Estria- Water Writes in Colombia

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 7 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 19 hours, 48 minutes ago.

The #WaterWrites Mural Project in Bogota, Colombia is a collaboration between local and international artists dedicated to water conditions near the Fucha and Bogota Rivers.

The mural portrays nature and humanity joining forces to evict water polluters from their bay. Nature is painted as a character, surrounded by trees, flowers, life, and water. Animals, insects, and people are housed in the hair and along the body. The left arm directs the attention of all the life that depends on her towards a barge in the river. The barge contains the impact of resource extracting industries. Graffiti on the sides of the ship attest to the resistance that it has faced in its travels from port to port.

Artist team Bastardilla, Arc, Noble and Yoshi worked with volunteers from the community to create this 2000 square foot production. Video and photos by http://www.PabloSerrano.org Check. out http://www.estria.org for more info.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Wednesday March 06, 2013

iona ROZEAL brown Exhibitions

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 7 months, 3 weeks, 19 hours, 20 minutes ago.

no one’s ever gonna love you, so don’t wonder

February 28 - March 29, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, 37 West 57th Street

March 5 - April 27, Salon 94 Freemans, One Freeman Alley

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art and Salon 94 Freemans are pleased to collaborate on exhibitions featuring artist iona ROZEAL brown, in her first solo shows with each. The galleries coincided their shows to highlight brown’s multiple mediums and expansive imagination. Both bodies of work represent chapters in the artist’s ongoing myth “on spirit children and the like,” an ever-expanding pantheon of other-worldly, gender-unspecific, cross-cultural spirits.

introducing…THE HOUSE OF BANDO, at Salon 94 Freemans is comprised of a series of painted portraits of Benny and Javier Ninja, of the Legendary House of Ninja, along with Monstah Black. The performers were all featured in “the battle of yestermore,” the artist’s critically lauded commission at the 2011 Performa festival. The three formed the House of Bando with brown as homage to Bando Tamasaboro, the famed female impersonator or onnagata of the Kabuki stage. The exhibited paintings are derived from photos taken for an upcoming collaboration with photographer Joshua Cogan and, as installed, reflect the artist’s own take on Byzantine iconography.

Six new paintings, including a diptych measuring five by eight feet, will be featured at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art. The new works reflect brown’s continued fascination with the ukiyo-e woodblock prints of late-Edo period Japan, in particular the works of 19th century printmaker Kitagawa Utamaro, who was widely considered as the greatest exponent of this style of woodblock prints. Brown referenced the artist and his work in her earlier a3 blackface series. The Japanese tradition of erotic art, Shunga, continues to play a strong role in brown’s work with intimacy emphasized over ostentation in the imagery. Titles of the works are loosely based on verses of the Song of Solomon as well as hip-hop rhymes. Additionally, the artist incorporates a haiku poem on the back of each.

Brown also mines the rich cross-cultural territory of the ganguro, a subculture of Japanese adolescents that sports tanned skin, bright makeup, blonde wigs, and gold chains, in order to model themselves after the stereotypical African- American hip-hop look—the word ganguro translates literally to “blackface.” Luxury accessories like strands of pearls and oversized gold jewelry are featured throughout brown’s compositions, on display with overlaid irregular patterns and painterly drips on raw woodgrain in brown’s signature approach to figuration.

iona ROZEAL brown is a native of Washington, DC and a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and Yale University. In addition to her Performa commission, the artist has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; MoCA Detroit, MoCA Cleveland; and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Brown’s work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; The Studio Museum, NY; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford; and Yale University, New Haven, among others.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Friday March 01, 2013

Recap Alice Mizrachi Tel Aviv Exhibit

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 7 months, 4 weeks, 1 Day, 22 hours, 17 minutes ago.

