1. ACADEMY OF STREET ART // LOS ANGELES // NOW ENROLLING

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    WWW.ACADEMYSTREETART.COM The world’s first professional street art academy offering comprehensive and unique intensive training in graffiti and street art. ASA combines in-depth hands-on training, world class instructors, and endless innovation for either career training or recreational purposes. Gain practical up to date skills and experience to apply to your current or future art projects. The graffiti and street art industry offers an exciting variety of career & recreational opportunities for every personality type. The personal student experience is fundamental; this is the reason why creativity is at the center of ASA’s approach to learning. Anyone with the willingness to learn about street art can enroll in the academy.

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    • BLO | LA PETITE MORT

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      Save the date! Opening Saturday July 6th, 20:00 http://openwallsgallery.tumblr.com/post/53445330007/blo-la-petite-mort

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      • OUTSIDE IN The Story of Art in the Streets

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        OUTSIDE IN is a celebratory and historical look at street art through the lens of the Museum of Contemporary Art's groundbreaking exhibition Art in the Streets. The film features renowned artists Shepard Fairey, Lee Quiñones, Swoon, Futura, Mister Cartoon, Revok, Martha Cooper, Invader to name a few. Director Alex Stapleton (Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel) documents the artist's creative process, their pitfalls with the law, the poetic impermanence of their craft and the artists' evolution from the back seat of a cop car to the walls of a well-respected institution. ABOUT THE ART IN THE STREETS EXHIBITION The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art, April 17 through August 8, 2011, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The exhibition traces the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. Art in the Streets showcases installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art community, including Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee Quiñones (New York), Futura (New York), Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (São Paulo), and JR (Paris). MOCA’s exhibition emphasized Los Angeles’ role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. The exhibition featured projects by influential Los Angeles-based artists such as Craig R. Stecyk III, Chaz Bojórquez, Mister Cartoon, RETNA, SABER, REVOK, and RISK.

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        • TWIST - Demolition Derby

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          • ROA x Dominant Species x LA MOCA TV

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            Artists ROA, studies the relationship between animals and humans by traveling the globe and painting. Named after his recent show at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, Dominant Species, we get a glimpse of the philosophy behind of one the worlds most prolific and nomadic graffiti artists. Archival Footage used under Public Domain from Prelinger Archive, FDR Library, What Makes Us Tick? & Africa Speaks Music By Himbad The Creator & Matt Bernott Produced for LA MOCA TV

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            • SANER CATHARSIS - Teaser #2 - OPENING SATURDAY OCTOBER 27, 2012 - NEW IMAGE ART

