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Vandalog, Brooklyn Street Art & the Long Island Pulse release analysis of Concrete To Data

Amid many other press release regurgitation and hype stirring blips, Vandalog, Brooklyn Street Art & The Long Island Pulse have put out thought provoking reviews of the exhibition, Concrete To Data.

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From New Yawk City Walls to virtual reality


Concrete to Data

This weekend, a particularly forward-thinking yet historically mindful street and graffiti exhibition opens at Long Island University. CONCRETE To DATA, curated by Ryan Seslow, explores the history of street art and graffiti from golden age of NYC subway graffiti through to the emerging potential for digital public art in forms such as virtual reality environments and animated GIFs.

CONCRETE To DATA includes work by many Vandalog contributors and friends including Caroline Caldwell,Gaiaekg, and Yoav Litvin. Seslow also included my book Viral Art and our collaborative project Encrypted Fills in the exhibition. On some level, CONCRETE To DATA feels like vindication and the physical manifestation of Viral Art, albeit through the eyes of another curator. Seslow and I both have a deep love for early street art and graffiti, as well as a belief that some contemporary digital art is created and disseminated in that same spirit.

In a fitting coincidence, the exhibition takes place at the Steinberg Museum of Art at Long Island University in Brookville, NY and will run during the 10-year anniversary of Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls, an exhibition curated by John Fekner that took place in the same space in 2005. Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls was actually conceptually similar to CONCRETE To DATA, not just another street art exhibition in the same space. Ahead of his time as always, Fekner included digital works in Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls and arguably even hints at the possibility of viral art in the exhibition’s curatorial essay. A decade later and the world predicted in Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls has come to fruition, and artists are creating new works for a new world, as seen in CONCRETE To DATA. In this way, Seslow provides an important and expansive update to his friend Fekner’s exhibition.

But CONCRETE to DATA is more than an exhibition to promote digital media as a route for contemporary street art and graffiti. It’s also an exhibition that attempts to capture, again much like Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls, the most interesting elements of the contemporary streetscape in NYC and place those in a historical context alongside the best of previous generations. There’s work from Adam VOIDSwoon, Gaia, Fekner, Cash4, and many others. So, there are visuals to enjoy too.

Adam VOID's installation at CONCRETE to DATA

Adam VOID’s installation at CONCRETE to DATA

CONCRETE to DATA opens on Friday, February 6th from 6-9pm and runs through March 21st. Learn more here. I’ll be missing the opening because I’ll be at Sam Heimer‘s Why Are You Here?, opening that same night at LMNL Gallery in Philadelphia, but I’m really looking forwarding to checking out CONCRETE to DATA in person soon.

The Long Island Pulse

The Writing on the Wall

Graffiti expands its voice and reach at CW Post

Author: Drew Moss

... The culturally conscious works of Adam VOID and EKG speak directly to the unrest that pervades our city, our country, our world. Both artists dig in with a sense of anger, irreverence and disillusionment, and both evoke the pre-hip hop literacy of Jean-Michel Basquiat and in some sense, the sardonic toughness of rappers Nas and Mos Def. VOID’s depiction of New York City entitled “New York is Nothing” turns The New York Times in on itself and reads like a subway map to disenchantment. At the end of the line he warns us to “Abandon Ship!” because this apple, in his view, is rotting.


Adam VOID, “History of the World.”

EKG’s “Voice of Dissent” also recalls Basquiat’s fractured, postmodernist, Post-It sensibility, hacking out notes of desperation and angst. His scratch-off scrawl on murals depicts a world of minimalist sci-fi that gives life to the blips and squeaks of a short-circuited collective consciousness. When he writes across his mural, “heartbeat of the city, pulse of the populace, voice of dissent,” we see that voice manifest in deep-red chicken scratch. It is urgent, brimming with dark humor and threatens to overflow into violence. It all somehow reeks of legitimacy. The casual consensus is that graffiti is unsophisticated vandalism—an outgrowth of misguided anger and boredom. In pulling these divergent artists together on various fronts, Seslow’s curation brings graffiti, and the artists who create it, out of the shadows and into the light. “I love to bring awareness to each person’s creative potential,” said Seslow. “Self-expression is our birthright. We all have it, and I believe it’s part of our life’s mission to find it and engage it.” -

Brooklyn Street Art


Curator and artist Ryan Seslow has pulled off an overview of art on the streets and the practices employed, minus the drama. So much discussion of graffiti, Street Art, and public art practice can concentrate on lore and turf war, intersections with illegality, the nature of the “scene”, shades of xenophobia and class structures; all crucial for one’s understanding from a sociological/anthropological perspective.

