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NYC|C Billboards

25 September 2012, 23.10 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

This is what the billboards of our NYC|C project looked like in the streets of Cologne:

Left: Harold Hunter | Ollie | Photo: Giovanni Reda
Right: Harold Hunter | Skitching | Photo: Charlie Samuels

Left: Jeff Pang, Todd Jordan & Co | September 12, 2001 | Photo: Mike O’Meally
Right: Bobby Puleo | Ollie, Brooklyn, 2001 | Photo: Mike O’Meally

Ted Barrow | Pivot to Fakie, Brooklyn 2008 | Photo: Todd Jordan

Nesto Sutton | 360 Flip | Photo: Gerhard Stochl

Mark Gonzales | Kickturn, Mönchengladbach 1998 | Photo: Johannes Wohnseifer

Steve Rodriguez | Frontside Wallride | Photo: Gerhard Stochl

Qulon Douglas | Ollie, WTC 1989 | Photo: Charlie Samuels

Tony Trujillo | Jumpramp Tweaker, Brooklyn 2004 | Photo: Jonathan Mehring

For more info check out: http://nyc-cologne.com


18 September 2012, 17.43 | Posted in Uncategorized | No comments »

NYC|C is a skateboarding & architecture related exhibition in Cologne, Germany from Sept. 21.-29.:

NYC|C - Harold Hunter © Charlie Samuels

NYC|C - Harold Hunter © Charlie Samuels

As part of Plan12 architecture biennale in Cologne, Germany, artist Alexander Basile and me have organized an art initiative called NYC|C, that’s dedicated to the global influence of New York City’s skateboard culture to be held in Cologne Germany from September 21 until October 18, 2012.

Throughout the city center ten billboards will become art-locations within the public space, showing the work of photographers Todd Jordan, Jonathan Mehring, Gerhard Stochl, Mike O’Meally, Giovanni Reda and Charlie Samuels, depicting New York City’s skateboarding scene in its architectural surroundings between 1989 and 2010.

The focal point of NYC|C is Basile’s gallery SSZ SUED which will premier the exhibition “Around A Town (eine Nacherzählung)” by Johannes Wohnseifer. This selection of photographs depicts Backworlds/Forwords, a performance project conceived by Wohnseifer in collaboration with artist and skateboarder Mark Gonzales at the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany in 1998. 

As part of the exhibition, a lecture series by urban planners and researchers will the held in combination with screenings of films by RB Umali, Larry Clark, Pontus Alv and others.

Naturally, some actual skateboarding will take place as well. On September 23, Basile and Tielsch are inviting the public to a special New York City-themed version of Cologne’s annual skateboarding race at KAP686 skateplaza.

We will of course include some actual skateboarding as well. On September 23 we invite to a special New York City-themed version of Cologne’s annual skateboarding race at KAP686 skateplaza.

I’ll keep you posted!