Urban Nation's Project M/5, Berlin

BERLIN --- Fecal Face contributor Henrik Haven recently got some behind the scenes access to Urban Nation's Project M/5 - 4 times a year Urban Nation invites a group of internationally acclaimed artists to creatively transform the facade and windows of a prominent building in Berlin while it is undergoing change. The art created acts as a creative cocoon, a city canvas, accompanying the modifications happening inside and outside the building.

PM/5 is curated by Roland Henry and VNA Magazine and features a massive mural (and walls) by Eine and window installations by Sickboy, Nick Walker (who also painted a wall outside), Xenz (who also painted a piece inside the UN HQ), Will Barras (who also painted a piece inside the UN HQ), Mark Lyken, Pam Glew, Steff Plaetz, O TWO (who also painted a piece inside and outside of the UN HQ), SheOne and Ben Frost. 

Apart from that Urban Nation organized new outdoor walls by Above, David Walker, Klone Yourself and Don John plus indoor walls/pieces by Anders Gjennestad aka Strøk, James Bullough, 45rpm, Yohnagao, Eli Troinin and Bosoletti.

Above - BMX Ramps in SF

A couple weeks back Above was in San Francisco to paint the ramps for the Ride N' Style, a professional Fixed gear BMX contest, that went down at EMB (also known as Justin Herman Plaza). It was a quick stop and then he was off to Hong Kong for some projects. The BMX contest was held back on May 10th.


Converse Open Studio

Via Cody Hudson (Chicago) - Just got back from a fun trip to Hong Kong to work with Converse on the Open Studio project. 6 of us set up in an empty space for a week during Art Basel Hong Kong and made work while people wandered in and out checking out the work in progress. It was an interesting experience and great chance to meet and hang out with some artists. 

Thanks to Richard Colman, Mark Goss, Peter Yuill, Caratoes, Above, Jason Lam and the whole Converse crew as well as Matt, Lindsey and the whole crews from Yardbird, Ronin and Sunday’s Grocer for always hooking it up. Good times had by all. Special thanks to all the turtles i hung out with in the park next to my hotel when i couldn’t sleep and woke up at 4am every day no matter how late i went to sleep. Check out a little time lapse of the week below.