PERSONS OF INTEREST Opens Project M/7 for Urban Nation (UN) in Berlin with 12 Brooklyn Artists, curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo.
12 important Brooklyn Street Artists will appear on the façade and in the windows of the future Urban Nation ‘Haus. Persons of Interest asks each artist to choose as subject a portrait of a German or Brooklyn figure with a German connection who has inspired him or her personally or professionally. The chosen persons, to be unveiled March 14th for UN’s Project M/7, include artists, poets, writers, a political theorist, a social activist, a civil engineer and of course a glamorous leading lady of the silver screen, among others. “The point is that Street Art often takes its inspiration from society and the street, acting as a mirror that reflects us back to ourselves. We all wanted to reflect aspects of Berlin’s rich culture back to the passersby of UN as well,” says Harrington.
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Painters, illustrators, sculptors, collagists, stencillists, paper cutters, wheat-pasters – each artist creates a portrait paying tribute to Berlin, it’s sociopolitical and creative culture, and its connection to the streets of New York. “Brooklyn and Berlin have deep roots together – artist and cultural connections that correlate with the history and language of modern graffiti, street art, and urban art,” says Steven P. Harrington, BSA Editor in Chief and co-curator of Persons of Interest. “We’ve witnessed a cross-cultural exchange with Berlin as artists and curators in the last decade and a half, and today the connections in both cities are as strong as ever”
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