Saturday, March 24, 2012

On the Blocks


Vamiali’s gallery presented “On the Blocks”, a site specific graffiti project by artists APSET, BLAQK, BOOHAHA, ΜΙΝΤONE and RTMone, curated by Anneta Papadatou.


The idea came up as a challenge to transfer the initial exterior graffiti action into interior space


Within the gallery space, a structure was specially built with YTONG blocks, a primary building material used in construction, in order to create a double space by partitions and surfaces that constituted the medium upon which the installation took place.


The artists invited, created new works on the surfaces of partitions, like they were working on the exterior walls of buildings in the wider urban landscape.


Each artist will created a large scale “piece” inspired by his very own signature and visual identity. The result, ephemeral or permanent, was completed just before the opening of the exhibition to an in situ installation where each “piece” was a proposal that was examined solely or as an artwork complex.

Alongside the main installation and having graffiti as their starting point and source technique, the participating artists were showcase a series of drawings and artwork on different media.
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