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Art Below are proud to announce their first "pop up" billboard show in America, running throughout February in New Orleans, bringing local and international artists together and enhancing the citys unique cityscape with even more color during the most festive time of the year, Mardi Gras.
Billboard space used normally for advertising will feature a mix of urban and contemporary art with a diverse range of techniques and influences. A curated selection of 20 billboards flanking the major Mardi Gras parade routes including the famed "Zulu" parade will feature works by artists including Inkie, Art Wars and Philip Levine, as well as New Orleans based artists Sarah Ashley Longshore, Dave Rhodes and street photographer Zack Smith.
Running alongside the billboard show is an exhibition of the artists original works at Gallery Orange based in the heart of the French quater, with a launch event on the 3rd February and a Mardi Gras style party on the 18th February. Artists from all over the world including Swedish borne Johan Wahlstrom, Inkie, (Bristol UK), Mario Denotti (Italian), Everton Wright (London, UK) Alejandro Mos Riera (Spain) and Pam Phillipo (UK) are making their way out to New Orleans for the first time to see their work in situ and join in the celebrations of the worlds biggest party. Scenes and moments from this epic trip by this eclectic group of creative adventurers will be captured and made into a short film to be screened on the Art Below web site in April 2012.
Episode II takes a look at a small collection of explorers from across the pond in America and Canada, focusing on their participation and experiences within their local and global exploring community.
Filmed over six weeks resulting in over 1.5TB of raw footage from locations such as New York, Indianapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Montreal.
Thank you to all those who have supported us throughout this project. It is for you we create these films and it isn't over yet!
If you have any questions or wish to contact us about anything at all, please feel free to email us at - firstname.lastname@example.org
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East Wing X are proud to present our exhibition Material Matters, which will be a celebration of both established and emerging contemporary artists who use pioneering media or re-interpret traditional forms of representation.
We intend to create a show that provides a dynamic experience and looks at our personal encounter with art. Our intention is to challenge the stereotypical view of art history and art historians alike by creating a show that is accessible to everyone, proving that contemporary and cutting edge art doesn't have to be elitist.
The present East Wing committee is the tenth of its kind and the exhibition will mark the twentieth anniversary of East Wing. The exhibition will also coincide with the London 2012 Olympics and in this time Somerset House will be a focus of Olympic celebration. We intend to provide an exciting cultural dimension to the events taking place.
The exhibition can be viewed during the day-to-day life of the Institute, and during monthly public open weekends. There will also be a dynamic programme of events and talks running throughout the duration of the exhibition.
The show will run from its opening on 20th January 2012 until July 2013.