URBAN NATION Berlin : Museum for Urban Contemporary Art

Berlin Museum Urban Nation

Andrew Hosner, Thinkspace Gallery co-owner and curator, has been actively woking on the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART as part of the curatorial committee and the collectors committee.

The launch of the project kicked off on May 19th, 2016 and will enrich both Berlin’s diverse cultural landscape and the international art scene: the start of building work on the future URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR URBAN CONTEMPORARY ART. In the coming months, a globally unique new centre for exhibitions, research and exchange focussed on one of the most important art forms of the 21st century will emerge.

Berlin’s secretary for cultural affairs, Tim Renner, was on hand to congratulate the initiators of this ambitious plan on behalf of the city government. The internationally unique institution is scheduled to open in mid-2017 in the Wilhelminianera building at Bülowstrasse 7 in Schöneberg. The building will be completely transformed for the purpose. In other words, there won’t be a new building; the existing one will be converted into a museum to the innovative plans of the architecture bureau GRAFT.

Berlin Museum Urban Nation

The building has long since ceased to look like a normal residential block anyway: over the last three years, it has regularly served as a giant canvas for various stars of the street art scene, including Shepard Fairey, D*Face, Maya Hayuk and The London Police. They were invited to Berlin by URBAN NATION, an initiative that has been networking local and international street artists with great creativity and resounding success since 2013. The idea and the artistic design of the museum are the brainchild of Yasha Young, manager and future director of the museum. URBAN NATION is part of Berliner Leben, a non-profit foundation established in 2013 by Gewobag.

Three Columns of the New Museum are already standing tall: Connect. Create. Care. The motto “Connect. Create. Care.” Is a perfect description of the art initiative’s concept and programme: URBAN NATION operates as an international network that promoted connections between artists, creatives and the public through regular art projects and exhibitions and, at the same time, produces high-quality urban art for Berlin.

Berlin Museum Urban Nation

Markus Terboven, board member of Gewobag, Thomas Willemeit, Founding Partner GRAFT, Yasha Young, Director URBAN NATION, Tim Renner, secretary for culture of the city of Berlin, Hendrik Jellema, chairman of the board of “Berliner Leben”. (left to right) © URBAN NATION

The New Vangaurd at MOAH

The New Vangaurd

Thinkspace x Lancaster Museum of Art and History present ‘The New Vanguard’

On view August 13th – October 30th, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 13th at MOAH

Murals and installations in the museum:
Alex Yanes
Bumblebeelovesyou
Meggs

In the ‘Vault Gallery’:
‘Once An Astronaut’ from Scott Listfield

‘The New Vanguard’ in the ‘South Gallery’ – curated by Thinkspace:

Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Alex Yanes
Amandalynn
Amy Sol
Benjamin Garcia
Brett Amory
Brian Viveros
C215
Carl Cashman
Casey Weldon
Chie Yoshii
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Cryptik
Dan Lydersen
Dan-ah Kim
Derek Gores
Dulk
Erik Siador
Felipe Pantone
Fernando Chamarelli
Glennray Tutor
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Jacub Gagnon
Jaime Molina
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One)
Jeremy Hush
Joel Daniel Phillips
Josie Morway
Juan Travieso
Kyle Stewart
Linnea Strid
Lisa Ericson
Low Bros
Lunar New Year
Mando Marie
Marco Mazzoni
Mark Dean Veca
Mark Warren Jacques
Martin Whatson
Mary Iverson
Matt Linares
Matthew Grabelsky
Meggs
Mike Egan
Nosego
Pam Glew
Ricky Lee Gordon
Scott Radke
Sean Norvet
Tony Philipppou
Wiley Wallace
X-O
Yosuke Ueno

Taking place in tandem with ‘POW! WOW! Antelope Valley’ featuring:
Amandalynn
Andrew Schoultz
Bumblebeelovesyou
David Flores
Hueman
Julius Eastman
Kris Holladay
Mando Marie
Mark Dean Veca
Meggs
Michael Jones

For tickets and more, please check out www.lancastermoah.org

Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

Opening Reception of Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement at the Fullerton Museum

Fullerton Museum

We invite you out to the opening reception of Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement at the Fullerton Museum of Art, Saturday, May 21st from 6 – 9pm. Admission is $12 and free to museum members.

