The city as a canvas- urban art and participatory urban research

(lifePR) ( Köln, )
From March 23 to April 14, the art and research project [re/dis]cover will be taking place in various locations in Amsterdam, focusing on street art and other forms of art in public spaces. The program includes city exploration tours, live paintings, panel discussions, music events and a street art market. For the three-week project period, [re/dis]cover presents the TRANSURBAN Urban Art Archive—a traveling research laboratory and space for documenting urban art. The activities take place throughout the city; connecting the center with the periphery in the southeast as well as the creative quarter in Amsterdam-Noord and invite to participate and interact.

[re/dis]cover opens its program in Oma Ietje at the Heesterveld Creative Community in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, featuring Red Light Radio DJs Steele Bonus, Suzanne Kraft and Johnny Nash. Mick La Rock, one of Amsterdam’s first and most famous graffiti artists, presents a live painting on site.

City exploration tours and city talks
Every weekend [re/dis]cover organizes art tours in the public space of Amsterdam. The tours start at the centrally located art’otel as well as in the Heesterveld Creative Community, only a few steps away from the Bullewijk metro station. City talks with panel discussions, among others at the Parkhuis de Zwijger, negotiate the relationship between art and public space. The program ends on April 14 with a large street art market, live paintings and music in the OT301. The full program can be found at www.urbanartnow.com.

TRANSURBAN Urban Art Archive
In order to explore urban art in new cities and their public spaces, the Urban Art Archive travels from city to city in the form of an attached office container. During [re/dis]cover this traveling laboratory invites visitors to discover, document and explore past and present positions of urban art. After visiting the cities of Frankfurt, Antwerp and the Rhine metropolises, Dusseldorf and Cologne, as well as the Ruhr area, the archive is launched for the first time in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam. The archive is available online at http://archiv.trans-urban.de.

[re/dis]cover is an international collaboration project of Urban Art Now (Amsterdam) and artrmx e.V./CityLeaks Urban Art Festival (Cologne). The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North-Rhine-Westphalia, the support program of Jonge Kunst—supported by the Fond Soziokultur e.V. (Bonn) and the Fond voor Cultuurparticipatie (Utrecht)—as well as by the consulate general of the Netherlands.

 
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