In Montreal, fifty public space activists known as ARTUNG! have successfully taken back hundreds of spaces owned by the advertising companies Pattison, CBS Outdoor and Astral Media, filling the space instead with community artwork. The Beehive Collective’s No Fences, No Borders for ARTUNG Plateau Mont-Royal, the borough where the action was staged, recently voted to [...]
The Madrid team installs MaSAT MaSAT (Madrid Street Advertising Takeover) is the third in a series of civil disobedience projects by Public Ad Campaign intent on changing our expectations of public behavior in our shared environments. Groundswell’s contribution to MaSAT Groundswell joined 105 other artists in contributing to this international effort that targeted ads in [...]
ARTUNG – Our Streets, our art, our choice! The Montreal-based ARTUNG has issued an open letter to its community and potential collaborators concerning a forthcoming public art intervention the group is organizing for later this spring. Their (slightly modified) call is reprinted below.
Dadara is an Amsterdam-based artist whose guest post on Groundswell describes Exchanghibition Bank, a guerrilla money changing booth, and Pool of Plenty, a pit of custom currency. “When Bankers get together for dinner they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money” – Oscar Wilde Do you remember the image of Scrooge [...]
Chicago’s corporate ad space was taken over last Monday by street art advocating for the care of traumatized veterans, and against their redeployment. Just Seeds teamed up with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) veterans and supporters for Operation Exposure: War is Trauma, a part of the ongoing series held by the National Veterans Art [...]