Category Archives: Exhibitions & Events

Has anyone seen Såg 45?

Has anyone seen Såg 45? Trailer for exhibition in Stockholm, Sweden.

Saturday 28.03.20, 5 pm – 9 pm, Slathusområdet.

I sit in the back seat of the Såg’s old Volvo. This is the first time I’ve really met him. Before that, we have only greeted quickly a few times. It’s fun for me because I’ve been curious about the new generation of graffiti painters from Umeå. I saw traces of him as I cycled around Västerslätt, Umeå’s most beautiful industrial area. It struck me that it is an odd name he chose.

We are now on our way out to look for a surveillance camera at a train stand. Sågen is convinced that it sits on a specific pole in the corner of one of the train halls. It should apparently be small, black and it should flash a red light. We squeeze through bushes and snows, wherever we go there is no reason to be if you are not interested in painting the subway. Sågen moves accustomed and keeps away branches that run the risk of whipping me in the face. When we have arrived he points out the pole where the camera would have been located but notes that the camera is not there any more.

“But”, I say, “there are two other cameras sitting in the same direction.”

“So they”, he says, “no, they don’t work”.

“How do you know that?” I ask.

“We have passed them a lot of times and nothing ever happens.” Såg responds as if it were the most obvious thing in the whole world.

I stand there thinking how fun the graffiti culture is, how to interpret, speculate, guess and try to understand things you have no idea just to give yourself the feeling of control.

– Akay 2020

SABE – Still Around: Book Release & Exhibition

SABE – Still Around, is our most ambitious book project so far, 260 pages, over 500 photos with wild style, throw-ups, trains, tags by the legendary style writer SABE. Join us for the book release and exhibition in both Copenhagen and Stockholm, more info down.

COPENHAGEN RELEASE (LE FIX)
Saturday, June 10th, 16:00 – 19:00, Kronprinsensgade 9 FB Event: Facebook.com/1932205683727830

STOCKHOLM RELEASE (HL GALLERY)
Saturday, June 17th, 16:00 – 19:00, S:t Eriksgatan 64 FB
Event: Facebook.com/events/133033337261083

The book is now available for presale, all books sold through the presale will be signed by SABE, check the preview and order your copy here: www.spraydaily.com/shop

MU #Viralvandals

In forty years, graffiti has grown from a local New York subculture into a worldwide phenomenon with its own heroes and business models. Embraced as urban decoration or buffed by all means, graffiti has escaped a slow death, mainly thanks to the internet. Actions in the real world are increasingly carried out and documented with their digital distribution in mind, leading to refreshing self-reflection and an emphasis on the performative nature of writing.

Don’t tell the taggers, but graffiti has evolved into a mature, varied artform that doesn’t shy away from difficult themes and that combines resistance against repression with a contagious hacker mentality. Meanwhile, the kick of illegality continues to be an important motivation, inextricably linked to kudos and street credibility.??

With #ViralVandals MU presents an exhibition about the second life of graffiti. Going virtually viral will replace the street in the quest for even greater visibility. New forms of expression emerge and the DNA of the scene changes irreversibly. A monument to the international, online graffiti community—young creators and global icons—in Eindhoven.

Participants:
4608 & Fabian Sigurd, Boyscout, Brad Downey, Eewan, Good Guy Boris, Loiq, Mobstr, MOSES&TAPS™, MVIN, Nawas, Nug & Pike, Rage, Sauli Sirviö, TOY Crew, Utah & Ether, Veli & Amos, Zelle Asphaltkultur
Co-curators: Jasper van Es & Good Guy Boris