Curatorial Statement: NEON GOTHIC
For anyone who couldn’t make it to the opening, the curatorial statement from UP managing editor Emma Riva’s 2/4 show NEON GOTHIC.
Carlos Mare and Michael Walsh on Graffiti Sculpture and Making the Art of Our Time
At the Andy Warhol Museum, graffiti sculptors Michael Walsh and Carlos Mare discussed a new residency at Pittsburgh, PA’s Carrie Blast Furnaces that brings together graffiti and metalworking. What followed was a thought-provoking conversation about post-industrial graffiti and how graffiti continues to evolve with the walls around it.
Remembering Mahsa Jina Amini Around the World Through Murals for Freedom
Street art curator and muralist Cloe Hakakian has a global vision for how street art can contribute to the cause of fighting the corruption and violence in Iran in collaboration with street artists from Ashley Hodder in Pittsburgh to Ghazaleh Rastgar in Toronto to Despierto Collective in Berlin.
A Mural, a Memorial, and a Message in Sharpsburg, PA
Emma investigates a mural with a curious and moving story behind it in the post-industrial Pittsburgh suburb of Sharpsburg.