Saturday, April 10, 2010

Urban Interventions

Urban Interventions
Personal Projects in Public Places
published by Gestalten, Berlin
Editors: R. Klanten, M. Huebner
Language: English
Release: March 2010
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 288 pages, full color, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-291-1

Evolving from graffiti and street art, urban interventions are the next generation of artwork to hit public space. Using any and all of the components that make up urban landscapes, these mostly spatial works bring art to the masses. They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery and challenge us to rediscover our environment and interact with it in new ways. This is the first book to document these very current, personal art projects in a comprehensive way. It shows the growing connections and interplay of this scene with art, architecture, performance, and installation as it turns public spaces into surprising and provoking individual experiences.

Contributions: Brad Downey, SpY, Felice Varini, ZEVS, Graffiti Research Lab, Ji Lee, Mark Jenkins, Ahmet Ögüt, William Lamson, Simone Dekker, Matthias Wermke & Mischa Leinkauf, Michael Rakowitz, Kamila Szejnoch, Gelitin, Yes Men, Evan Roth, A12, EPOS 257, Mentalgassi, Urban Blooz Projet, Jan Vormann ...