“Ars Memoriae (The Art of Memory)”

Queens based artist Alice Mizrachi presented new works for her solo exhibition in Tel Aviv exploring the recollection of memory. Through her raw, instinctual process, Mizrachi explores her Israeli American identity while retrieving past memories and experiences. Due to the malleable nature of memory, these fragments of internal memory allow her to preserve her history, preventing it from deteriorating. Whether a glimpse of a vivid character on the street or a dynamic cityscape she sees from a bridge, the reflection of these everyday memories comes out in her work subconsciously. The encoded images she stores and expresses in her art invite the audience to participate in universal themes we all share.

She has exhibited work in galleries and museums worldwide including Powerhouse Gallery, Colette, Fifty 24LA, Crewest, Intermedia Arts, both The Museum of Contemporary Art and The National Women’s Museum in Washington DC, and most recently in solo shows in Paris and Tel Aviv. With strong ties to the urban art world, Mizrachi’s early work focused on the vibrant tranquility of city life and earned her profiles in niche publications such as Giant Magazine, Marie Claire and Juxtapoz. In addition to working on 2D surfaces, Mizrachi has painted murals worldwide and she creates sculptural installations made from found materials. Since 2006, Mizrachi has merged creating, teaching, curating, and exhibiting as co-founder of the YOUNITY Arts Collective, an all-female urban art collective that produces a variety of creative enterprises annually including exhibitions, panel discussions, mural productions, and youth workshops.

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday February 21, 2013

OG Chino OFFPROJEKT Colab

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 8 months, 1 week, 6 days, 5 hours, 51 minutes ago.

Og Chino and OFFPROJEKT collaborated on this terrific video showing off the tremendous talent that he is. For those who have not seen the post I did a while back on OG Chino Burning Fools http://www.12ozprophet.com/mare_139/entry/og-chino-burning-fools peep that out.

Peep the new video-

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday February 07, 2013

RIME aka Jersey Joe 1XRun ltd Prints.

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 8 months, 2 weeks, 1 Day, 7 hours, 49 minutes ago.

This has to be one of the most clever print series Ive seen in a while.

WHAT: Artist RIME aka Jersey Joe from the infamous MSK and Seventh Letter crews makes his print debut with his custom Arrest Sheet sets exclusively on 1xRUN.

Felony Arrest Sheets - Embellished Edition of 30 - (5) Double Sided 8 x 8 Inch Archival Pigments Prints in Custom Arrest Sheet Folder with Hand-Embellishments + Unique Drawings from RIME -
Misdemeanor Arrest Sheets - Standard Edition of 20 - (5) Double Sided 8 x 8 Inch Archival Pigments Prints -
Original 8 x 8 Inches Artwork created with Pen, Marker & Gouache on Found Police Arrest Sheets -
Promo Video - View The “WRAP SHEETS DETROIT FANTASTIC”  at The Seventh Letter
Interview With RIME with Process Photos + More at http://blog.1xrun.com/rime-rewrites-the-wrap-sheet/

WHEN: Friday, February 8th 2013 at 12PM EST on http://1xRUN.com this release will be available for one week or until the edition sells out.

WHERE: This print, images, artist Q&A and additional information available on 1xRUN at http://1xrun.com/runs/Arrest_Sheets

ARTIST STATEMENT: “I came across the Highland park arrest sheets in 2011, a year before the Detroit Beautification Project began. Revok had recently moved to Detroit and invited Roids and I out to make art for the 2011 Perseverance art show. While on that trip we came across the police station before it was torn down. Then the portfolio sets and sheets were finalized and everything was assembled and embellished over the past 2 months. I usually work on 10 to 15 drawings at a time, kept in a stack. I would flip through and work on one until I hit a wall, then flip to the next and so on. With these it would take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 weeks to complete one. ” - RIME

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Tuesday February 05, 2013

Revisiting the WU

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 9 months, 1 week, 4 days, 9 minutes ago.

Digging through the archives I found a bunch of imgs from my 2006 participation in the Outsides Project in Wuppertal Germany - http://www.outsides.de where along Os Gemeos, JR, Blu, Zeus and others we illegally installed art throughout this small town in Germany. The Wu StyleWriter is among one of my favorite works and has become a signature sculpture in my oeuvre.

