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Street Art takes Uni

Poliniza´15 took place last week in Valencia, a great Street Art festival run by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the creation process of works and interventions by relevant global and national artists, like Escif, Hyuro, Hope, Cawamo, Feoflip, H101, Juan Sánchez, Reskate, Roberto Ciredz, Sabek and Spongo.

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Photo: Kike Sempere/UPV ©.

Born in 2006, Poliniza´s aim is to bring together Street Art and University. Since then, it has become a benchmark in Spanish street art landscape thanks to the quality and originality of participants, as well as its media and international impact.

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Street Art- Mural: Contemplando el vacío by Hyuro.

Mural painting is one of the most important sections in this festival, including academic proposals as well as urban art or graffiti works. The walls used are real walls, so the murals will remain until next year.

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Street Art- Mural – Kike Sempere/UPV ©.

Since its first edition, 159 international artists, from different countries, like Italy, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, France, etc. have taken part in Poliniza

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Street Art – stencil – Kike Sempere/UPV ©.

 

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C.A.L.L.E, street art in Lavapiés, Madrid

Let me introduce you  C.A.L.L.E (Convocatoria Artística Libre Lavapiés Emergente, in English, Free Artistic Award of Emerging Lavapies), a great street art exhibition taking place in Madrid this month.

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Artist: DrHomes ; O Pazo de Lugo – Photo: CALLE 2015

 

C.A.L.L.E, (Street in English) is a street art event in Lavapies, an emerging and highly creative historic district in down-town Madrid. This award is sponsored by local small firms, like bars, coffee-houses, bookshops, furniture stores… Artistic creations will be shown in windows, façades and outdoor spaces of these firms from May 7th to 21st.

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Artists: Colectivo 19:36; Dr Steam Cafe. Photo: Lavapiés CALLE Material: Lego pieces

 

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Details: Lego pieces used by 19:36

Forty artists, both national and international, are participating in this new edition. Visitors and neighbors have the opportunity to discover the latest trends in street painting, video-art, sculpture, photography and so on… displayed by different artists in 40 firms of this historic Madrid district.

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Artist: Antonyo Marest; Photo: Miki Ávila

The Asociación de Comerciantes de Lavapies, the local trade association, launched this initiative two years ago. They aimed to boost artistic creation in the area from an open and participative point of view, and, as a way to attract local and foreign visitors to enjoy this experience in a friendly way and in people´s everyday lives.

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Artists: Colectivo Boa Hora; La Antojá Photo: Lavapiés CALLE

 

Well-known artists, like H101, Labuenaylamala, Parsec!, Sue, AntonyoMarest, Andrea Perissinotto, Dr Homes and Lola Caótica, as well as younger ones, like Colectivo Görgo, Maite Ortega, Diego Le Fler, Dingoperromundo, Colectivo 17:36, Stik Dokman or Laura Tabarés take part in C.A.L.L.E 2015

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Artist. Stik Dokman; Muebles Magarga Sombrerería:                      Photo:    Madrid Street Art Project

 

This outdoor gallery promotes links and relationships between artists and traders, while adding a distinctive and unique touch to the district. C.A.L.L.E makes Lavapies an open air museum, following the footsteps of similar projects in other big cities, like Berlin and Paris.

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Artist: Selector Marx; La Playa de Lavapiés: Photo: Lavapiés CALLE

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ASA Goes Miami

After four successful editions of the Amsterdam Street Art festival  it is time for ASA to offer Amsterdam artists an international stage.

Cultural exchange between the artists themselves and the public are key. This project will introduce Amsterdam artists and Dutch culture to an international audience.

ASA is organizing a major Amsterdam ART FAIR in Miami during the annual Art Basel .

By partnering with Lombardi Properties ( 1 of the top 3 real estate owners in Miami ) ASA can rent a unique location in Wynwood, Miami . Wynwood is currently one of the most extensive and flourishing street art districts in the world.

The activities will be in public spaces ( in the Wynwood District ). ASA-artists will exhibit work on  walls in the neighborhood, offer works on the ART FAIR that is accessible for everybody and will work together with local artists to improve this event and explore future collaborations, for example during ASA 2015 in Amsterdam.

Our international team will sell the works that are exhibited, live performance will attract a wide variety of people and a cycle route along the Amsterdam Art in Miami will connect the ART FAIR with the works in public space. The city will serve as a canvas. This is an excellent opportunity for Amsterdam art galleries ‘GO Gallery’, ‘Original Dampkring Gallery’ Amsterdam and other partners to bring together collectors, art lovers, local by passers and artist from both countries together. We have seen the strength of working in- and outdoors in Amsterdam. Now it’s time to show Miami the synergy of street work and gallery exhibitions.

Furthermore, when the locations of the public works are connected on a map three vertical crosses ( XXX) arise. Amsterdam’s invasion of Miami is complete. These crosses are the starting point of the bike tour. Visitors to the ART FAIR can rent a bicycle  to go and see the other works in Wynwood. We are developing an App with an American software company to connect the works.

The architecture of the Dutch city Amsterdam as well as the harbor city of Miami will a recurring theme in the exhibition/ART FAIR. The large containers used for the exhibition are in line with this theme. Furthermore, the harbor heart in both cities will be further explored in this unique ART FAIR / pop -up exhibition .

In addition to the planned route and the ASA ART FAIR ASA’s own IVES.one is asked to paint a very prominent wall in the center of Wynwood. He will paint the wall with a still to announce guest artist This will provide a lot of extra exposure for the ART FAIR, where IVES and the guest artist will exhibit more works. For this 1200M2 we are still looking for a partner/sponsor

ASA will also be working on location with one of the most popular clubs in the Wynwood district , The Nest Nightclub, where we provide a platform for Amsterdam musicians and DJ’s. Miami and Amsterdam are both famous for their electronic music conferences (Winter Music Conference in Miami and the Amsterdam Dance Event). This musical event is a great opportunity to connect musicians from both countries outside the main music season (during both conferences).