Die SKALITZERS Galerie öffnet am 16.Mai mit der Ausstellung „Human Behaviour“ und neuen Arbeiten von NUG aus Schweden,mehr Informationen nach dem Jump!
NUG – Human Behaviour
Opening Saturday 12th May, 19Hr
Exhibition 16 May, 2012 – 2 June, 2012
Gallery opening hours during exhibitions:
Wednesday – Saturday 13:00 – 19:00 or by appointment
Skalitzer Str 43, Berlin – Kreuzberg
U-Bahn Gorlitzer Bahnhof
Skalitzers presents infamous Swedish artist Nug, in participation with the Month of Performance Art. Taking the energy and abstract expression of writing to new media and contexts, Nug has gained wide recognition in recent years for his graffiti-inspired actions including the controversial ‘Territorial Pissing’ in 2008. Join us with the artist for opening night of the fourth show in the ‘Fine Lines’ series, exploring the role of tagging within contemporary art.
The tag, also referred to as handstyle, urban calligraphy or ‘writing’, is a personal statement or signature: an expression of identity. The work of many artists starts and ends with the tag. For some the tag represents the basis from which they developed their style into less abstract art forms. For many of these artists tagging is a relevant part of their work, others’ entire message is contained within their tag. Reaching across culture, class and age, the tag is a global art form: a pure form of self expression and style. Originating in Philadelphia in the 1960s and New York in the early 1970s, for decades it has laid the foundation for a number of related art forms which have developed from the streets to galleries worldwide.