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When it comes to the sense of belonging, there is no greater catalyst then the space which surrounds you. For some, it is the presence of family members, for others it is about close friends, or perhaps one’s place of work… All of this comes together in one single space – the city which you consider your home. This is something that enables street artist to change the face of an urban environment – it is all about the sense of belonging. One anonymous public art group nurtures the spirit of New York City through the power of guerilla art. The Street Museum of Art focuses on urban interventions and a unique “traveling exhibition” museum model through which the group collaborates with local artists in different cities. The Street Museum of Art will be part of an interesting project in the coming period…
Elle, Rubin and Skewville for New York City
Artists based in New York which will participate in The GOOD Cities Project represent a truly interesting and inspiring group of individuals. Elle is a street artist which is known for the use of diverse media. She uses stickers and wheat pastes to interact with the already existing art in New York. Although she is originally form the west coast, she considers Brooklyn to be her home. She has said that one of the greatest things about creative expression in New York refers to the endless potential of a blank wall. Rubin is a Swedish artist who creates in the cultural urban space of New York, enjoying the possibility to embed the snow covered pine trees and frosty rivers imagery onto the walls of one of his favorite cities. Rubin’s artistic practice (learn more about his recent exhibition in our article Gothometria) materializes through the merging of his cultural roots on the face of an urban space. Finally, the collaborative duo of twin brothers going by the name Skewville, have been spreading their unique aesthetics through New York for fifteen years. Born and raised in Queens, the artists create with their upbringing in mind, conveying the message of how the city creates individuals just as much as vice versa.
The GOOD Cities Project with The Street Museum of Art
Exploring the deep connection individuals and communities have with the urban space they belong to, The GOOD Cities Project partners with Ford, in order to implement the five-month project. The project will commission cultural creatives across the country in a goal to celebrate the diverse aspects of cities’ character. It is led by Bristol Baughan, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker. During this fall, more specifically in the month of November, The Street Museum of Art will share a perspective of the city through billboard takeovers within New York. The Street Museum of Art is the first public organization which brings the conception of a museum to the streets. The organization wishes to build upon the already rich history of street art in New York. During the month of November, SMoA will feature street work of Elle, Rubin and Skewville, targeting billboard designs, in order to show the artist’s devotion and their unique relationship with the city…
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