2012 G40 Richmond
April 6th - May 4th With a Month Long of Events
Month Long 500+ Low Brow Art
Exhibits, Musical Performances and
Mural Project featuring 12 of the top muralists from around the globe.
Art Whino returns in 2012 for the Third edition of G40. Following the mission of G40s past, we will once again bring exposure to low brow’s many faces and, as always, present what new facets emerge within this ever growing movement. This year G40 focuses on the "Art of the Mural". In the last 5 years, there have been great bursts of street artists transforming the city’s urban fabric with large scale mural artwork. With their powerful and awe evoking size, these murals transform the landscape of the passerby and create a unique experience to each wall that was once blank and artless.
This year’s G40 will travel to Richmond, VA. and will become the inaugural opening event of the city’s soon to be announced official art district. By inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond, this project is sure to put the city on the map as a street art destination. In addition to the large scale murals, we will also present an exhibit in pop up galleries along the main street of the district. With canvas work and installations by each mural artist, these shows will offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists' work.
As in previous years, we will also present a 500+ artist exhibit that will highlight all the genres within the low brow style. This year, instead of concentrating the show in one building we will be in 6 different locations throughout the arts district with exhibits that will total over 50,000sqft. In these exhibits we will showcase all the genres within low brow, in this way highlighting the growth of the movement and the versatility of these artists. Metro Space (119 W. Broad st.) will house a group show with two floors of talented artists. 115 W. Broad St. will feature large scale installations in an industrial setting. In G40 tradition, 101 W. Broad Street will showcase room installations like the ones seen in past years' shows. Art 6, will feature a Group Show of Florida artists titled "More than Sunshine" and 202 W. Broad Street will feature works by the muralists seen throughout the city. In Gallery5 we will premiere "Weapons of Mass Change", a traveling group show to benefit humanitarian missions around the world. Each artist will be transforming weapons, once used to oppress, and re-skinning them as unique works of art in the vain of helping humanity.
All of these shows combined will activate 10 city blocks with the large scale murals, six storefronts housing the massive G40 Group show and premiering the Weapons of Mass Change traveling exhibit. In this way, the G40 Summit will leave its mark on Richmond’s Art District. This show will become a part of the city’s arts culture, which will be further established as the Mural Project becomes a yearly event for the district, creating continuity and in turn helping to solidify Richmond as a major art destination in years to come.
In addition, Art Whino will continue its work with Richmond’s art scene by joining forces with RVA Magazine to create a new quarterly publication called "WHINO". This magazine will focus on all aspects of the Low Brow culture worldwide. The premiere of the magazine will be launched during the G40 and will bring attention to the inauguration of the Art District with a month long schedule of Musical performances and events.
Calendar of Events
Month long calendar of events here
G40 500+ Art Exhibit
Click Here for Map & Hours
Weapons of Mass Change Exhibit
200 W. Marshall St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Outdoor Murals Located in Various locations
Broad St between N 3rd St and N. Henry St Click here for photos of Mural's
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Art Whino Gallery
Art Whino is a DC based art gallery whose mission is to bring together the pioneers and freshest talent from around the world. With over 1200 artists in the Art Whino arsenal, ranging from California to New York, Germany to Japan and beyond, Art Whino has become an all encompassing force in the art world. Exhibitions cover the whole spectrum of new art forms ranging from exposing emerging stencil and wheat pasting artists to showcasing the most skilled leaders of many different genres.
RVA Magazine - OFFICIAL MEDIAL PARTNER
From day one (April 2005) we set out to lend voice to a subdued creative class of Richmond. RVA has succeeded in creating a brand that searches out the best artists, ideas, events, bands, photographers and culture-jammers Richmond has to offer and gives them a platform for exhibition that "gets" them.
Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steelmaking. --Richard Florida, economist and author. In a city best known for it's role in the Civil War (insert eye-rolling here,) the battle to be bigger than our past has been formidable. For generations, city leaders have banked on the faded silver of dubious honors - Capital of the Confederacy etc, and ignored the 21st (and 20th) centuries. With world-class schools such as VCU growing organically on their own record of excellence, media giants like the Martin Agency cementing their footprint in our cobblestones, and Fortune 100 companies relocating to attract the hordes of creatives emerging here, Richmond is exploding. New construction and development is rampant in heretofore decaying downtown retail and nightlife centers.http://rvamag.com/magazine
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