The Underbelly Project @ Art Basel
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Propelled by the organizers Workhorse and PAC, there will be a book release and supporting art show
which includes a cast of characters who painted in the once forgotten Brooklyn subway tunnel it was originally host to.
I also wrote the forward and supplied some archival subway tunnel images for the book,
which is published by Rizzoli and edited by John and Jiae of Theme Magazine.
Here is the official press release and invite :
After a full year underground, The Underbelly Project is resurfacing this December in Miami during Art Basel.
Presented in its own pop up gallery from 30 November – 5 December,
the show will feature original artwork from 35 of the 103 international artists that participated in the hidden subway project.
This exhibition will highlight the essence of the abandoned New York City station known as the Underbelly.
Workhorse has stated: “The New York Underbelly was an important chapter for us, but the story hadn’t been comprehensively told.
The Underbelly Miami show gives us a chance to present the broad scope of documentation ;
Videos, photos, time-lapses and first hand accounts.
The project is about more than just artwork. This show gives us a chance to show the people and the environment behind the artwork“
PAC has stated: “While the experience each artist had in their expedition underground can never be captured,
it is my hope that this show will highlight some of the trials and tribulations
associated with urban art taking place in the remote corners of our cities.
Too often the practice of making art in unconventional venues remains shrouded in mystery and I hope this exhibition
will shine a faint light on those artists who risk their safety to find alternative ways to create and be a part of the cities they live in.”
Included in the show are street, graffiti and fine artists alike. The full line-up of artists include:
Faile, Dabs & Myla, TrustoCorp, Aiko, Rone, Revok, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Mark Jenkins, Anthony Lister, Logan Hicks, Lucy McLauchlan,
M-City, Kid Zoom, Eric Haze, Saber, Meggs, Jim & Tina Darling,The London Police, Sheone, Skewville, Jeff Stark, Jordan Seiler, Jason Eppink
and I AM, Dan Witz, Specter, Ripo, MoMo, Remi/Rough, Stormie Mills, Swoon, Know Hope, Skullphone, L’Atlas, Roa, Surge, Gaia,
Michael De Feo, Joe Iurato, Love Me, Adam 5100 Feibelman, and Chris Stain.
Fashioned to resemble the abandoned station four stories beneath the bustle of New York City,
the exhibit will attempt to capture the experience of artists’ that were invited leave their creative mark four stories beneath the city streets.
The show will feature video footage of artists at work, still documentation, as well as recorded sounds heard in the tunnel.
Exclusively at The Underbelly Show,
the unreleased We Own the Night: The Art of The Underbelly Project book,
will be available as a limited edition collectors boxed set before the public release in February.
This boxed set will include a hard cover book along with 9 unreleased photos packaged in a hand crafted oak box
engraved with the names of each artist that contributed to the project.
Before the general viewing there will also be a book signing featuring many of the aforementioned artists.
The gallery is located at 78 NW 25th St. in the Wynwood District
© Haze & 12ozProphet - Wednesday November 23, 2011