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday January 10, 2013

Revisiting the WU

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 9 months, 1 week, 4 days, 10 minutes ago.

Digging through the archives I found a bunch of imgs from my 2006 participation in the Outsides Project in Wuppertal Germany - http://www.outsides.de where along Os Gemeos, JR, Blu, Zeus and others we illegally installed art throughout this small town in Germany. The Wu StyleWriter is among one of my favorite works and has become a signature sculpture in my oeuvre.

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

Carlos Mare ©2013

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday January 10, 2013

Carlos Mare Istanbul 2012

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 5 days, 5 hours, 40 minutes ago.

Currently Im in Istanbul for an ART/Islam Roundtable with US and Turkish Scholars, Art Historians and Govt officials to discuss building a cultural bridge between the nations. Its been a really informative and enlightening experience and while learning lots about Turkey and its history its people are incredibly interesting, talented and diverse.

There is a real Graffiti scene here and my new friend Turbo S2K has been instrumental in filling in the blanks and gifting me his book on its history. The style writers here give a run to any other in the world yet little is known about them, I will soon post imgs and text about the scene here. Im happy to be an Ambassador for our culture especially in areas of the world like this where there is a wealth of talent and hunger for knowledge about the scene in America.

If you follow me on Instagram #carlosmare you will see many imgs of this trip.

The historical sites are abundant and breath taking. I feel I need a year to really tour this country.

Enjoy

AYASOFYA MOSQUE ISTANBUL

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Sunday December 16, 2012

US Cultural Ambassador Carlos Mare

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days, 31 minutes ago.

I had the pleasure to serve our community at the request of the US State Department as a Cultural Ambassador to Uruguay recently. It was a terrific opportunity to visit a country that lies at the very end of Latin America. Although very distant it is very much a country with a thriving economy and creative community. My role was to bring my experience to students and professors at the Art and Design, School of Architecture,
​University of the Republic as well I joined my good friend Henry Chalfant, Dister from NYC and Emmanuel Audelo Enriquez from Mexico for presentations at the SUBTE Art and Exhibition Center.

I was recently interviewed by Dan Feral regarding the position-

CM- I believe there have been other writers in this position, to mind Daze Ellis was just an Ambassador to Ecuador. Its not a permanent position but an opportunity to represent America abroad for cultural exchange. The U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies worldwide regularly work with famous musicians (i.e. Yo Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Mary Wilson), sports figures (i.e. Bernie Williams), journalists, and film producers/directors (i.e. Ron Silver).

CM- It is not partisan nor a permanent post, it is in fact one of the more brilliant things this country does in the form of cultural diplomacy. We have a deep history in this regard but its been a broken link in our policy which President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been mending. 
 
DF- What lead up to your appointement? (who recommended you? how long was
the process leading up to it?)

CM- I was appointed by the Ambassador to Uruguay Jullisa Reynoso who I met several years ago at an informal dinner through a mutual friend writer/activist Raquel Cepeda. It came as a surprise to me but given that I have been talking with several embassies in the Middle East about Ambassadorship it was a destined opportunity in a way. Most meaningful that it is comes from a Latin nation.

DF- What does the job entail in terms of structure and duties? (is this a
full time position? how long is the appointment for? wil you have an
office somewhere? will you be moving to washington DC or going there a
lot? who will you be answering to? do you do press releases and promote
things)

CM- Its not a permanent appointment its an opportunity to represent the artistic culture of America, in this regard ‘Graffiti’ and Hip Hop which is a world culture so I represent not just me but our global community. It is specific to ‘Graffiti art” which I think is unique as it allows me to provide more insight to both the policy makers and educators so they can better understand the underpinnings of potential emerging artists in their communities or as I call them “cultural equity”. I will not be a policy wonk nor hold an official post, perhaps more traveling through the State Department and other foreign embassies. They continually promote art as part of American goodwill and cultural exchange.


