September 13, 2010
The BLK River Festival 2010 will again present site-specific installations and a film series to represent a spectrum of artists challenging the notion of street art; exploring new modes of practice while bringing the art form to a wider public audience. This year, the focus will shift to Muralism & Experimental Visual Strategies, with the inclusion of large-scale mural paintings and site-specific installations. The festival will continue its dedication to film and video documentation of Street & Urban Art complimented by strategies in visual communication and interventions in public space.
Within the scope of the BLK River Festival 2010, the Italian BLU – one of the most famous street artist worldwide – just finished his colossal new mural (Untitled/it is obvious) at the Albener Hafen in Vienna. An idea he already wanted to realize for years – now he has found the appropriate wall in Vienna.
pictures by Peter Paltinger
(VIDEO CLIP) GRAFFITI ANALYSIS – POINT OF VIEW
Graffiti Analysis 3.0 by Evan Roth
Right after his artist talk at MQ/Raum D in connection with Museumsquartier, Beton Blumen and BLK River, Evan Roth performed a Graffiti Analysis presentation with two anonymous Viennese graffiti writers. Enjoy Evan’s video clip Graffiti Analysis: POV – Awesome!
March 8, 2010
“Augarten brennt” is a contest for street artists supported by the Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten (Augarten porcelain manufactory). Dating back to a privilege given by the emperor to Claudius Innocentius du Paquier in 1718, the Augarten porcelain manufactory is Europe’s second oldest producer of hard-paste porcelain. For the project “Augarten brennt” – Street Artists could participate via Facebook and Twitter through a group called Paint the City. Messages were posted by a mysterious activist called Net Ragua (backwards=Augarten) announcing that he would spray a historical monument as a protest. A protest for more space to express urban arts. Soon afterwards a video was posted on Youtube showing a group breaking into the Augarten porcelain manufactory spraying all it’s interior. This video was banned 3 times from Youtube and generated a huge buzz. A couple of days later another video showing various Graffiti pieces from Austrian Artists ended with a link to the www.augartenbrennt.at website, where all the information for the artist contest was presented. By public voting people could participate and choose their favorite piece. The top 3 works will be produced by the Augarten porcelain manufactory. At the end of the project the top 3 pieces will be auctioned at the Dorotheum Vienna.
Big up to Augarten porcelain manufactory for making such a project possible! Thanks to Ms. Claudia Uth, Ms. Barbara Goess and the whole Augarten porcelain manufactory Crew
Check the Website and have a look at all the great artworks – thanks to all the artists for being part of this culture clash!
Mag. Claudia Uth (Augarten porcelain manufactory)
Director Products & Marketing
Alexander Schoenburg (4E7)
Daniel Irsiegler und Alexander Predl (Predl von Pretz)
Bernhard Blum (A-A-A All-Austrian-Arts)
FungWei Pai (FWP)
Stefan Moerth (CrunchTime)
Hutan Vahdani (Butterflies & Bunnyrabbits)
Peter Paltinger & Ergen (Uniquemedia)
NetRague Ansage #1
NetRagua Ansage #2
NetRagua – Augarten Einbruch
Download the exclusive “Augarten brennt” anthem – Pack die Farben aus and all the remixes – by Stereotyp aka Stefan Moerth (CrunchTime)
Netragua / pack die Farben aus . mp3 version
pack die farben aus / barefoot remix
Netragua / pack die farben aus / Claymore remix
Netragua /pack die farben aus./ Leroy Brown remix
NetRagua – Pack die Farben aus Video
NetRagua – Graffiti Jam @ Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten