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Here are some photos from the Open City opening @ Eyebeam in NYC, the show runs from March 1st to April 7th. If you’re in the NY area check it out, it’s a fantastic collection.

Presented by Eyebeam, Open City: Tools for Public Action is an exhibition documenting the ingenuity of graffiti writers, artists, protesters, pranksters and hackers reclaiming the public realm. By presenting the artifacts and tools of the artists, the exhibition offers a deeper look at the means and motivations of urban action and creativity. Open City hopes to inspire its audience to make their own tools for public action. To encourage community participation, a series of screenings, presentations and workshops exploring tool building, tactics and approaches to communication by any means necessary will occur at Eyebeam throughout the month-long exhibition. Among the means and materials presented will be: paint, tape, stencils, digital projection, large-scale public pranks, hacking urban infrastructure, homemade markers and ink recipes, lasers, etch, the internet, social engineering and activist robots.

Featured Artists include:

  • Aram Bartholl (Berlin)
  • BORF (Washington D.C.)
  • Graffiti Research Lab (NYC)
  • Institute for Applied Autonomy (USA):
  • Improv Everywhere (NYC)
  • Mark Jenkins (Washington D.C.)
  • KR (NYC)
  • Object Orange (Detroit)
  • Leon Reid (NYC)
  • Matthias Wermke (Berlin)
  • Krzysztof Wodiczko (PL/NYC)

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