DF- What is the purpose of the position? (what is the intent of the
ambassador? what is the message and who is the audience? is there a
difference in the governments reason for the post and what you will want
to do with it?

CM- The purpose is clear, the world has changed and Americas image has been tarnished a bit, that said we still have more of what other countries lack and that is cultural capital, it has been our greatest export for so many years but since art and government have not been particularly good bedfellows it has suffered in recent years. By being able to represent the culture abroad I can present a compelling argument not for vandalism or solely graffiti but for the defense and promotion of living and supporting a free and expressive life. One must remember that Uruguay where I begin my mission had gone through a serious censorship period of text based graffiti during the Dirty Wars of the 1970s-80s, this graffiti was political and considered a serious crime, yet in some small part it transformed the country, it was the voice of the people. So if we can harness the voice of the children creatively imagine what transformations can occur.


DF- Will you be lecturing about the history or agressively
promoting graff as a valid form of expression? explain and justify the
significance of graff to non-believers? will you be dealing with the
issue of vandalism or just focussing on the aesthetics and other
cultural manifestations such as murals, fashion, etc. will you be
dealing with or defending writers that are in trouble here or in other
countries? is it the governments attempt to throw spin when there is
negative backlash to graffiti or to agressively promote it as a postive
cultural expression?)

CM- I will be speaking broadly about the topic but focusing on ‘potential’ -the creative power of the culture and the social and economic opportunities for young artists. I want to see more Latino artists engaged in arts in their community, academy and the art market. These areas where we are largely under represented and marginalized by a system of economics, class and race, need to be addressed by explaining the repercussions of this underrepresentation, I hope the message of ‘cultural capital’ gets understood. Art is not just for the rich, white or privileged its a universal experience and by product of many many people across many continents and herein lays the power of the graffiti/hip hop culture where the lines of color amalgamate to form a loose knit community of common interest in arts.

 
DF- Will you be creating your own agenda or are there things already set in
motion that you will be dealing with? (do you have goals in mind that
includes certain artists, groups, locations or issues?)

CM-I will be addressing university students and Diplomats Im sure. 
 

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday December 13, 2012

US Cultural Ambassador Carlos Mare

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days, 31 minutes ago.

I had the pleasure to serve our community at the request of the US State Department as a Cultural Ambassador to Uruguay recently. It was a terrific opportunity to visit a country that lies at the very end of Latin America. Although very distant it is very much a country with a thriving economy and creative community. My role was to bring my experience to students and professors at the Art and Design, School of Architecture,
​University of the Republic as well I joined my good friend Henry Chalfant, Dister from NYC and Emmanuel Audelo Enriquez from Mexico for presentations at the SUBTE Art and Exhibition Center.

I was recently interviewed by Dan Feral regarding the position-

CM- I believe there have been other writers in this position, to mind Daze Ellis was just an Ambassador to Ecuador. Its not a permanent position but an opportunity to represent America abroad for cultural exchange. The U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies worldwide regularly work with famous musicians (i.e. Yo Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Mary Wilson), sports figures (i.e. Bernie Williams), journalists, and film producers/directors (i.e. Ron Silver).

CM- It is not partisan nor a permanent post, it is in fact one of the more brilliant things this country does in the form of cultural diplomacy. We have a deep history in this regard but its been a broken link in our policy which President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been mending. 
 
DF- What lead up to your appointement? (who recommended you? how long was
the process leading up to it?)

CM- I was appointed by the Ambassador to Uruguay Jullisa Reynoso who I met several years ago at an informal dinner through a mutual friend writer/activist Raquel Cepeda. It came as a surprise to me but given that I have been talking with several embassies in the Middle East about Ambassadorship it was a destined opportunity in a way. Most meaningful that it is comes from a Latin nation.