“Concrete to Data”, opening this week at the Steinberg Museum of Art on Long Island, gives more of the spotlight to the historical methods and media that are used to disseminate a message, attempting to forecast about future ways of communicating that may effectively bridge the gap between the physical and the virtual.

Seslow has assembled an impressive cross section of artists, practitioners, photographers, academics, theorists, and street culture observers over a five-decade span. Rather than overreaching to exhaustion, it can give a representative overview of how each are adding to this conversation, quickly presenting this genre’s complexity by primarily discussing its methods alone.

Here is a sneak peek of the the concrete (now transmitted digitally); a few of the pieces for the group exhibition that have gone up in the last week in the museum as the show is being installed.


John Fekner. Detail of his stencils in place and ready to be sprayed on. Concrete To Data. Steinberg Museum of Art. LIU (photo © Jaime Rojo)


Henry Chalfant. Detail. Concrete To Data. Steinberg Museum of Art. LIU (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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February 12 – February 15 * Let’s Get Xeroxing * Book and Job Gallery * San Francisco, CA

tumblr_njo2160ipm1r5o8i8o2_1280tumblr_njo2160ipm1r5o8i8o3_1280If you are in the SF area, come out to Book and Job Gallery this weekend to see Let's Get Xeroxing from Michael Jang & The Photocopy Club. It features two 18" x 24" xerox prints of Adam's Fuji Instax 210 Instant Photography, as well as copies of the In Case Of... mini-zine from Sarz TKG & Adam Void.

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January 31 – February 1 * Postcards from the Edge * Luhring Augustine * Manhattan, NY


We are proud to support Visual Aids for the Fifth year in a row. Come down and find a new styrofoam block print from Adam Void, along with work from many great artists.

Known within the art world as the most exciting and affordable way to add to a collection, Postcards From the Edge offers a unique opportunity for buyers to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork for less than a round of cocktails. Each artist only signs the back of the work, and their name is revealed after purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by an internationally famous artist, or someone new to the art scene. Either way everyone adds a new treasure to their collection, while feeling good about supporting an important cause.


• Saturday January 31, 2015 from 10am - 6pm

• Sunday February 1, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm

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January 26th – March 21st * Concrete to Data * Steinberg Museum of Art * Brookville, NY


The emphasis of this exhibition will celebrate techniques, styles and methods of generating street art and graffiti as the movements have transcended from the 1970’s through today’s new media technologies. The works range from ephemeral on site murals to site specific arrangements and installations. Techniques with aerosol paint, stencil, brush application, paste-ups, assemblage, sculpture, screen-printing, photography, video art, GIF animations, virtual reality and internet technologies are represented. The works will be installed and composed simultaneously into the museum’s indoor space. An outdoor installation will run during the show’s duration as well as an ongoing digital platform accessible via an internet connection.

Featuring work from:  General Howe – CAKE – Leon Reid IV – Chris Stain – Abe Lincoln Jr. – Luna Park – RJ Rushmore – Martha Cooper – John Fekner – Don Leicht – Ryan Seslow – Herb Smith – Henry Chalfant – Monique Spier – Chris RWK – Lady Pink – GAIA – Swoon – SEBS – Jaime Rojo – Jilly Ballistic – Col Wallnuts – Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter – Hrag Vartanian – Billy Mode – Inspire 1 – Yoav Litvin – Katie Yamasaki – Garrison Buxton – Joe Iurato – Adam VOID – Caroline Caldwell – EKG & Cash4 – EKG – Scott Tongue – Daniel Feral – Encrypted Fills

CONCRETE to DATA will be exhibited at the Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY January 26th 2015 – March 21st 2015.

