In Dresden, Germany MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET just opened its doors october, 1st, 2016. A big artshow with works by HERAKUT, RON ENGLISH, TRULY, MADC, DAZE, MARTHA COOPER, TRISTAN EATON, LEON KEER, ROA, BORDALO II, BENUZ, DAN WITZ and many more on display. The name of the show was given because of the exhibition floor plans, building a model city painted by the artists surrounded by installations and sculptures. The exhibition is curated by Carlo McCormick and co-curated by Ethel Seno and Leon Keer, who involved many of his 3D artist collegues doing anamorphic art as main focus of the show. Magic City also offers a cinema curated by the New York based Blog BROOKLYN STREET ART showing short movies by SELINA MILES, VERMIBUS and many more.
The city has a town hall, a graffiti gallery, a grand plaza, a red light district created by AIKO and it features a lot of interesting little details such as story telling phone cells.
The show is open till January 2017 and will within the next 5 years move to different other cities in germany and europe. Next stop is Munich opening March 2017 the organizer says.
Two weeks ago a web series entitled MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET went online claiming to feature more or less all artists work involved in the show. Starting with Episode 01 and the mexican 3D artist JUANDRES VERA, who explains his idea behind the artwork “The Mind is the Beast – Me,myself and I”. In episode 02 the italian art collective TRULY is talking about their big yellow 3D griffin painted and TRISTAN EATON is featured with his beautiful mural ‘LET LOOSE THE DOVES OF WAR’.
We will post more content of the show as soon new episodes of the web series are available.
MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET | Episode #01 – JUANDRES VERA (MEX)
For our web series MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET we have talked to most of the invited Artists while working at Magic City. In the episodes you can watch the artists work in progress and listen to what they have to say about the magic city and their ideas behind the artworks created. In this first part the mexican 3D artist Juandres Vera talking about his anamorphic mural entitled “The Mind is the Beast – Me,myself and I”.
MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET | Episode #02 – TRULY DESIGN (ITA)
For the second episode of our new web series MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET we have talked to the street art collective Truly Design. In the video you will learn more about the idea behind the big yellow anamorph creature called griffi, painted by the italian artists in the Blind Alley at Magic City.
MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET | Episode #03 – TRISTAN EATON (USA)
For the third episode of our new web series MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET we have talked to the street artist Tristan Eaton about his Mural entitled ‘LET LOOSE THE DOVES OF WAR’ painted at Magic City. In the video you can see the work in progress and the artist talking about the idea behind this wonderful piece of art now on display at Magic City´s Grand Plaza right next to Olek´s Carousel.