• NOT MURALS
  • we are THE WORK IN PROGRESS
    EMAIL tothewip@gmail.com
    SEE ALSO http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/projects/the-street/reclaim-the-mural

    article from cabinet mag, by owen hatherly - not sure if possible to read on blog - just trying

    RAY WALKER - wikipedia

    Link to images of Bow Common Lane Mural - not there anymore

    LINK to LONDON MURAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY

    MURAL MAKER DESMOND ROCHFORT

    Francis Alys questions from wall

    Can an artistic intervention truly bring about an unforeseen way of thinking, or is it more of a matter of creating a sensation of ‘meaninglessness’ that shows the absurdity of the situation?

    Can an artistic intervention translate social tensions into narratives that intervene in the imaginary landscape of a place?

    Can an absurd act provoke a transgression that makes you abandon the standard assumptions on the sources of conflict?

    Can those kinds of artistic acts bring about the possibility of change?

    In any case, how can art remain politically significant without assuming a doctrinal standpoint or aspiring to become social activism?

    postwar murals database

    List put together by Lynn Pearson, architectural historian, who has also written a field guide to postwar murals. http://www.lynnpearson.co.uk/

    Database KEY:Materials abbreviations: A ciment fondu, B brick, C concrete, E embroidery/leather, F fibreglass, G glass, H tapestry, I photograph, J collage, K metal, L plaster, M mosaic, O plastic/formica, P painted, Q paper, R resin, S stone, T ceramic tile/faience/terracotta, V vitreous enamel, W wood, Z terrazzo. Final column, d = demolished, e = extant, u = unknown. Please report any errors to lynnpearson2@btinternet.com

    Robert Irwin - Being and Circumstance 1985

    Robert Irwin essay 1985 found in Situation ed Claire Doherty

    See Emma for photocopy (thanks to Leanne Turvey for the photocopy and lead) 

    Breaks down public art into 4 areas

    Site Dominant, Site Adjusted, Site Specific and Site conditioned/determined. 

    Puts murals in Site Dominant. 

    This is a link to the WALL OF RESPECT

    Mano Ybarra JR

    Mano Ybarra Jr. Runs “slanguage” in Wilmington with wife Karla Diaz. Artist that makes murals and might let us stay in LA