Curated by Ryan Seslow

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December 13 * Holiday Office Bash * Meadows of Dan * Carrboro, NC

imagesAdam Void will be performing noise blasts at a secret lair, deep in the deer-spotted woodlands of Carrboro, NC.

along with...

rare USA performance by Australian resident
anthropocosmic explorations
releases on Space Idea Tapes & Hot Releases
cracked casio
spacesuit filling up with water
nearing academia
plus maybe Cactus ???

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December 13 * Holiday Group Show * Scumbags and Superstars * Brooklyn, NY

scumVery excited that Adam Void was included in this year's Scumbags and Superstars Holiday Group Show. Check out the website if you are not familiar with the freak-out artist apparel shop.

Artists include, Chip7, Erik Jacobus, Gunsho, Amanda Wong, Keith Kaves, Justin Angelo, Dark Clouds, Droid, Abandoned Fetus, Napkin Killer, Ben Lande, ScareCrowOven, Don Pablo Pedro, Chris RWK, Remi Gil, Conrad Carlson, Wizard Skull, Raz, Corpse Collision, Baghead, Kaput, Wolftits, Smurfo, Adam Void, and Jah Jah.

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Bushwick Brooklyn

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Doomed Calendar 2015 * Doomed Gallery * Dalston, London, UK


Featuring:  Dugalo Etheredge, Adam Void, William Douglas, Mike Crawford, Karen Isaac, Peter Ryrder, Alexandra Hoehn, Youzi Laurie Mercer, Rafael Fuchs, David Newby, Bruno Lourenco, & Matthijs Diederiks

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December 5 * Clothesline Benefit Art Sale * ABC No Rio * Manhattan, NY

clothesline_14-thumbOn December 5th ABC No Rio will reprise its Clothesline Benefit Art Sale.

As in years past, all work will be presented on clotheslines strung through No Rio's gallery space, and will be unframed, two-dimensional work no larger than 11" X 17".

Affordable works on paper $25 - $50. Proceeds benefit the ABC No Rio Building Fund.

Affordable works on paper: $25 - $50
Past Clothesline Benefit Art Sales were lots of fun, with many surprising things hanging on th

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November 8 * Another Group Show * 17 Frost * Brooklyn, NY

another group showIf you are in Brooklyn this weekend, go out to 17 Frost St. to see Another Group Show. But don't let the name fool you, this is not just another group show. Cassius Fouler's 99 Beers on the Wall will be on display along with works curated by Cassius Fouler and EKG Labs.

Art from Skewville, Darkclouds, Nohj Coley, Trap IF, Amanda Wong, Charlie Ahearn, Giles Thompson, Fresh Paint NYC, Gabriel Specter, Sweet Tooth, Aakash Nihalani, James Wrona, Stikman, Andrew Ohanesian, UFO 907, Droid 907, Judith Supine, EKG Labs, Luna Park, Adam Void, Don Pablo Pedro, Xavier Veal, Paul Insect, and Waylon Tait.

This Shit is Real. Be There.

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October 5 – January 11 * A Nous York, Waz Here * Maison Folie Wazemmes * Lille, FR


Curated by Najib Ben Bella, and Fabien Mikostic Swyngedauw.

With art from: Futura 2000, Ernie Paniccioli, Aurel, Doctor Colors, 4Letters, Isham, Jiem, John Fekner, The Yeah Prod!, Louis Mendes, Object Vagabond, Adam Void, EKG Labs, Carnage NYC, Rat Milk, Etch-A-Sketch, Droid907 and more.

From October to January,the exhibition, A Nous York, will take place in two venues. Photographs, graffiti and abstract installations from New York artists will paint a portrait of hip-hop in the Big Apple.
Part. 1: Futura 2000 & Ernie Paniccioli
The new show at Folie Moulins is reminiscent of the galleries in the wide open spaces of Chelsea. Two legendary artists to inaugurate: Futura 2000 leader of abstract graffiti and Ernie Paniccioli iconic photographer of hip-hop culture.
Part. 2: "Waz Here"
Drawing inspiration from the creative energy of New York, actors from the local graffiti scene invest Folie Wazemmes. Tags, stickers, collage, stencil, photography, installations, zines ... make quilts in a unique stage design, reinterpreting universe street and New York workshops. More than just a reflection of the city, A Nous York offers a portrait of the urban culture and those who live it.
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