*Reception in tandem with opening of “The Late Drawings of Andy Warhol”

Taking Place At:
Fullerton Museum Center
310 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone 714.738.6545

Curated by Thinkspace Gallery and on view through July 15th.

Cryptik FullertonCryptik ‘E Ho Mai (Grant Us)’ – acrylic on wood panel

‘Entry Point’ brings together the work of 40 internationally renowned artists that serves as an amazing introduction to the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement. With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people.

Alex Garant 'Fragments Of Her Mind' - oil on canvasAlex Garant ‘Fragments Of Her Mind’ – oil on canvas

Featuring 16×20 inch (40x50cm) works from:
Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Amanda Marie
Ben Frost
Benjamin Garcia
Bumblebeelovesyou
C215
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Cryptik
Derek Gores
Drew Leshko
Ekundayo
Erik Siador
Frank Gonzales
Gaia
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Hueman
Jaime Molina (aka Cuttyup)
Jeremy Hush
Jim Houser
Kari-Lise Alexander
Kelly Vivanco
KiSung Koh
Low Bros
Meggs
Mary Iverson
Nevercrew
Nosego
Okuda
Ratur
Reka
Ricky Lee Gordon
Sarah Joncas
Sckaro
Stinkfish
Tony Philippou
Yok & Sheryo
Nosego 'Infinite' - acrylic on wood panel
Nosego ‘Infinite’ – acrylic on wood panel

Long Beach Museum of Art to Open New Exhibition Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension

Vitality and Verve Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Museum of Art to open new exhibition Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension on July 15th; an exhibition to feature immersive, multi-media installations by a select group of nationally and internationally renowned urban contemporary artists, ceramic artists, and sculptors.

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension, a sequel to last year’s record-breaking exhibition Vitality & Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape, which saw over 22,000 visitors to the Museum last summer.

Presented in collaboration with POW! WOW! Long Beach and Los Angeles’ Thinkspace gallery, Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension showcases works by some of the world’s best street artists, muralists, and new contemporary artists placing an emphasis on their unique sculptural and installation practices. Highlighting this steadily expanding young art movement within a mainstream, museological context, the exhibition celebrates its momentum and cultural presence. The new contemporary movement may have begun in the public and urban domains, but now steadily continues to assert its significance within museum walls. Historically urban public art, in general,  has had to create contexts for the reception and support of its work in the community. It has never been fixed to a singular genre but rather has prospered with fluidity and expanded into all manner of techniques, expressions, media, and spaces. This exhibition captures a historical moment of transition in the global trajectory and increasing diversity of new contemporary art.

Each artist interpreted the Museum space with site-specific installations, murals, and sculptural vignettes, collectively transforming all 8,000 square feet of the venue in an environmental immersive  experience. Participating artists include Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Susan Beiner, Rebekah Bogard, Bumblebeelovesyou, Isaac Cordal, Patsy Cox, Ariel DeAndrea, Aaron De La Cruz, Sergio Garcia, Glazed Paradise (Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez), Andrew Hem, Kiel Johnson, Sarah Joncas, Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One), Drew Leshko, Aaron Li-Hill, Troy Lovegates (aka Other), Telmo Miel, Jaime Molina, Brendan Monroe, Luke O’Sullivan, Felipe Pantone, Erika Sanada, Slinkachu, Mark Dean Veca, Cinta Vidal, Hilary White, Yoskay Yamamoto, Alex Yanesw, and Ernest Zacharevic with Martha Cooper.

Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension captures the diversity, breadth, and complexity of an art movement no longer confined to subcultural recesses, singular applications of media, or even two dimensions. The artists are working across an impressive array of materials including fiber, wood, plastics, acrylics, resins, cardboard, textiles, paint, ceramics, cement, paper, and reclaimed industrial materials. Activating the spaces of the Museum with murals, site-specific installations, sculptures and immersive environments, the collaborative energy of the complete transformation highlights the heterogeneity of its participants.

