Upcoming Festivals and Exhibitions: May 25 - 31
POW! WOW! Taiwan
Street Art Festival
Beginning: May 25
Tapei City, Taiwan
2014 is really the biggest year for POW! WOW! Festival! After Hawaii, another gathering of contemporary artists that craft wall-sized murals is taking place in Taiwan. It’s time to paint Taipei City. Between May 25th and June 2nd POW! WOW! Festival brings a lot of familiar faces as well as new talents, who will be painting alongside some of Taiwan’s greats. Nearly 40 artists are on the list of participants like INSA, Aaron de la Cruz, Jeff Hamada, Rone, Dabs, and Reach, to only name a few.
Opening: May 27
Salle de Bal, Paris
After he made the planet dance to his super-popular hit Happy, Pharrell Williams turns to art lovers, hopefully making them happy by curating an exhibition titled after his new album release – GIRL. The show will be hosted by the Parisian Galerie Perrotin, the space with which Pharrell has been collaborating for several years. GIRL exhibition will inaugurate the new space of the gallery, opening on May 27 and running through June 27, 2014.
Opening: May 29
124, Via Gabrio Serbelloni, Rome
For “Anony(fa)mous”, his first solo show in Italy, Jef will investigate the fine line between absolute fame and complete oblivion through iconic shapes and stereotypes – both renown and anonymous – in search of the hidden place where extremes meet and are identified, to then be cancelled out, infinitely. Famous characters and everyday people, young and old, alive and not: they are depicted together in order to highlight the pure humanity of each.
Rodrigo Branco & L7M
Opening: May 31
44309 Street Art Gallery
Rheinische Strasse 16, 44137 Dortmund, Germany
Brazil is one of the world centers of street art and two artists from this South American country are coming to Dortmund, Germany to show in their work and actions that there should be no borders. Rodrigo Branco and L7M will present a joint exhibition under the title Breaking borders, with the work created around the idea that borders are unnecessary, banal and fictional. They will break each of them, the real, the imagined and the emotional boundaries, spreading their visual word around the gallery space and in the street as well.