May, 25 – June, 06, 2013 / Augustine Kofie Saturday, May, 25 from 4 pm to 8 pm: opening along with the artist + food truck Le Camion Gourmand & California burgers
June, 8 – 20 / Rae Martini Saturday, June, 8 from 4 pm to 8 pm: opening along with the artist + italian buffet Il Cappricio June, 22 – July, 4 / Pro176
Saturday, June, 22 from 4 pm to 8 pm: opening along with the artist + italian buffet Il Cappricio July, 6 – 31 / Doze Green
Saturday, July, 6 from 4 pm to 8 pm: opening along with the artist + food truck Le Camion Gourmand & burgers & cupcakes & cheesecakes
April, 20 -July, 31 Mural performances will be realized by the invited artists in different places in Paris. Signings and events will be organized at Openspace gallery during all the cycleeach Saturdays April, 27; May, 4; May 11; May, 18.
A MOVEMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Graffuturism is the term coined by the artist Poesia, founder of the eponymous website, in order to define sensitively the work of a group of artists from the graffiti world but using different techniques and mediums. A movement that is becoming increasingly important on the international scene. Since 2010, several events have already taken place between Glasgow, London, Miami and Los Angeles. From a discovery perspective, the Openspace gallery wants to enhance the richness of this movement, by showing a selection of artists that are rarely seen (if ever) in France.
THE ARTISTIC CYCLE OF OPENSPACE
Graffuturism-Paris is the first part of several exhibition cycles to come to Openspace looking at the different major movements inherent to contemporary urban art. From a historical perspective and in an educational format, Openspace presents its first collective exhibition showing the different aspects of the movement by highlighting 20 French and international artists. Following this, four solo exhibitions will show more deeply the relationship with this movement and explore the different stylistic issues. In this perspective, the gallery Openspace publishes the catalog of the exhbition introducing this selection of artists from Graffuturism introduced by an essay by Daniel Feral.
Located in a popular and trendy area, close to Place de la Nation, Openspace is the new gallery of contemporary urban art in Paris. Founded in September 2012, this space aims to create a link between the artworks, artists and public. By inviting pioneer or rising artists of the graffiti and street art scene, the founders of Openspace, Samantha Longhi and Nicolas Chenus – also respectively editor/founder and publication director of Graffiti Art magazine – are keen to share their discoveries and their extensive knowledge of this art form. Pro176, Tilt, Stéphane Moscato, Jana & Js, Smash 137 and Yaze are the artists represented by the gallery. Openspace has also opened its doors for events with artists such as Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Rero, Katre, Btoy and the crew of VMD.