In Focus Next Week: July 20-26
As we enter the second half of July, many of us are enjoying in the sun, cold drinks and other summer’s advantages. However, not all of us have the opportunity to enjoy in seaside, beaches, surfing. Across Mediterranean – the heart of Europe’s summer destinations, millions of people are heading towards Greece, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal. And in many tourist destinations across the Mediterranean, a list of summer art events is being organized. So, even if you are on holiday, you can enjoy some amazing art events. For next week, we recommend Malta Street Art Festival, where you will be able enjoy in sun, beaches, summer atmosphere and amazing street art all in one place.
Yet, many people enjoy summer season in different locations. You do not have to be on seaside to enjoy nice weather, right? So, if we move north, to the United Kingdom, there is great news for street art lovers. De facto capital of street art – Bristol – is hosting one of the largest street art festivals this year. An event that should not be missed and a perfect place to be for all street art lovers! Over 250 selected artists from 25 countries are going to paint 28 venues in Bristol. Another great event is being organized – Art Southampton – an international modern, contemporary and design fair; and if you like plurality of artistic expressions, Southampton (New York) is a place to be next week. United Kingdom apparently is a center of main art events next week – the art event you shouldn’t miss takes place in London, at Beetles + Huxley Gallery, where amazing Italian artist Filippo Minelli has an exhibition. Finally, let’s move for a second to the United States again – Parlor Gallery from Asbury Park, NJ celebrates summer with group exhibition, entitled Summer Lovin’; a unique show with some nice street and pop art pieces.
Interesting week is ahead of us! Enjoy in summer and art, and be sure to visit at least one art event that begins this week!
Opening: July 20
London, United Kingdom
…Described as a street artist, but not in a usual way, Filippo Minelli has a strong interest in expressing himself in and through the urban environment. All of his artistic oeuvre is immensely influenced by the state of the society, its issues, hypocrisy, struggle and development. In a particular relationship with nature, the artist installs art pieces, installations, billboards, paints graffiti or stages performances and his own protests, adding his own voice to the demonstrations, upheavals and social distress. He uses photography and video to document his endeavors around the world, where the versatility of the cultures he visits translates into his works with ease, producing works with great visual and contextual beauty…
Opening: July 24
…There will be several locations on the seaside where street artists will present their works. The central location will be the Main Wall– a 200m long wall that will be painted in collaboration between local (Maltese) stars and some amazing international artists. Among participating artists are: Odeith, Smug, Mr Dheo, Toni Cuboliquido, Vera Bugatti, Leon Keer, Pauser. Four Maltese street artist will also participate: Justinkt, Cooker, Seapuppy and Twitchcraft…
Opening: July 25
Bristol, United Kingdom
…One of the highlights of this year’s Upfest edition will be the launching of the newly refurbished gallery space which will also be supplying the participants with 500 different colors in the new shop. The organizers have prepared an exhibition launch showing the artworks created in the Upfest’s history. For the youngest visitors, Upfest has prepared several areas where younglings will be able to take part in making this a biggest European street art festival. Alongside that, the organizers promised music program consisting of Bristol’s finest. To make this festival even more society-oriented, they have joined the forces with the charity organization The National Association for Children of Alcoholics…
Opening: July 22
Southampton, United States
…Art Southampton is the premier contemporary and modern art fair in the Hamptons presenting over 85 international galleries. Some of the participating galleries are: ARDT Gallery, Birnam Wood Galleries, Dean Project, Dranoff Fine Art, Dillon Gallery, Heller Gallery, K+Y Gallery, Keszler Gallery, and many others…
Summer Lovin’ Group Exhibition
Opening: July 25
Asbury Park, United States:
…Another artist from this exhibition’s roster is, the New York’s own, Indie184. As she describes her creative process, every painting she creates is like a page of her personal diary, with all the pieces conjoined together to make a world of personal declarations. Multi-layered works with mashed up textures of paint, photographs, stencils, graffiti and scraps of paper are what resonate in Indie184’s art. Alongside of her first appearance at Parlor Gallery, she will be painting a mural on the famous Asbury Park Boardwalk. This will be done as part of the initiative under the name of Sea Change AP, which is funded and sponsored by Madison Marquette, and co-curated by Parlor Gallery…
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Images on slider: Vera Bugatti (courtesy of Malta Street Art Festival); Upfest 2013 (Credit Plaster); Summer exhibition at Parlor Gallery (courtesy of Parlor Gallery); Filippo Minelli – Shape AA, 2011 (Image courtesy of Beetles Huxley); Art Southampton (courtesy of www,art-southamton.com)