PRESS RELEASE: UP MAGAZINE ISSUE 4 RELEASE PARTY
WHO: UP Mag staff and featured artists. Contact @up__mag on Instagram
WHERE: Release party at One Art Space, 23 Warren Street, New York NY 10007 (between Murray and Chambers). Afterparty at Sour Mouse, 110 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002 (between Essex and Ludlow)
WHEN: Saturday, July 31st 4 – 9 PM. Afterparty starts 10 PM
Everything is political, whether we like it or not. From the coronavirus vaccine to climate change, every facet of contemporary life is wrapped up in politics and this past year has only exposed it. How can we make sense of a world where more than ever the political is personal and everything is politicized? UP is proud to present our fourth print issue, POLITICS, where our writers deal with those questions. Art, and particularly public art like street and graffiti, is uniquely equipped to express complicated political ideas in a way that transcends the limitations of language. We’re pumped to be able to share this issue with you and continue with our mission of producing quality art journalism that makes you think and makes you feel.
Join us on Saturday 7/31 at One Art Space (23 Warren St) to celebrate the release of our fourth issue. The release party is an opportunity to toast to street art, pick our contributors’ brains about their writing, and get to see each other face-to-face after a year of not being able to party. We’ll start the festivities at 4 PM, carry on at OneArt Space until 9, and then head over to Lower East Side bar and frequent art battle site Sour Mouse (110 Delancey St) for an afterparty starting at 10PM and going as late into the night as we can keep the energy.
ISSUE 4: POLITICS features:
“INDECLINE & The Spectacle of Revolution” by Vittoria Benzine
“Artivism for the Environment” by Tyler Bruett
“American Buffalo: ZOOK” by Brian Bloss
“The Resilient Ones: Bianca Romero” by Ana Candela
“Big Question” by Claire Carvounis
“Talking Shop on the Block: A Q&A with Vince Ballentine” by Noah Daly
“A History of Feminist Street Art” by Christina Elia
“From Detroit to SoHo: The Rise of Konstance Patton” by Jeanelle Folkes
“2020: Pandemics, Elections, and Artists” by Emma Jones (Emma Riva)
“AL DIAZ: 4 THE CREATIVELY DEFIANT” by Kurt McVey
“Dear My Fellow Americans” by Trace Miller
“Animals, Boarded Windows, and Colombia: The ABCs of Calicho” and “Political Graffiti in São Paulo” by Caitlin Sowers
“The Writing on the Wall: Censorship in Hong Kong” by Griffin Suber
ISSUE 4: POLITICS was made possible by our sponsors Paint the Town Podcast, Go Spray Paint, Art Closet Gallery, ThirdRail, Beer Canvas, Bushwick Daily, Classy Screens, Getty Publications, Deep Space Gallery, Queen of Hearts, Pollinate Arts, Nonstoppins, JMAC Worcester, LAME Mag, and Sinclair the Vandal.
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