Jul 14, 2013

SUBURBAN Ian Strange ⋅ 26 July 2013 ⋅ National Gallery of Victoria

We are super excited to finally see this project come to life- if you are anywhere on the 26th of July it should be the NGV.OK enough talk, just watch:

Ian Strange: SUBURBAN from Ian Strange [KID ZOOM] on Vimeo.

Delivering his largest and most ambitious project to date, Australian born, New York based artist, Ian “Kid Zoom” Strange presents SUBURBAN, a multifaceted photography, film and installation exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26.

Since recreating a full-scale replica of his childhood home inside Cockatoo Island’s Turbine Hall in Sydney, 2011, Strange has continued his ongoing investigation of suburbia. For the past two years Strange has travelled across the East Coast of the United States working with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film eight site specific interventions incorporating suburban.

Suburban presents eight large-scale photographic works, a multi-channel, surround sound video installation along with carefully selected fragments of the original buildings that Strange has saved and re-presents as both sculptural objects and social artefacts.

On the exhibition, David Hurlston, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, said, “We are excited to be able to present this ground-breaking exhibition of work by Ian Strange. From his early work as a street artist in Australia he is now a noted contemporary artist with a developing international standing. Strange is fast becoming recognised, both locally and internationally, for his distinctive practice and, in particular, for this new and unique body of work.”

Cinematic in both tone and scale, SUBURBAN investigates the iconography surrounding the family home and its place in the current economic climate. Through the work, Strange articulates his own conflicted relationship with suburbia he experienced growing up in the Australian suburbs, juxtaposed with living in New York City and the United States.

“This project has been all consuming for the past two and a half years of my life”, said Strange. “I wanted to create a body of work that reacted to the icon of the suburban home and to the suburbs as a whole. The suburbs have played an important role in shaping who I am as a person and an artist. The suburbs have always been home, but I have always found suburbia isolating. SUBURBAN is my reaction to that.”

SUBURBAN opens at NGV Studio, located at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square on July 26.



See you all there!

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May 20, 2013

Bates – Hall of Fame

Bates has his own hall of fame?? -Amazing.

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Oct 17, 2012

Pow Wow 2012

Finally there is a video that explains what Pow Wow is:

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part I from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part II from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part III from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

Following up on an extremely successful showing in 2011, the multi-day POW WOW Hawai’i art event had its third annual showing in 2012. Originally conceived in Hong Kong, the event moved to Hawaii to help enrich the local creative scene. The event encompasses a global roster of over 50 local and international artists who created art at Loft in Space + Fresh Cafe and over the streets of Kaka’ako over a six-day period between February 13 to 18, 2012.
This first part in a three part series documents POW WOW Hawai’i 2012. Part 2 releases on Friday, Oct. 12th and part 3 comes out on Monday, Oct. 15th.
Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye
Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort

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Aug 27, 2012

Darkest before the Dawn- Sep 8. White Walls

Thanks to Callum for putting together this amazing vid for my show

RONE. White Walls San Francisco preparation from Callum Preston on Vimeo.

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Sep 1, 2011

Dabs & Myla

Check this vid of Dabs & Myla’s latest show in the US:

Dabs Myla – The Best of Times from Corbett Jones on Vimeo.

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Jul 17, 2011

David Choe

David Choe has released his long awaited doco. and the best part is you can watch it free online.

If you don’t know of David Choe or even if you do this will give you a great insight to why so many hate him because he is a prick but love for being so honest.

From Choe’s web site:

Fucking finally ! for those of you who still give a flying fuck, the decade(2 years actual filmmaking 8 years of personal life dramatizations and behind the scenes heartbreaking chaos and hijinx) in the making DIRTY HANDS DVD will finally see the light of day! For all you broke motherfuckers you can watch this shit for free right now! Right here!


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Jul 11, 2011

Burning Candy – Fist Full of paint

I really wish I thought of doing this, so rad.

‘a fist full of paint ‘, burning Candy’s latest work is now on at Tony’s in London

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Jul 3, 2011


As far as street-artists go I think Blu is number one. His style is simple but so powerful.
For the next 15 days (as of this post) the below documentary on his travels through Latin america is streamed for free thanks to Wired
It goes for 83mins, so turn off masterchef tonight and put this on- you wont be disappointed.

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Jun 14, 2011

incase you missed it

Here’s Everfresh at NGV STUDIO in the background of the weather report:

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Mar 23, 2011

Wait for it…

Another amazing Video by Lush

FOLLOW THIS from Zonk Vision on Vimeo.

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Mar 23, 2011

Meggs in Hawaii

Check out what this lucky bastard got up to in Hawaii:

NB574.com | Meggs | Part 2 from NB 574 on Vimeo.

For one of the biggest independent art events of the year, pharm Meggs made a trip over to sunny Hawai’i for Pow Wow, a gathering of some of the world’s most prolific creatives and artists.

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Jan 13, 2011

Formula One at the NGV

We have posted a few links to sirums blog with pics of the process of this wall but now there is a video by Vans to look at:

Formula One at NGV Studio from Vans The Omega on Vimeo.

Looks Dope.

Everfresh is due to paint this wall in the next week or so. We will let you know what’s happening as soon as we know….

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Nov 1, 2010

Reka, Drewfunk & Itch at Metro Gallery

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May 4, 2010

2 years for Photographing graffiti

Can hardly believe this is true- what next arresting people who buy graffiti books?

LA Photographer Faces Criminal Charges, drugstore Appeals for Help

Los Angeles-based photographer Jonas Lara faces up to a year in prison if convicted of aiding and abetting two graffiti artists whose work he was documenting when the three men were arrested on February 2, cialis sale 2010 in South Central Los Angeles.

Lara’s camera, lenses and memory cards, which he uses to make a living, were also seized, and have not been returned to him.

When he was arrested, Lara was working on a long-term project for which he has documented the work and creative processes of 30 visual artists. Lara met the two graffiti artists at an abandoned building in South Central Los Angeles to photograph the pair as they worked on the illegal mural.

An LAPD helicopter spotted the group of three men and a patrol car was quickly on the scene. The artists attempted to walk away from the scene and were apprehended, Lara says. He remained at the scene and was arrested, although the arresting officers never let Lara know what he was being charged with.

The photographer says the officers were understanding when he explained his reason for being at the scene. They told him they needed to process him, and that he would be free to go in the morning. After advising Lara that it would be dangerous to leave his car in the neighborhood, one of the officers even drove Lara’s car to the police station so he could avoid a towing fee.

Once he got to the police station, however, Lara’s situation became much more precarious. The police held Lara for eight hours before telling him he was being charged with felony vandalism. He was held for 26 hours in total.

Two weeks after being bailed out by his wife, Lara was arraigned and the charge of felony vandalism was downgraded to a misdemeanor. At a pretrial hearing Gottesman told Lara that rather than vandalism, he was now being charged with damaging a fence at the scene. Then the charge was later switched again, this time to the misdemeanor of aiding and abetting. Prosecutors now claim Lara was acting as a lookout for the two graffiti artists.

Lara started his legal defense fund when it became clear to him that the charges against him would not be dropped. Those interested in donating to Lara’s legal defense fund can do so here:

Jonas Lara Legal Defense Fund Paypal Page.

Found via HYB, this article comes from PDN Pulse

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Jul 7, 2009

King BNE

Found via Revok’s Blog

Long Live King BNE

See his blog here

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