt at parlaying the ‘counterculture cache’ of graffiti. However, for [...]

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Seize HappyWallMaker show in Paris

Seize HappyWallMaker, a young French artist, will show works at the Parisian Gallery Mathgoth, now until the 16th march 2011 at Espace “In My Room” 32 rue Rodier, Paris 9th.

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Nowhere Near Here

“‘Nowhere Near Here’ is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, on the 7th October 2010.” More info here. [...]

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Welcome to Art Basel Miami

Escif‘s reminder to the artists in attendance at Miami’s Art Basel Miami.

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Making the invisible visible

Mentalgassi (a street art collective) and Amnesty International have teamed up to produce lenticular fence posters around London to raise awareness about the presumed innocence of the death row inmate, Troy Davis. The resulting image is amazingly poignant. Check out the making of video:

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Modern art

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Transition

It has been three weeks since I saw, ‘Transition,’ the Istanbul edition of the exhibition series, ‘Edge of Arabia‘ (which has also shown in London, Berlin, Venice, Riyadh and Dubai), and I can’t stop thinking about it. The show features contemporary art from Saudi Arabia, and presents 22 artistic positions intended to cause visitors to [...]

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Musée national Eugène Delacroix

I have walked by the Delacroix museum hundreds of times this past year, and finally decided to enter. One of the apartment/studios where Delacroix lived and worked, is now a small museum showing some fantastic work. Of particular interest to me were the works on paper such as the “Frightened Wild Horse Emerging from the [...]

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