DF- What does the job entail in terms of structure and duties? (is this a
full time position? how long is the appointment for? wil you have an
office somewhere? will you be moving to washington DC or going there a
lot? who will you be answering to? do you do press releases and promote
things)

CM- Its not a permanent appointment its an opportunity to represent the artistic culture of America, in this regard ‘Graffiti’ and Hip Hop which is a world culture so I represent not just me but our global community. It is specific to ‘Graffiti art” which I think is unique as it allows me to provide more insight to both the policy makers and educators so they can better understand the underpinnings of potential emerging artists in their communities or as I call them “cultural equity”. I will not be a policy wonk nor hold an official post, perhaps more traveling through the State Department and other foreign embassies. They continually promote art as part of American goodwill and cultural exchange.


DF- What is the purpose of the position? (what is the intent of the
ambassador? what is the message and who is the audience? is there a
difference in the governments reason for the post and what you will want
to do with it?

CM- The purpose is clear, the world has changed and Americas image has been tarnished a bit, that said we still have more of what other countries lack and that is cultural capital, it has been our greatest export for so many years but since art and government have not been particularly good bedfellows it has suffered in recent years. By being able to represent the culture abroad I can present a compelling argument not for vandalism or solely graffiti but for the defense and promotion of living and supporting a free and expressive life. One must remember that Uruguay where I begin my mission had gone through a serious censorship period of text based graffiti during the Dirty Wars of the 1970s-80s, this graffiti was political and considered a serious crime, yet in some small part it transformed the country, it was the voice of the people. So if we can harness the voice of the children creatively imagine what transformations can occur.


DF- Will you be lecturing about the history or agressively
promoting graff as a valid form of expression? explain and justify the
significance of graff to non-believers? will you be dealing with the
issue of vandalism or just focussing on the aesthetics and other
cultural manifestations such as murals, fashion, etc. will you be
dealing with or defending writers that are in trouble here or in other
countries? is it the governments attempt to throw spin when there is
negative backlash to graffiti or to agressively promote it as a postive
cultural expression?)

CM- I will be speaking broadly about the topic but focusing on ‘potential’ -the creative power of the culture and the social and economic opportunities for young artists. I want to see more Latino artists engaged in arts in their community, academy and the art market. These areas where we are largely under represented and marginalized by a system of economics, class and race, need to be addressed by explaining the repercussions of this underrepresentation, I hope the message of ‘cultural capital’ gets understood. Art is not just for the rich, white or privileged its a universal experience and by product of many many people across many continents and herein lays the power of the graffiti/hip hop culture where the lines of color amalgamate to form a loose knit community of common interest in arts.

 
DF- Will you be creating your own agenda or are there things already set in
motion that you will be dealing with? (do you have goals in mind that
includes certain artists, groups, locations or issues?)

CM-I will be addressing university students and Diplomats Im sure. 
 

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

Carlos Mare © 2012

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Thursday December 13, 2012

Art Basel Miami 2012 Preview

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 1 hour, 27 minutes ago.

Heres a preview of todays work. Im in Miami participating in a group show with fellow studio mates Ket, EZO, Klass, QA, Alice Mizrachi, Phetus @ Miami Light Project and the Free Agents
Present PREMIERE
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 4,  2012 6:00pm
Closing Reception & Mural Unveiling: Saturday, December 8,  2012 8:00pm
featuring Mr. Pauer
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33127

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday December 03, 2012

Art Basel Preview

This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 10 months, 2 weeks, 5 days, 2 hours, 1 minute ago.

Heres a preview of todays work. Im in Miami participating in a group show with fellow studio mates Ket, EZO, Klass, QA, Alice Mizrachi, Phetus @ Miami Light Project and the Free Agents
Present PREMIERE
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 4,  2012 6:00pm
Closing Reception & Mural Unveiling: Saturday, December 8,  2012 8:00pm
featuring Mr. Pauer
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street, Miami, FL 33127

© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Monday December 03, 2012