We Come at Night: A Corporate Street Art Attack

We Come at Night: A Corporate Street Art Attack

by Frank Lammer, R. K. D. U.
     
 
With the ubiquity of street art, the political and social messages inherent in graffiti are starting to lose their significance. A cunning group of street artists is restoring meaning to this pervasive art form with determination while appropriating public spaces with astonishing art. We Come at Night introduces the work of thirteen street artists whose artistic

Overview

With the ubiquity of street art, the political and social messages inherent in graffiti are starting to lose their significance. A cunning group of street artists is restoring meaning to this pervasive art form with determination while appropriating public spaces with astonishing art. We Come at Night introduces the work of thirteen street artists whose artistic interventions are not only aesthetically motivated but also functions as razor-sharp social, political and ironic commentaries on their surroundings. Artists like Dr. Innocent and French activist Zevs are sanitising walls by whitewashing defaced buildings and using the same sand blasting technique used to erase graffiti to write messages on dirty walls. The colorful figures of Os Gemeos and Nina seem as if they just don't have a place in society. With and introductory text by street art expert Martha Cooper, We Come at Night also features works by Akim One Machine, Blu, Brom, JR, Kami & Sasu, Mare 139, Mr. Horse, Nixfitti and Zasd. The book includes a DVD with af ilm documentary by Volker Sattel and mario Mentrup about the Outsides project initiated by Red Bull.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783899552164
Publisher:
Die Gestalten Verlag
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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