Posts tagged Cultural Place-making
MR. ANDRE TAKES DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

The Street-cool visual artist, entrepreneur & nightlife authority, Andre Saraiva, opened  a club no one was expecting to pop up in the neon city of Las Vegas: “The Empty Club”. This conceptual space, along with new MR. A characters all over unassuming alleyways and street corners of downtown Las Vegas, is the newest art intervention by the jet setting artist  popping up at the intersection of Fremont & 8th street just in time for the Life Is Beautiful 2018, curated by global creative house Justkids.

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BORDALO II PARODY ZOO INSTALLATION WILD WILD WASTE

Portuguese activist and ecologic  artist Artur Bordalo, known around the world as Bordalo II, has delivered his most ambitious trash animal installation to date: Wild Wild Waste.  Powered by Zappos.com, the installation debuted a 10,000 square feet world of trash on display during Life Is Beautiful Festival’s in Downtown Las Vegas, curated and produced by Justkids.

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AIR, SEA LAND - OKUDA MAKES LANDFALL IN THE BOSTON SEAPORT

Air, Sea and Land is the largest public art undertaking by world-renowned Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel. Commissioned by WS Development in partnership with global creative house and curator Justkids, this vibrant kaleidoscope of seven large-scale sculptures was, designed specifically for display within Seaport’s sweeping cityscape. The work’s eight- to 12-foot sculptures are placed at deliberate intervals on the Seaport Boulevard landscaped medians, creating a public art corridor stretching from Sleeper Street to East Service Road.

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 2018

Wrapping up the sixth edition, JUSTKIDS teamed up once again with Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival to greet attendees and the Downtown Las Vegas community with brand new multi-media art pieces from some of the most notable international artists & installation makers around the globe.

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ALEXANDRE BAVARD AT THE JUSTKIDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM IN SAN JUAN

 Global creative house JUSTKIDS hosted French artist Alexandre Bavard as the winter guest of its arts residency program in San Juan Puerto Rico. While on the island, the multidisciplinary artist developed new works spanning his Neo-archeological sculptures, print works, costumes and textiles as well as his performative practice. The culmination of these new explorations and body of work was on view during the second edition of MECA International Art Fair, celebrated November 16th till the 19th at the Ancient Spanish Navy Arsenals Museum in Old San Juan.

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THE UNEXPECTED 2018

Conceived, curated and produced by Justkids, The Unexpected project brings contemporary public art to Arkansas through immersive public art experiences that generate cultural exchange between creatives and community development. October 2018  marked the fourth edition of The Unexpected, bringing together works by Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico), Pref (London), Cody Hudson (US), Ana Maria (US),  Add Fuel (US), Yatika Fields (US), and Buffalo (US).

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TENNIS ART COURTS X US OPEN & CHASE

Justkids has teamed up with Ink and movement, & the US OPEN  to reimagine the look of public tennis courts in 5 cities across the United States. With this inspiring project  50 years of USTA are celebrated by uniting  5 cities, 5 artists & 5 National Junior Tennis & Learning organizations to artistically restore the public courts that have built US Open champions and will now change the lives of young players. 

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Wynn Las Vegas x OKUDA

After its original commission and display at Life is Beautiful Festival ,  Justkids is pleased to have aided in the acquirement, logistics, transportation, art handling and installation of "Smiling King Bear"; a pop-surreal sculpture by famed Spanish contemporary artist Okuda San Miguel. The permanent installment of this piece at Wynn Las Vegas adds a new level of modern vigor to its world-class art collection. 

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THE DIVINE SPARK THEATER BY DOZE GREEN

Legendary New York artist Doze Green introduced his metaphysical reinterpretation of life with “The Divine Sparks Project” openign July 22nd, 2017 and kicking off theweek long art programming for UNEXPECTED in Downtown Fort Smith.

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OKUDA RAISES UP UNIVERSAL CHAPEL IN DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH

Okuda created this masterful piece titled Universal Chapel during The Unexpected project of 2016, curated by Justkids. This colorful temple to human sensibility sits on 1300 Garrison Avenue, located directly across from Immaculate Conception, a historic Catholic church and ornate cathedral in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansasas.

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CRYSTAL WAGNER'S LITHOTROPH GROWS IN DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH

Lithotroph is the most ambitious public sculpture installation yet by Pennsylvania based contemporary artist Crystal Wagner. 

Her colossal piece is wrapped around the remaining facade of the historical landmark Reynolds Davis building, bringing a jolt of wonder  to the Old West urban landscape of Downtown Fort Smith. Interested in the dialog between architecture and natural forms, Wagner's Lithotroph is an pseudo-organism born of the modern world with the biological utility of an organic growth.  

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SHEPARD FAIREY, D*FACE AND FAILE TAKE OVER THE PLAZA HOTEL

Justkids takes over the three 21 story towers of the iconic Plaza Hotel & Casino as the playingfield for legendary American artists Shepard Fairey,  Faile and UK artist D*Face. Each spent a week staying and working at the Downtown hotel with their crews to bring the City of Las Vegas the 3 largest art murals ever painted in the city.

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 2017

Circled around an idea of expanding the city’s already rich street art portfolio, JustKids, in partnership with Life is Beautiful Festival, came back  with  its own  star-studded art lineup featuring artists from all around the globe.  The streets of Downtown Las Vegas have been transformed to an open-air gallery featuring the best of contemporary visual culture. 

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FELIPE PANTONE LANDMARK BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS

Throughout two editions of Life Is Beautiful festival, Felipe Pantone's arquitecturial public art has become a landmark of downtown Las Vegas, completely transforming the communities relationship with the area, which had remained obscure and neglected for decades. 

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GREEN CANDY ART ACTION

GREEN CANDY is born as an awareness campaign that responds creatively to environmental issues with Art Actions aimed to create community conversations around waste and sustainability.  Justkids has conceptualized and curated in this first edition for the city of Fayetteville, inviting local and international artists to create engaging art projects by exploring, formally and thematically, themes around human's  relationship with the environment. 

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D*FACE CREATES SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION IN DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH

JUSTKIDS developed, curated and produced D*Face's large-scale mural and massive public sculpture made of five 40 foot long wooden arrows that each weigh more than 1,000 pounds and are located now in the heart of downtown Fort Smith. 

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