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              CATHARSIS CURATED BY MEDVIN SOBIO A tragedy, then, is the imitation of an action ... with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions. - Aristotle Opening Saturday October 27, 2012, with a body of new work, New Image Art is pleased to present “Catharsis,” a new solo exhibition by Mexico City artist SANER, Curated by Medvin Sobio of 33third Los Angeles/Mid-City Arts. Catharsis in the Poetics of Aristotle is defined as an emotional, corporal, mental & spiritual purification. Through the experience of compassion and fear, the spectators of the tragedy experience a purgation of emotion, a purification of the soul, a reconfiguration of desires and passions; a new revolutionary formation of desire. Catharsis represents the final act in a cycle of solo exhibitions Saner has been developing, where each one has looked to generate an emotional change over the spectator, guiding the viewer towards a path of rebirth, freedom & purification. In this, the final act, the viewer is the element that gives life to the exhibition. Catharsis will be a space that will remain wrapped in a psycho magical act of healing. With an installation, performance piece, paintings, & works on paper; this collective act of creation, of encounter & confrontation is what will generate the liberation of the spectator. ABOUT SANER Edgar “Saner” Flores is an urban artist, muralist, professor, illustrator & graphic designer. Raised by his parents in Mexico City and surrounded by rich color and tradition, Saner developed an interest in drawing and Mexican Muralism early on. “I visited Oaxaca a lot when I was growing up because my mother is from there, and certain traditions which they carried out there really caught my attention.” He began expressing himself on paper and through graffiti art, later going on to earn a degree in graphic design from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico. His lively & humorous images of masked characters on public walls, found objects and other canvases are influenced by Mexican custom and folklore, color, mysticism, masks, and skulls. A mix of these lifelong interests and passions has led him to become the artist he is today. “The masks that I use are traditional masks from Mexico.” The jaguars, coyotes, skulls, and other recurrent characters appear in my work because that parallel world is the real self, the real face. “ Saner’s work has been featured in galleries in Mexico, the United States, London, Berlin and Barcelona. Recent projects & exhibitions include “Kidnap Express,” Mid-City Arts Los Angeles, “Nose Job,” Eric Firestone Gallery East Hamptons NY, “The Bone yard Project,” Tucson Arizona, “The Bone yard: Return Trip,” Pima Space & Air Museum, “The Wynwood Walls,” Miami/Art Basel. He has collaborated with Kidrobot, Vans, G-Shock, HQTR Canada, Pineda Covalin, Persigna Store, Bacardi, Adidas Mexico, Televisa, and many others. ABOUT NEW IMAGE ART Marsea Goldberg, founder and director of New Image Art in Los Angeles, started the gallery in 1994 at her 10x10 design studio. Since then, the gallery has grown to attract a global cult following, grabbing the interest of art lovers and collectors worldwide. Renowned for it's discriminating eye and solid curatorial skills, New Image Art Gallery continues to show the works of established and emerging artists coming out of the street, skate, fine art, and surf scenes. Over the years, the gallery has launched or mobilized the careers of Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Rebecca Westcott, Retna, Neck Face, Cleon Peterson, Faile, Tauba Auerbach, The Date Farmers, Judith Supine, and Bäst just to name a few. ABOUT MEDVIN SOBIO One half of the visual arts collective, Viejas Del Mercado, Medvin Sobio has Curated, produced, and consulted on various large scale mural & public art projects. He currently serves as Art Director at Mid-City Arts Gallery & 33third Los Angeles, the largest street art supply retailer in the United States. In 2011, he was selected as Co-Curator of Wynwood Walls, the outdoor street art museum founded by Tony Goldman & Jeffrey Deitch. Was Co-Producer & Co-Curator for The Boneyard Project & brought on as a Consulting Producer on the HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD Docuseries which explores the power of public art. A significant component of his advocacy is dedicated to multi-dimensional cultural awareness via art exhibitions and events. He strives to encourage awareness of the culture that the artists have emerged from and their relevance to various stratums of American culture.

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              • Art In The Streets

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                APRIL 17–AUGUST 8, 2011 / THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA Los Angeles CA The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Art in the Streets, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of the history of graffiti and street art.

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                • Vermibus Process

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                  Camera: Xarlee Editing: David de Larrea Music: Rob Costlow - Contemporary Piano - Bliss

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                  • RISK x FLAUNT - MOCA Art in the Streets 1 Year Anniversary

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                    Executive Producer: Luis Barajas Director + Editor: Kohshin Finley Sounds by: Velvet Underground - Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Thank you to Jeffrey Deitch and the great staff at MOCA. Maxwell Williams, Citizens of Humanity, and all my brothers in Mad Society Kings. West Coast, Chelsea Tribe, The Seventh Letter Crew... and the City of Lost Angels... -RISK

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                    • RISK : Pressurized Content presented by Bluecanvas

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                      From the streets to the galleries, RISK has done it all... As an artist in the 1980s, RISK pushed the limits of graffiti and gained notoriety not only for his unique style, but for being one of the first writers in Southern California to paint freight trains and freeway overpasses. RISK was responsible for importing New York's Wild Style of graffiti to Los Angeles and combining it with his own aesthetic of lettering to create something entirely new. At the peak of his career he took graffiti from the streets into the galleries and recently played a major role in MOCA's groundbreaking Art in the Streets exhibition, which brought mainstream recognition to graffiti as a serious art medium. With a career spanning more than 30 years, RISK is continually evolving and pushing his personal limits as an artist. His story is a true testament that all artists must strive to break boundaries, and that anything can be accomplished if you are willing to take a risk. Full interview available in Bluecanvas magazine Issue 12. (http://www.bluecanvas.com/magazine) Interview by Andrew Kline Edited by David Kim Produced by Section Studios Music "Yesterday" by Pre (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Pre/Wood_Grain_Sessions/08_Yesterdaymp3)

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