THIS THURDAY, MAY 5: Join us for an artist talk and exclusive presentation at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York!
Founded in 2014, Calle Libre is a festival for urban aesthetics that brings together today’s contemporary forms of graffiti and other forms of street art onto curated walls throughout the city of Vienna, Austria. This year, they brought their festival to Washington, DC. In this international project, the Austrian artists Boicut and David Leitner worked with American artists Jay F. Coleman, Maria Miller and Edith Lopez-Estrada on creating a colorful mural in the heart of Dupont Circle. The goal was to promote intercultural cooperation between international street artists, and to establish a dialogue with the public.
In the framework of the artists’ US visit and bilateral exchanges, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York will host an Artist Talk providing the artists with the opportunity to share their experiences during the development process of the project to a New York audience. In addition, the artists will present selected works and projects from their respective portfolios, including Boicut´s commission from the New York City Department of Transportation’s Public Art Program to paint an asphalt pedestrian space outside of five public schools in the Bronx this spring and Calle Libre´s first NFT project “WorldWideWalls”. David Leitner will premiere his first short film “Oberserver”.
7 PM Entry
7:10 PM Boicut Presentation
7:30 PM David Leitner Presentation
7:50 PM Calle Libre Talk / NFT Launch
8:10 PM Q&A and Audience Talk
Free admission – RSVP required. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number of tickets you would like to reserve!
For more information and tickets, please visit www.calllibre.at