street art

Start Date: 
14 Oct 2004
Hours: 
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Discover street art, stickers, stencils, posters and visual memes (self-replicating ideas) that are posted, copied and mutated in the streets of New York and around the world. During Fall For Chelsea’s one-day-only community arts festival, join us for StreetMemes.com walking tours and scavenger hunt. Guides, including resident meme-ologist and StreetMemes.com editor Ryan Watkin-Hughes, will start out from Eyebeam's facility at 540 W 21st Street between 10th & 11th Avenues. Tours will explore the streets of Chelsea, pointing out and discussing various street art works, then allow the scavenger hunters document the memes they find. Bring your digital cameras or camera phones in order to upload pics to the StreetMemes web database, at www.streetmemes.com, which tracks the global evolution of these viral art forms.

 
Start Date: 
27 Apr 2006
Hours: 
7:00 pm
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Upgrade! NY
April 2006

Upgrade! Anniversary Brunch marked the seventh year in graffiti style,

with Evan Roth and James Powderly of the Graffiti Research Lab, and stencil artist Josh MacPhee.

Josh took us on a whirlwind tour through the history of illegal street markings (Street Art 101), with a focus on the history of the street stencil.

Evan and James talked about how the Graffiti Research Lab was formed. They demo’d the tools they’ve developed and gave out materials to make LED Throwies. Some of Evan’s students presented their projects and/or concepts based on the work of James and Evan. We concluded with a little Throwies experiment/happening.

 
Start Date: 
29 Mar 2007
Hours: 
7:00PM-9:00PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Upgrade! NY

March 29, 2007

Presenting a discussion and critique with Open City artist Leon Reid IV.

Reid presented his talk “The Call to Duty in the 21st Century”. How has the practice of street art redeemed the position of the Artist in contemporary society? Take a ride through history with street artist Leon Reid (Darius Jones) and explore what art has meant to civilizations of the past, where it got lost in contemporary Western society, and how the street artist is redefining what it means to be an “Artist”.

 

leon reid

Presenting a discussion and critique with Open City artist Leon Reid IV.

Reid presented his talk “The Call to Duty in the 21st Century”. How has the practice of street art redeemed the position of the Artist in contemporary society? Take a ride through history with street artist Leon Reid (Darius Jones) and explore what art has meant to civilizations of the past, where it got lost in contemporary Western society, and how the street artist is redefining what it means to be an “Artist”.

 
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