ArtMosphere: the first Biennial of street art started in the Russian capital

From September 6 to November 2, Moscow is littered with the sands of megacities - or rather, with images that adorn the walls and facades of houses from Berlin to New York. Installations, sculptures, fragments of graffiti - all of this was brought to the white-stone legendary street artists. Among them are Sixe, who had a hand in the painting of the London gallery Tate Modern, and Momo, who received an order for a 60-meter panel connecting the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. And on a par with the “masters” of wall art, “bombers” are invited to the Biennale - artists-illegal immigrants with cans.While St. Petersburg continues to "breathe" the European Biennale of Contemporary Art "Manifesto", Moscow for 2 months turns into a springboard for street artists from around the world: presentations, exhibitions, conferences and the birth of public art will take place in front of Muscovites. Russia is represented on the Artmosfere (do not be surprised by informal names!) Kirill Who and the nominee for the Kandinsky Prize Misha Most.

Brick canvases

Once under the "monumental painting" meant murals and mosaics. Today graffiti has been completely implanted in this genre. Those who still do not see the difference between street art and obscene fences should take a closer look at the works of the Moscow Biennale participants.It’s not for nothing that the six facades of the capital are left to the artists at the mercy. The Germans Sat One, the Italians Moneyless and 2501, the Frenchman Nicolas Baroma, the American Momo and the Dutchman Erosie, who will make children by their co-authors, will turn them into their canvases. We have to admit that in terms of street art, Moscow “lost its innocence” during last year’s festival “The Best City of the Earth”: the impersonal walls of 150 buildings acquired a “bright personality” and recognizability.

This is not Spiderman, but Momo - from October 9, the creator of such canvases on glass and concrete canvases will work under the roof of a house on Krasin Street.

Who does not risk, that is not a bomber

Philosophers of Moscow backyards, outlawed artists hide behind laconic letter combinations SAR, RNG, TMP, ISC. It would seem impossible to sharpen their objects, born in the dark of the gateways, into the walls of the museum of Moscow. But no! The curators of the Fragment exhibition prove the opposite. In contrast to eminent participants who had long been “lured” by government orders, the guys who enjoyed the street, freedom and anonymity, according to the idea of ​​the organizers of the exposition, attached canvases to the walls and illegally created a whole piece. Then the resulting "fragments" of street paintings were placed under the roof of the museum. Participants in the experiment - representatives of the Moscow underground graffiti elite, have long been creating trends and are key players in the street-art scene.Help ARTHIVA. A bomber - a graffiti-illegal, creating an image in no more than 20 minutes on objects to which it is difficult to get close (trains, on roofs of houses and under them). Bombing involves extreme - the threat of injury or fall to the police. Therefore, bombers are often limited to monochrome fonts. Reiter is an artist who creates works on the walls, either with permission or on request, since they involve the use of several colors and lengthy drawing. Now the dull Moscow autumn is definitely filled with colors. In the Museon Art Park, the Spaniard Okuda will grow a colored crystal almost two sazhen in height, art-trolley buses will run around the Garden Ring, the sides of which, instead of the usual advertisements to the eye, will be filled with artists on their minds and the top works of the festival will appear in Moscow light boxes and stops.