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open air exhibition in paris 2020 by katastrofffe
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Open air exhibition concept As an artist I always want to share my work. Normally the best place to share artwork is a gallery or collectives on the internet. It seems to me that nowadays an artist is expected to apply to submit work to a gallery, and most of the times you realize that galleries are being paid to put up an artist's work and then, still, there are only certain few people coming to see it. Making an exhibition of you work open air will allow people to see your work who wouldn't usually get to see it. Your audience becomes much bigger. Some people might see your work as a part of the city or you will get the most honest opinion that doesn't depend on how many followers you have in Instagram; or if you have been published in a big magazine; the opinion of someone who doesn’t go to galleries and doesn’t respond to advertisements on TV and the Internet, someone who isn't showing off by buying ridiculously expensive conceptual art. That banana with a tape which was recently sold for 150,000$ in a gallery would end up in a hand of someone who would really need it. I put up my best pictures around Berlin and Tbilisi and by now I’ve gotten very nice messages on my social media with honest opinions: Some people took my picture home, which is not a bad result, if you count the usual expenses of paying a gallery and printing pictures or giving up a share from the sale of your work (50%). With that calculation you save more money cutting the core. It's sustainable. Of course you might think that exhibiting on the street might reduce the value of your artwork, but at the end of the day what matters is that your art reached your audience and how many people got to see it not just a specific group, not just the elite audience. An open air exhibition is basically a street art project right in between an actual exhibition and street art in the form we are used to seeing it. In the current political and intellectual climate, street art has become a vital tool for public intervention. It functions as a platform for expression, communication, and connection, much like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, it easily integrates and even increases the reach of people who see your message. Art reaches people with great efficiency as well as clarity that often speaks to one on a personal level. The more people are drawn to a message broadcasted through street art, the more likely it will be for them to share it. An interesting picture soon spreads, and its viewership increases tenfold. A good example of how an artist made his way from the street to a gallery is Banksy. I am not trying to say we should stop exhibiting art in art galleries. People who go to galleries are important too. It's a good way to make connections in the art world and find financial support. What I'm saying is we can find different ways of exhibiting and spreading art to make it seen and appreciated. Also it's a way of showing art that was left after an exhibition. For example, sometimes I'm hammering my photos to the wall using nails (I like how it looks) but I can't sell that print anymore because it has holes in it. So street art is a way to recycle them. It could be seen as "art charity" that helps your pictures to be seen by another crowd that gets the chance to see something they don’t come across every day. With my initiative I want to convince more artists to share their art on the street! There are so many great artists waiting for the right time or right place and some of them never get a chance to be seen and to be appreciated and enjoyed by someone passing by. After I put my pictures up around multiple cities I got messages on Instagram from people who found them or wanted to find them asking me where exactly I left them. One of the most memorable comments I got was " it was so nice to actually touch it". In galleries no one can engage with your art through touch. Finally it's available for everyone, if you are seeking an honest opinion or support in any way.
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We often come across the commercialisation of art, especially with regard to exhibitions. After all, renting space costs money, engaging the press and advertising, and much more. But what if the very purpose of the exhibition is simply to be heard or seen by some number of people? People who don’t go to galleries and don’t respond to advertisements on TV and the Internet. For some time I lived in Tbilisi and at some point I wanted to make an exhibition of my black and white photographs , but it was difficult to find a gallery that would support non-Georgian artists. Therefore, it occurred to me to make an exhibition under the open sky - which is street art. Street art, fortunately, has always been a form in which individuals have left their mark. Artists leave behind umbrae that incarnate the individual and/or the individuals group. In the current political and ethical climate, street art has become a vital and primary tool for public intervention. Working as a platform for expression, communication, and connection — much like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, easily integrates and even increases the reach of people who noticed the message — art reaches people with great efficiency, as well as a clarity that often speaks to one on a personal level. The more people are drawn to a message broadcasted through street art, the more likely it will be for them to share it. An interesting picture soon spreads, and its viewership increases tenfold. My message, as always, was the simplicity of the moment, beauty, fun and provocation. With this street art project, I wanted to distract passers-by from anti-government propaganda pictures and slogans. Indeed, in my opinion, the beauty and simplicity of everyday life always helped people not to panic and stay in harmony with the world. And maybe it worked :)
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backstage film photography of "overprotected love" street art project around london and berlin
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Overprotected love street art project. Its not about physical love but the overprotection of the emotional side. Which is a death nail to the beautiful experience of love. Too much control. Too much overthinking. Too many do’s and don’t. Too many rules on protocol. Let it be. Be open and positive to having a beautiful experience, every time with honesty(or why bother?), confidence and an open heart. Its not easy to do, we can let down and be disappointed at times, but closing up and building up a difference, overprotecting isn’t the answer. Make it change! Posters got stuck in London, Brighton, Berlin, Moscow and St. Petersburg
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overprotected love street art project by katastrofffe
overprotected love. protection is important. wrap it then slap it. but don't over protect your love. sometimes it's good to fall. written by @the_allegra
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street art collaboration with bulky savage
Face of the city street art project by katastrofffe. Backstage short movie. How to become a street artist in 3 months. Here, we imagine, if not at least observe, that the city is a living entity. An organism not unlike ourselves. How does it react to environmental degradation, overcrowding, lack of sleep, filth, and immorality? Street art, fortunately, has always been a form in which individuals have left their mark. Artists leave behind umbrae that incarnate the individual and/or the individuals group. In the current political and ethical climate, street art has become a vital and primary tool for public intervention. Working as a platform for expression, communication, and connection — much like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram — art reaches people with great efficiency, as well as a clarity that often speaks to one on a personal level. The more people are drawn to a message broadcasted through street art, the more likely it will be for them to share it. An interesting picture soon spreads, and its viewership increases tenfold. Sculptures are limited to 50 pieces , they are placed all around Europe: Florence, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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First and foremost, my aim for this project was to bring to life a subject of mine I had previously captured through photography; and transfer this life into a sculpture. Secondly, was the direction to express the emotion of @katastrofffe through what I call the "Face of the City”. Here, we imagine, if not at least observe, that the city is a living entity. An organism not unlike ourselves. How does it react to environmental degradation, overcrowding, lack of sleep, filth, and immorality? Street art, fortunately, has always been a form in which individuals have left their mark. Artists leave behind umbrae that incarnate the individual and/or the individuals group. In the current political and ethical climate, street art has become a vital and primary tool for public intervention. Working as a platform for expression, communication, and connection — much like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram — art reaches people with great efficiency, as well as a clarity that often speaks to one on a personal level. The more people are drawn to a message broadcasted through street art, the more likely it will be for them to share it. An interesting picture soon spreads, and its viewership increases tenfold. Sculptures are limited to 50 pieces , they are placed all around Europe: Florence, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Oslo, Stockholm, Moscow and St. Petersburg. 5 of them you still can buy at the Retrump Gallery in Berlin at the time of my exhibition - 14th-22nd of December!
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face of the city project street art by katastrofffe
face of the city project street art by katastrofffe. no future
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