Street Art London are proud to announce a very unique project entitled, “Baroque The Streets: Dulwich Street Art Festival 2013” which will be happening between the 10th and 19th of May. We have invited some of the biggest names in international street art to Dulwich in order to create an outdoor gallery of large scale public murals inspired by works held by Dulwich Picture Gallery, England’s oldest public gallery. The nine day long festival explores the position of street art, huge new global art movement that it is, in the continuum of art history and will see over 20 of the current masters of the street reinterpret and remix the works of the masters of old. The event will be accompanied by tours of the murals and debates led by academics and experts from both the worlds of street art and classical art alike. We have also taken over an entire house in Dulwich and are putting on a large scale exhibition of works for the general public. The project is a collaboration between Street Art London and Ingrid Beazley, from Dulwich Picture Gallery. Ingrid masterminded Stik’s project in Dulwich on 2012 which first introduced the concept of reinterpreting classical works from Dulwich Picture Gallery around the streets of Dulwich. Three Dulwich Picture Gallery works that will be reinterpreted are set out below with the respective artists. We will be releasing details of all associated events around the Dulwich Street Art Festival soon.
Will be reinterpreting “Still Life with Flowers” by Van Huysum in a Stone Vase c.1720
Aims of the Festival
Speaking about the project Ingrid Beazley explains: “This event is about building bridges between contemporary street art and classical art by introducing new audiences to both genres. We hope that these sensitive and carefully thought out murals on the walls of Dulwich, referring to works in Dul- wich Picture Gallery, will inform all who view them and inspire people to enjoy both artforms”. Richard Howard-Griffin, founder of Street Art London: “Dulwich Picture Gallery was established as the first public art gallery in England in 1811, a very radical notion at the time. It is an honour for Street Art London to sustain and highlight this legacy of public art in Dulwich and England by working with the world’s top street artists to bring these amazing works outdoors to a fresh new audience.”
Will be reinterpreting “Joseph receiving Pharaoh’s Ring” by Tiepolo, Giambattista’c. 1733-3
Will be reinterpreting ‘The Judde Memorial” by the British School (1560)
The Line-up in full
Street artists participating in the festival are:
Conor Harrington (Ireland)
Thierry Noir (France)
Mad C (Germany)
Agent Provocateur (UK)
Remi Rough and System (UK)
Over the nine day festival murals and installations based on the works of masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665) and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) will go up all over Dulwich, on walls of all sizes and shapes. Some murals are going up in Dulwich as we speak so stay tuned for updates! Installation street artists Christiaan Nagel (S. Africa), Pablo Delgado (Mexico) and Ben Wilson (UK) will also be contributing their own special reinterpretations to the festival.
Many of the participating artists have also taken residence in a large house at a secret location moments away from Dulwich Picture Gallery. Here they have used the entire fabric of the building to create a unique installation of works. There have also been one or two special guests at this house already such as The Rolling People. This house will then be opened to the public for just one weekend over 17-19 May. We will be releasing further details of this exhibition over the coming week.
Here are some sneak previews into the Dulwich Street Art Festival House:
The Rolling People:
Screenprinted Poster Release
RUN has kindly created a unique very limited three layer screenrprinted poster to commemorate the Festival. These will be released by RUN and Street Art London at the Baroque the Streets Exhibition House and online at 3PM on Saturday 18 May. (2 colour A2 screenprint on 310 gsm paper, £20. Extremely limited extra colour ways and designs will also be available)
Village Underground Wall
The streets of East London will also be getting a flavour of the Baroque in the shape of May’s iteration of The Village Underground Wall. Fresh Spanish street art collective Malabrocca, which encompasses some of Spain’s best known street artists, will be reinterpreting A Castle and its Proprietors by David Teniers, the younger c. 1650 on the legendary East London wall. This will be happening as part of the Festival between 11-15 May so those in Shoreditch, keep your eyes peeled. This iteration of the Wall will continue Street Art London’s programme in collaboration with The Village Underground. This project has thus far featured the likes of Pablo Delgado, Phlegm, Kid Acne, Thierry Noir & Stik and most recently The Rolling People. You can get more details of this particular project here.
Dulwich Picture Gallery (est. 1811)
Please stay tuned for updates on The Dulwich Street Art Festival.
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