INTERVIEW WITH GUIDO VAN HELTEN
Guido van Helten grew up in Melbourne. He created murals in major cities in Australia (including Melbourne, Sydney, Port Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane) and various cities in Europe (including London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Reykjavik, Minsk, Kiev, Tallinn and al.). He paints in recognizable, photo-realistic style and his works are often a part of the cultural, historical and social context of the site. He is also involved in social projects and work with small, local communities. In 2016 van Helten visited Urban Forms Foundationd and he completed two projects in Poland, in Poznan and Grudziadz.
"CONCERTO FOR RIBBONS" IN LODZ
On Monday, August 8, a new art installation was presented to the inhabitants of the city of Lodz, Poland. It was made by Jerzy Janiszewski, Polish artist and designer, who came to Lodz at the invitation of the Urban Forms Foundation. The large-scale work constructed in the very center of the town represents the aesthetics of joy, still rare in the Eastern Europe.
GAIA IN LODZ
At the turn of July and August, at the invitation of the Urban Forms Foundation, Andrew Pisacane aka Gaia visited the city of Lodz, Poland. He is one of the most remarkable young street artists rooted in New York and Baltimore. He created an impressive – in terms of form, content and size – mural "Dementia" there. The work of Gaia is a strong accent introducing the street art festival "The Energy of the City 2016", which will be dedicated to urban cycles: construction – deconstruction – reconstruction.
THE ART CONFERENCE IN LONDON
Teresa Latuszewska-Syrda, the President of the Foundation, has just come back from The Art Conference , London, she attended as a keynote speaker. The Art Conference is a conference and arts festival exploring the intersection and evolution of technology, art and culture, bringing together global visionaries and creating a platform to discuss, connect and engage with contemporary art from a fresh perspective.
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