By elevating the social and experiential above the formal and academic, these works speak with an immediacy that connects disparate worlds and spaces. Technically accomplished, and undeniably manifold, the artists in this exhibition combine a variety of styles and aesthetic influences to transform and occupy the interior and exterior spaces of the Museum in unique ways. Perhaps most unified by its lack of stylistic exclusion, Vitality & Verve: in the Third Dimension captures the new contemporary art’s tireless energy and profusion, showcasing its continual tendency to change, morph, develop and defy all confines.

“The Long Beach Museum of Art has a long history of presenting contemporary art in all media and we are thrilled to be showing the exciting work from some of the leading artists from around the world. We celebrate the exhibition with a Members Reception and our popular LBMA AfterDark event on Friday evening July 15th.” – Ron Nelson, Executive Director LBMA

V&V3D will be one of several locations in Long Beach this summer that will feature art for the public. POW! WOW! Long Beach 2016 will return with mural projects, gallery shows, and exciting programming throughout downtown and nearby locations.

For membership information and ticket information please contact Matt Harms at math@lbma.org. For more information hours and location please visit the Museum’s website at www.lbma.org

The presentation of Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension is made possible by the generous support of The Port of Long Beach, JetBlue, Pasadena Art Alliance, the Bauer Foundation, and Thinkspace Gallery.

The Long Beach Museum of Art presents:
‘Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension’

LBMA AfterDark Opening Celebration: Friday, July 15th

Murals and site-specific installations from:
Aaron De La Cruz
Aaron Li-Hill
Andrew Hem
Ariel DeAndrea
Brendan Monroe
Cinta Vidal
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Ernest Zacharevic with Martha Cooper
Felipe Pantone
Glazed Paradise (Mark Jenkins & Sandra Fernandez)
Jaime Molina
Kiel Johnson
Mark Dean Veca
Rebekah Bogard
Sarah Joncas
Telmo Miel
Yoskay Yamamoto

Alongside works from:
Alex Yanes
Bumblebeelovesyou
Drew Leshko
Erika Sanada
Hilary White
Isaac Cordal
Jean Labourdette (aka Turf One)
Luke O’Sullivan
Patsy Cox
Sergio Garcia
Slinkachu
Susan Beiner
Troy Lovegates (aka Other)

About the Long Beach Museum of Art : Located on a magnificent bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Long Beach Museum of Art features  a historic mansion and carriage house, expansive galleries and gardens, oceanfront dining at Claire’s at the Museum and a unique Museum Store. The galleries and store are open Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students and seniors age 62 and older, free for Members and children under 12, and free for everyone on Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and all day on Friday. Claire’s is open Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (562) 439-2119 or visit www.lbma.org.

Thinkspace Curated Exhibition “Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” at Fullerton Museum

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‘Entry Point: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement’
May 6th through July 15th

Taking Place At:
Fullerton Museum Center
310 N. Pomona Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: 714.738.6545
http://ci.fullerton.ca.us/museum/

Curated by Thinkspace Gallery

‘Entry Point’ is a collection of 40 internationally renowned artists that serves as an amazing introduction to the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers in the Fullerton area. With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture imagery, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people.

Featuring 16×20 inch works from:
Aaron Li-Hill
Adam Caldwell
Alex Garant
Amanda Marie
Ben Frost
Benjamin Garcia
Bumblebeelovesyou
C215
Carl Cashman
Chie Yoshii
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Cryptik
Derek Gores
Drew Leshko
Ekundayo
Erik Siador
Frank Gonzales
Gaia
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Hueman
Jaime Molina (aka Cuttyup)
Jeremy Hush
Jim Houser
Kari-Lise Alexander
Kelly Vivanco
KiSung Koh
Low Bros
Meggs
Mary Iverson
Nevercrew
Nosego
Okuda
Ratur
Reka
Ricky Lee Gordon
Sarah Joncas
Sckaro
Stinkfish
Tony Philippou
Yok & Sheryo