Reclaiming Spaces to Spark Imaginations: An Encounter with Radical Playground
Noah examines how one European art collective is bringing a whimsical revolution to the streets of Lisbon, Genova, Bruxelles, and more: Meet Antoine Caramalli’s Radical Playground.
Early Riser’s New York
Early Riser has cemented herself as a dynamic multimedia artist whose wide oeuvre spans from impassioned politics to heartfelt pet portraits. Emma, a fellow native New Yorker, spoke to her about her origins as a printmaker and how a mural of Prince led her into street art.
The History of Western Art As An Ideological Endeavor
Western Art has always been driven by the dominant ideology and philosophy of the time, which has always been changing. With the coming of globalization and more inclusive and cosmopolitan, global perspectives, are we at the point of the end of Western Art? What were the merits and the flaws of Western Art and its ideology?
Mr. Myl: Inspiring Havana
In May 2020 a large intervention by Mr. Myl appeared high above the streets of Havana. The image of a young boy with his face covered by a bandana and the word Coraje in large bold letters. Two months into the Covid-19 pandemic this was a message for all Cubans, for all people. A year later, when Cubans took to the streets in a historical demonstration of discontent, Coraje was demonstrated in a manner that has not been seen in decades.
Press Release: UP MAGAZINE ISSUE 4 RELEASE PARTY
Join us on Saturday 7/31 at One Art Space 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 celebrate.
FNNCH & THE ADVENTURES AND PERILS OF A HONEY BEAR HUNT
One would think a Honey Bear, resembling the classic plastic squeezable honey container with a spout cap lid one finds in any grocery store, would be anything but controversial, but artist Fnnch recently found his work at the center of an outcry. Discover the triumphs and confrontations of an artist and his Honey Bear in the streets of San Francisco during the time of Covid.
Weaponization of Coby Kennedy’s Parallel Consequential World: Jimmy Crow and the Imaginary Thug
Coby Kennedy’s Jimmy Crow and the Imaginary Thug, on view at Superchief Gallery NY, takes the tenets of Afrofuturism to its most imaginative and sublime extreme through Kennedy’s parallel world. Kennedy makes clear that continually residing in our current racist society leads to the need for a violent and complete revolution.
Black Lives Matter Resource List
The UP Mag Staff compiles a list of resources to support the Black Lives Matter movement.