Weil am Rhein – «Public Provocations» opens on June 11th 2011 at Carhartt Gallery. Already in its third iteration, this year’s exhibition presents a unique cross-section of current works in Urban Art. New curator Stefan Winterle and the Carhartt Gallery Team are showing big name artists, fresh talents, an interdisciplinary cornucopia of styles and formal approaches. Parallel to Art Basel the gallery presents artists that have set benchmarks and artists poised to do so in the near future. The 12 artists will be highlighted within their individually designed spaces, creating an exciting and never before seen collective dynamic befitting their creative spirit.
In December 2006 the Carhartt Gallery opened its doors and immediately welcomed art born and popularized in cityscapes around the globe. Public spaces have long since become the forum for experimentation with colors, shapes and varied materials, a forum not only for provocation but communication. During the planning stages of the Carhartt Outlet in Weil am Rhein, Edwin Faeh, CEO Carhartt Europe, had the idea of integrating an art gallery into the space. With Faeh’s longstanding, avid interest in urban art as its basis, the mere idea quickly became a reality. Sigi von Koeding, DARE, whose work as the gallery’s curator from its inception until 2010 proved both groundbreaking and defining, presented over 60 different artists, among them godfathers such as Seen, Blek Le Rat, Mode2 and Delta within this unique context. «PUBLIC PROVOCATIONS III» presented by new curator Stefan Winterle, Francesca Fresta and Bianca Porcelli brings together an eclectic group of artists, both known and up-and-coming.
Urban Art lives through colors and its interpreters. «PUBLIC PROVOCATIONS III» shows works by living legends and young artists hailing from Russia, Europe, the United States and Latin America whose art styles range from stencils, acrylics, oil, writing and characters to architectural creations. The 12 individual artspaces of Carhartt Gallery offer ample room for all of them. El Mac (USA), Loomit (DE), Won ABC (DE), Aryz (ES) Scheme (RU), to name but a few, define styles that inspire others. The works on display suggest how a provocation can evolve – a means of expression and an art style with urban roots, both creative and authentic, that has found its way into museums. A lively and unique exhibition that can be experienced from June until October 2011 at the Carhartt Gallery
You can go further and have a look on the past two PP exhibitions as well all the art packs of the artists involved in the links below.