Århus Kunstbygning, Denmark
Curated by Miriam Nielsen and Toke Lykkeberg - 28th of August 2008
Icons for Now shows 10 of the most significant and innovative names on the Danish and international street art scene from the last three decades. These artists have been invited to produce work in dialogue with the city of Århus – it’s architecture and it’s inhabitants.
With the names André alias Monsieur A (FR), Blu (IT), Faust (DK), Herbert Baglione (BR), HuskMitNavn (DK), MissTic (FR), Steve Powers (US), Søren Behncke alias papfar (DK), Victor Ash (P/FR/DK) and Zevs (FR), this exhibition presents a wide selection of some of the most brilliant artists to have come from this scene.
Icons for Now will set a different framework for street artists, their audience and the city in general. Often these artists are invited indoors because they have become recognized artists. We pull them outside again. By doing this Icons for Now presents these artists in their natural environment, however natural that might be.
In a city space which is strictly administered what is needed is not more design, more signs and more billboards, but thought provoking pauses that make an impact.
Photo by Miriam Nielsen