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At around 9AM on June 3, 2014, approximately 16 cops from the Vancouver Police Department raided a house in East Vancouver under the pretext of investigating six mischief charges related to graffiti tags dating from June, July, and October of 2013. The four residents of the house, and one guest, were removed one by one by police aiming pistols at them. One person inside the house looked out their bedroom window and saw a cop pointing his pistol at him.
The house targeted by the raid is comprised of radicals involved in Indigenous resistance as well as anarchist projects in the city (including myself, the editor of the Warrior Publications wordpress site).
Once removed from the house, the five people were placed in a prisoner transport van parked out front while a K9 team entered the house to search for any remaining people. After the K9 team searched the house, a forensic identification unit with a video camera appeared. They first filmed the exterior of the house and the yard, then entered the house itself. After filming the interior, they then used a camera to take photos.
STÉPHANE MOSCATO STF
SOLO SHOW "TERRAIN DE JEU" 14 JUNE - 5 JULY 2014
Opening 14 June from 5 to 8pm
56, rue Alexandre Dumas, Paris, France
00 33 9 80 66 63 94
Born in 1973, the Mar- seille-based artist Stéphane Moscato draw his inspiration on punk-rock culture, and proposes a subtle and ba- lanced work between a very graphic and contemporary visual result and a social and polical use of mythology and symbols from history of art.
Wheras collage and stencil techniques are considered as old-fashion by art critics, Stéphane Moscato takes the op- posite view in approaching in an original way the notion of original artwork and reproductibility. He realizes unique and polysemous artworks (never reproduced) which enable him to follow the meaning that can be drawn from theses pieces of street.
The exhibition Terrain de jeu, the first show at Openspa- ce gallery will present a selection of brand new pieces on canvas, book covers, paper and posters. Through the subject of introspection and self-knowledge, the artist reviews the emotions we feel as part of social interactions.
NYC TO TEHRAN (curated by Icy and Sot)
جمعه، ۲۳ خرداد ۱۳۹۳
ساعت ۴ تا ۸ بعد از ظهر
خیابان وزرا ، کوچه چهارم، شماره 11، گالری سیحون
Seyhoun Art gallery
NO. 11 4th Street, Vozara Avenue Tehran, Iran
Opening Party: Friday June 13th, 4-8 pm
Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Gallery is closed on mondays
ALICE MIZRACHI . BAMN . CHRIS STAIN . RUBIN . HELLBENT . VEXTA . ELLE . COL WALLNUTS . SONNI . JOE IURATO . LOGAN HICKS . BISHOP203 . CERN TONYDEPEW. COPE2. ENZO AND NIO. ENX. KET. EZO. ASVP . SOFIA. ICY AND SOT . QRST . PHETUS . CAKE . RUSSELL KING . ROYCE BANNON. CONTEMPORARY ADULT MUSIC . CRUZ . ELSOL25 . NDA . LNY . GILF . SEE ONE . BUTTSUP
From June 13th-15th, two concurring street art shows will take place exhibiting the works of 35 NYC based artists in Tehran, Iran, and 10 Iranian artists in Brooklyn, NYC. This cultural exchange initiated by Iranian exile artists, Icy and Sot is a first of its kind as there have only been a handful of street art shows in Iran, even less exhibiting foreign artists.
The fact that there have been no diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the USA for close to 35 years now have restricted all the artists to obtain visas and attend the shows they are exhibiting in. Adding to its complexity, all music, film, literature, and art in Iran are subjected to very strict censorship. Additionally there are many other anti-Western cultural laws including the banning alcohol.
However, with these restrictions, the youth of Iran, who make up more than half of the country’s population, have began to fight back and seen a rise of artist underground scenes within the various mediums. Nevertheless, to this day there is little to no street art in Iran outside the propaganda murals commissioned by the Islamic regime itself.
Icy and Sot who left Iran two years ago have now taken shelter in the dynamic and exploding NYC street art scene. To help bridge the gap of their old and new homes, they are curating the NYC TO TEHRAN & TEHRAN TO NYC shows with their friends. Opening parties for both cities will take place simultaneously on June 13th, with the time difference in mind.
TEHRAN TO NYC:
TBA Brooklyn Gallery
58 South 6th Street
Opening Party: Friday June 13th, 6- 11 PM w/DJ set from Rahill (Habibi)
ILL . MAD . FRZ . CK1 . NAFIR . PST . CAVE2 . JASON . HOSHVAR . SHAHRIYAR BOURAND
Jun 12 at 6:30pm to Jun 13 at 8:30am in UTC+10
1214 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne
Come and join me for a drink at Metro gallery on Thursday the 12th of June to open my latest exhibition, the work is based on images from my trip to the middle east last year. The show is going to be opened by my good mate Fr Bob Maguire. Feel free to extend this invitation to any one who might be interested in coming along.
Dlux, or, as he is more commonly know these days, James Dodd, was there, amongst it all, a part of the beginnings of a movement that have continued to this day. Where once street art was truly underground, it is now, in many ways, a commercial, comodifiable product – and yet artists such as Dlux have retained their ability to “keep it real” whilst navigating the many opportunities and pitfalls associated with the rise of street art as a cultural phenomenon. Although his work has evolved in many differing directions in the decade since, it still retains an element of authenticity that was, in all probability, spawned within that period of time – the rebellion, the enthusiasm and gleefully poignant philosophical elements are all critical elements of his work, and it would be hard to discern if so many of these elements would be present, if he had not been there to see it all in its rambunctious glory.
Interview – DLUX – James Dodd
It’s 2004, Melbourne, and things for the cities vibrant stencil art community are about to change. For many years the stencil was king – so much so that books were written, international websites spawned and a global movement eagerly watched the streets come alive in nooks and crannies with cut and sprayed works of art. from the political to the humourous, – in these days, freedom aerosol was still, for the most part, mostly practiced by graffiti artists and what we know as the “street art scene” was dominated by stencils and the artists who created them, plied a swaths across the city.
But 2004 was the year of a major international event in Melbourne, the Commonwealth games, and with it came a massive cleanup across the city – walls washed and sterilised in the name of “making shit look better”, and with the cleanup went many of the cities beloved stencil art. The City of Melbourne, as hard as it may be to believe these days, went to “war” on graffiti and street art, one which, in hindsight, it appears it was less a victor than at the time it had thought it had been.
It was the year that the first incarnation of the Blender studios was shut down, and the year that the Everfresh studios opened – it was a time of transition between the old, and the new. Artist such as Sync, Ha-Ha and, of course, Dlux, three artists who had been right in amongst the stencil art and street art movement, moved off into different directions – continuing to pursue their works and enlivening their, and consequently our, surroundings.
I am writing today because I'd like to invite you to check out my website update, it's here: adam5100.com, there are lots of new things on there, from new works, to links to my "morning warm up series", as well as links to my social media and such (where you can keep track of my studios day to day). Please click all the buttons, or don't it's up to you. :)
In the news department, I have been doing a year of commissions, from wrapping up a six piece commission for the new San Francisco 49ers stadium, to doing a ceiling painting for a new restaurant. All of this after last years personal successes, such as winning the Herradura barrel art program here in SF. and coming real close to selling out the show last August. My next show will be September at a place called "The Battery" also here in SF. After that I will be headed back to my home of Albuquerque for a two week residency at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography.