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Who says that spray cans are not for elderly people? The project LATA 65 will threaten your certainties with a wink. Because street art is not a matter of age but a form of culture and participation within the life of cities. Held in Lisbon (Portugal), the workshop engaged a group of “beginners” and taught the basics and techniques of street art.

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Primary Structure by Jacob Dahlgren is a colorful steel sculpture, tracing lines under the shadow of a beech woodland. It’s one of the art instlalations of the Wanås Foundation located in the south of Sweden.

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Street art improves commuters’ waiting time, urban furniture and ordinary landscapes. Inattesa. art at the bus stop is a project by Turismo Creativo and Ziguline taking place in Formia, Gaeta, Itri and Terracina (Italy).

Photos by: Flavia Fiengo and Arianna Barone _ All rights reserved.

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Maintenance scaffolding can be the perfect canvas for a work of public art. The facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has become It XXXXX XX by Mike Hewson and Agatha Gothe-Snape. The work hides a message, which is uncovered in different steps and changes in the meaning while the framework is assembled and deconstructed.

— 3 months ago with 21 notes
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Art invades the parking lot of the Italian newspaper La Stampa in Turin (Italy). It’s Abithoudini and the author is Agostino Iacurci.

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The City is Wilder is a work of art by the “melancholic post-situationnist” Robert Montgomery, installed in Berlin (Germany) inside the site of the controversial Holzmarkt project that will transform the banks of river Spree near Alexanderplatz. 

The City is Wilder is a work of art by the “melancholic post-situationnist” Robert Montgomery, installed in Berlin (Germany) inside the site of the controversial Holzmarkt project that will transform the banks of river Spree near Alexanderplatz

— 3 months ago with 35 notes
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Mimmo Rubino aka Rub Kandy has painted the steps of an amphitheatre in Atlantic City (USA) using the colors of American cultures and creating a three dimensional effect. The flags are Atlantica and have become a pop-point of interest.

— 4 months ago with 31 notes
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 In post-Katrina New Orleans the artist Candy Chang used the power of public art to provide hope for overcoming emotional trauma: she painted a wall of an abandoned building and stenciled the sentence, “Before I die I want to _____.” Within a day the wall was covered with colorful messages of people. Since then, more than four hundred Before I Die walls have been created in over 60 countries and over 25 languages. The book collects the images, the tears, the stories, the secret thoughts, the smiles, the fears and the dreams behind the public walls.

In post-Katrina New Orleans the artist Candy Chang used the power of public art to provide hope for overcoming emotional trauma: she painted a wall of an abandoned building and stenciled the sentence, “Before I die I want to _____.” Within a day the wall was covered with colorful messages of people. Since then, more than four hundred Before I Die walls have been created in over 60 countries and over 25 languages. The book collects the images, the tears, the stories, the secret thoughts, the smiles, the fears and the dreams behind the public walls.

— 4 months ago with 92 notes
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Garden Sky by Hidemi Nishida Studio is the most comfortable tower of observation posted on this blog. So reach the seat and have a look at the Japanese landscape.

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For the Secret Garden Party 2013 Isabel&Helen built The search is over, a fortune telling installation. Just push the red botton and get the answers you need.

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Moved by Eugene Smith’s photos and a devotion for wheat pasting, doctor James “Chip” Thomas has a second identity as Jetsonorama and since 2009 he has been pasting large prints of his pictures taken in the Navajo reservation in Arizona (USA). The aim is to establish interactions with a traditional, indigenous community without knowledge of street art and even a word to define it, and interactions between travelers and the desert’s residents, challenging sterotypes and fostering local economy. In 2012 he started The Painted Desert Project, inviting street artists from all over the world to experiment their creativity and to dialogue with the social and natural environment.

Photos by hipc  - All rights reserved.

— 5 months ago with 43 notes
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Within the frame of Urban Lights Ruhr, osa - office for subversive architecture and Christoph Rodatz have created a temporary light work for a vacant tower block, which has been turned into a huge sculpture by means of black painting and will be demolished at the end of the year.

Photos by Johannes Marburg _ All rights reserved.

— 5 months ago with 38 notes
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Flashback: 2006-2009 everywhere.
Sleepsculpture for 24 persons by Daan Den Houter. DIY kit adapting to the environment and the number of guests.

Flashback: 2006-2009 everywhere.

Sleepsculpture for 24 persons by Daan Den Houter. DIY kit adapting to the environment and the number of guests.

— 5 months ago with 34 notes
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Inspired by the Futurist movement and its manifesto of cookery titled La Cucina Futurista, Marije Vogelzang has designed Pasta Sauna, both a food performance and a smart installation. People can enter the space and flavour&taste a bowl of freshly cooked pasta, while the boiling water steams creating sauna effects.

Images by Henk van Dijke _ All rights reserved.

— 5 months ago with 10 notes
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Flying over Belfast (UK), the traveler may lock his eyes with a smiling girl. It’s Wish, the new work by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada for the 2013 Ulster Bank Belfast International Festival at Queen’s.

— 5 months ago with 9 notes
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