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Thanks so much - Russell

8 June: Public Provocations V

Artists in exhibition
Alice Pasquini / I
Amose / F
Case / D
Chris Stain / USA
Gris1 / F
Michael Grudziecki / PL
Orticanoodles / I
Robert Proch / PL
Wolfgang Krell / D

http://www.colab-gallery.com/en/exhibitions/current-exhibition/public-pr...

The Colab Gallery presents the fifth edition of Public Provocations. It combines various styles, disciplines and techniques of Urban Art. Nine artists from all over the world will be providing insight into their creative work. Every single artist is unique, and the exhibition will be as extraordinary as each exceptional piece of work is. Public Provocations – a cross section of current works of the urban art scene.

Gezi Resist: A special Turkey upload

http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/Turkey

The Stencil Archive presents a special upload for Turkey, which is seeing a massive swell of public street protests that are being violently answered by the government and police. Like most uprising hotspots, street art allows people to have a free, simple voice. Stencils have been part of art in the streets for years in Turkey (I feature a Turkish stencil in my 2008 book Stencil Nation), but I will scour the Internet and upload new ones when I find them.

Over 125 New Stencil Photos in the Archive

School is out and June is here. Time for more stencil uploads (18,900 and counting)

Thanks for the submissions: Julia, Paz, Esmeralda, Jeremy and ohters…..

Toons provided by KPOO (still keepin' it real in the Western Addition)

Ghalam DAR (Iran)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Middle_East/artists-of-...

France (scans from 1980s post cards)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/France

Spain
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Europe/Spain

In Media (one from 1930s Berlin)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/Stencils_In_Media

Boruchow
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Artists_USA/jboruchow

North California and East Bay
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/North_Ca...

Los Angeles (1979 with Cesar Chavez)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/California/Los_Angeles

New Orleans (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Louisiana

Ohio
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Ohio

Oregon (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/USA/Oregon

::: Meanwhile, in San Francisco....

>NEW< Dolce
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Eclair
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Kate DiCiccio (new mural)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Todd Hanson (with Ana)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

Xavi (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Artists_i...

China Basin (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/China_Basin

Chinatown (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Other_SF_...

Clarion Alley
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/ClarionAlley

Haight St.
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Haight_Di...

From 1998-2001 SF
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SF-turn-o...

The Mission
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Mission

SoMa and the FiDi
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/SoMa_Fina...

May Day protest (with a Keystone XL protest thrown in)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Shows_The...

Hayes Valley and the Castro
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/The_Castr...

Western Addition and Divis
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Western_A...

Valencia St. (just one)
http://www.stencilarchive.org/archives/index.php/San_Francisco/Valencia_St

Stencil Nation Art Walk Wins 2013 Best Of

SF Weekly 2013 Best Of Issue

Best Way to see the Mission Before it's Annexed to Google - 2013
Scout for Street Art Walking Tour

https://www.vayable.com/experiences/187-scout-for-street-art
Russell Howze describes his tour as a "three hour zigzag through the Mission District." For fans of street art, or anyone curious about the changing city, it's a zigzag worth taking. Howze has been chronicling the stencils, tags, murals and graffiti that decorate San Francisco for 15 years, and is the author of the street art tome Stencil Nation. His tour explores alleys that will be new to residents and tourists alike, and keeps an eye on the shifting cultural tides of the neighborhood. "Urban landscapes are always changing," Howze said, pointing out that while many of the tech workers moving into the Mission appreciate street art, they also bring security cameras and fences.

New Book by Jef Aerosol

Jef Aérosol from Alternatives Press

 

7 June: Boruchow's Future Primitive (Phila., PA)

The Art Dept.'s new show Future Primitive features the work of Philadelphia based artist Joe Boruchow. The show will open Friday June 7th and will be up through August. Come and join us first Friday to open the show with a bang!

June 7th:
6:00pm until 9:00pm

The Art Dept.
1638 E. Berks Street, Phila., PA

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Walls that Speak - Beirut's painted walls

The walls of Beirut talk volumes about the city and its habitants. Many of the city's bullet-scarred walls are covered in words, drawings, signs, slogans and graffiti art. They offer a glimpse both of a vibrant and emerging art culture as well as the abiding dark force of political sectarianism.

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeraworld/2013/04/2013431151390...

Zed Gets Up in Tunis

10 May: HAHA's Metamorphosis (Melbourne)

Metamorphosis.

Metamorphosis is an exploration into the archetype's of the human psyche. As humans, we create the archetypes that exist amongst us as individuals, and as a part of a couple, a family, a tribe or a nation.

Here HAHA investigates these archetypes by means of stencil: fusing portraits of people together to find a link or connection between couples, or by fusing man with machine and beast.

The viewer is presented and faced with questions about the archetype within relationships, transhumanism & the beast man.

HAHA

HAHA (Regan Tamanui) is one of Australia's most notorious and prolific stencil artists. He called the Blender Studios home for many years before extending his art practice with an extended, overseas trip.

Now he is back, and is having his first solo show since returning to Melbourne at Blender Studios' gallery Dark Horse Experiment.

Please join us for the opening of this exciting show.


• Location: Dark Horse Experiment, 110 Franklin Street Melbourne
• Exhibition Dates: Saturday May 11th to Saturday June 1st, 2013.
• Opening Date: Friday 10th May, 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
• Opening Hours: Wed to Sat 12–6pm

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