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Urban Art Festival celebrates 5th anniversary during ADE
During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) the Urban Art Festival Amsterdam will celebrate its 5th anniversary at Radion. It will be a stimulating and creative week programme with diverse exhibitions (Stencil Masters and Graffuturism), and side events bringing perspectives from a range of disciplines and styles. At the start of the week Dutch artist duo Graphic Surgery will create a 45m high mural artwork. Events are taking place from 15th October until 25th October.
Urban Art Festival has a long track record in promoting street and urban art with awe-inspiring festivals and events. Since 2013 this is the largest urban contemporary and street art festival in The Netherlands. It strives to introduce socially relevant thematic subjects and new art-forms into the country. This art fête often looks for international and European synergies to enhance and share the experiences and knowledge of the arts as well as to create an expansive platform of artists and initiatives. Furthermore, with this edition during ADE, curator Urban Art Now starts a series of events that explore art in the public space and the dynamics around it, in particular art within the social sphere.
Introducing a new style
Urban Art Festival 2015 will introduce a new style of Urban Art witha Graffuturism focused event, premièring this style to its audience in the Netherlands; this show will be dichotomous with a separate exhibition of Stencil Masters. Following some introduction notes to this type of urban art. Artists who are exhibiting are: C215, Hugo Kaagman, Pipsqueak Was Here, Jana & Js, Graphic Surgery, Kenor, Mick La Rock, Ovni, Skount, and many more artists.
Graffuturism is a relatively new movement of abstract graffiti art born in studios and galleries, which incites a sense of dynamism and embraces the Digital Age. In this exhibition we’ll be showcasing the most recent works of thirty artists, 15 from this form, who are prominent in the Graffuturism movement. Due to the global nature that allowed for a wide range of aesthetics related to local and cultural influences of graffiti history. The artists that were chosen are the most prominent Graffuturists from Europe, the United States, and South America including Poesia who is the unofficial founder of Graffuturism. The art on display will include work on canvas, prints, drawings on paper, a large mural and site-specific abstract installations.
Tallest mural artwork in Amsterdam
Besides the Stencil Masters and Graffuturism exhibition, there are several side-events taking place at Radion. Dutch artist duo Graphic Surgery will create Amsterdam’s tallest mural artwork on the side of Radion building. Graphic Surgery are the Dutch masters in geometrical and abstract lines. The kind of lines you see in architecture, edges, city landscapes and details. Starting on 10th October they will create a mural artwork prior to the opening of both exhibitions.
Other side-events are a street art congress with talks from the people behind Amsterdam Street Art, Street Art Europe, R.U.A. and independent researcher Floor Basten. To wrap it all up a big urban art market will take place with affordable original artworks, limited editions and rare treasures.
Full line-up and programme:
Stencil Masters exhibition
ABOVE (usa) – BTOY (es) – BUSTART (ch) – C215 (fr) – CANVAZ (irl) – CZARNOBYL (de) – E.L.K. (au) – FAKE (nl) – HUGO KAAGMAN (nl) – IVES.ONE (nl) – JANA & JS (de) – JAUNE (be) – LIJNE (nl) – MANDO MARIE (usa) – NAFIR (iran) – ORTICANOODLES (it) – OTTO SCHADE (uk) – PIPSQUEAK WAS HERE (nl) – STF (fr) – TANKPETROL (uk) – TERA ONE (de)
BLAQK BLAQK (gr) – CORN79 (it) – GRAPHIC SURGERY (nl) – KENOR (es) – LABUENA YLAMALA (es) – MICK LA ROCK (nl) – OKUDA (es) – OVNI (es) – POESIA (usa) – POETA (ar) – SKOUNT & GWION / TVBdesign (es) – VESOD (it) – WOW123 (de) – X-O / THE LOST OBJECT (nl / usa)
10th October 2015 – Mural artwork in progress
Graphic Surgery will start creating their 45m high mural artwork.
17th October 2015 – Street Art Congress
Amsterdam’s predominant art organizations give presentations about hot topics! Amsterdam Street Art, Street Art Europe, R.U.A. & Floor Basten (independent researcher). Open ACTA hosts the “Room for Conversation”.
24th October 2015 – Urban Art Market
Our big urban art market on more than 300 m2 offers original work, limited editions, rare treasures between 10 and 1000 Euro. Besides art we have vinyl, street wear, urban jewellery, designer toys, good food and drinks, DJs, live bands and a lot of surprises!
We have a well-filled agenda of diverse events at RADION GALLERY (Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam)!
OPENING URBAN ART FESTIVAL
>> Thursday 15.10.2015 / 20:00
EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION ABOUT AMSTERDAM KUNSTENPLAN WITH D66 NIEUW-WEST
>> Friday 16.10.2015 / 19:00
STREET ART MARKET AMSTERDAM
>> Saturday 24.10.2015 / 14:00
Family Day RADINOON
>> Sunday 25.10.2015 / 14:00