Highlight Events: Sept 28 – Oct 3
Opening: Oct 2
Kolbenhof in Bahrenfeld
Friedensallee 128, 22763 Hamburg
Last year Hamburg earned its place on the map of international urban and art scene with a debut festival Knotenpunkt, organized and curated by Affenfaust Gallery. This year, they are planning to repeat last year’s success and at the same time present it to a wider audience. The field of focus is now spreading to contemporary art – the festival has made an interesting decision of combining it with the urban art. Being set up in the Hanseatic city, more than 50 international artists will be exhibiting and showing their skills at the festival which takes place from 2 to 5 October 2014. In a three-floor former industrial building on the Kolbenhof in Bahrenfeld, the artists will be presenting and selling their work on more than 850 square meters of exhibition space. Knotenpunkt 2014 gathered an impressive list of artists: 1010, Alexander Zissou, Alex Diamond, Andrea Wan, Laurence Vallieres, Nelio, Nychos to VERMIBUS, El Bocho and Ki Yoon Ko. However, unlike the last year’s event, Knotenpunkt this year will start few weeks earlier with a spectacular side event – ‘Mural Kick Off’, during which world famous urban artists will paint several house walls with their murals with a goal to change completely the townscape of Hamburg.
Opening: Oct 2
Azart Gallery presents Indie184’s “ PARADISE” new solo show from Oct 2-23, 2014. Opening reception: Oct 2 from 6-8pm. Artist Indie184 was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico by way of the Dominican Republic, was raised up all over NYC. She has been active in the graffiti culture for over a decade. Determined to express herself to the world through art, she quit business college to teach herself how to sew, paint and produce graphic design. Influenced by all things colorful, happy and sexy. She is known for her classic New York simple yet playful feminine graffiti style infused with exuberant bold colors bursting with hearts, stars and bubbles. You can find her graffiti pieces in the streets from the South Bronx to Oslo. Indie’s graffiti was featured the recordbreaking Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV video game. Indie has participated in several group art exhibitions featuring several of the legendary contemporary street artists, such as Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Fafi, Swoon, Os Gemeos and Cope 2. Indie’s paintings are raptures of color and textures fused with of her graffiti, imagery, and designs juxtaposed with messages.
Lyon Beyond the Walls
Opening: Oct 2
le cabinet d’amateur
For the second exhibition in a series devoted to urban art cities of France, Le cabinet d’amateur invited five artists of different generations and worlds who work in Lyon. Agrume, Big Ben, Cap Phi, Don Mateo and Kesa will present their work from October 2 to 24. Far from being comprehensive, this selection will allow the Parisian public a glimpse of the street art of Lyon.
NIGO Only Live Twice
Opening: Oct 3
Sotheby’s Gallery (Hong Kong)
In collaboration with Japanese designer, music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO, the renowned art auctioneer Sotheby’s will open the “NIGO Only Lives Twice” exhibition in Hong Kong this October 3rd to the 7th. In fact, this short-term exhibition is an auction. Some rare items from NIGO’s personal collection are going under the hammer this fall. Apparently, the hip-hop fashion forefather commemorates the 25th anniversary of his presence in the fashion world by offering 250 pieces from his personal collection. [mc4wp_form]