Mapping the City

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 (Jurne, Covalence, 2013)
Jurne, Covalence, 2013
 (Shepard Fairey, Berlin Tower, 2011)
Shepard Fairey, Berlin Tower, 2011
 (Chu, Buenos Aires, 1012)
Chu, Buenos Aires, 1012
 (Swoon, Bangkok (detail), 2009-2012)
Swoon, Bangkok (detail), 2009-2012
 (Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Abstract Rug Design for a Dwelling in the Plains, 2012)
Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Abstract Rug Design for a Dwelling in the Plains, 2012
 (Mike Ballard, The Ultra Poet, 2014)
Mike Ballard, The Ultra Poet, 2014
 (Augustine Kofie, Overcast Angeles, 2014)
Augustine Kofie, Overcast Angeles, 2014
 (MOMO, Tag Manhattan, 2013)
MOMO, Tag Manhattan, 2013
 (Ron English, A South American Butterfly, 2014)
Ron English, A South American Butterfly, 2014

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You don't need to walk the streets of a city to get a feel for it, and this exhibition of cartographic representations will allow you a glimpse of how more than 50 internationally recognised artists from the graffiti and street art scenes view the home towns they use as their canvas. Don't expect updated versions of Google Maps – this collection of newly commissioned and existing artworks contains some highly abstract interpretations of the traditional town map. Due to the nature of their professions the artists see (and use) urban landscapes in unusual ways, and have presented their subjective surveys using digital technologies, illustration, sculpture, paintings, video presentations and even performances. A very contemporary way to peek through the keyhole of other peoples' cities.


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