We organized the first street art awards together with Boomerang in the Netherlands. Urban art and street art don’t bare the image it should have. They both are veritable art forms just as fine art, painting and sculpture are, since there is growing support for high profile artists such as JR and Shepherd Fairey. Urban art should be integrated more favorably into the art world. Urban artists often have strong, socially-charged, political messages, defining the essence of what art should function as, in combination with excpetional skill. Using the urban landscape as the canvas, street art is arguably the most democratic form of art. It is free to view. It is truly for everyone.
The night is fully packed. The music throughout the night is provided by Radio NoetNoet and Georgies Wuntergarten. Entertainment of the night are breakdancer Conni Trommlitz and a scratch act of DJ Toki, Skyfunker and Next Won. Fashionista’s could get there freak on during the fashion show with a model-filled catwalk with the lingerie label Double Dutch and clothing of DHM and Blazin Bel. There we’re wooden sculptures spread across the venue from Sober Collective and some “cool art” was exposed of Bustart.
Our jury consisted of:
Ben Eine (London street art legend)
Hedy D’Ancona (Former Minister of Culture Independent Art and Crafts Professional)
Annemarie de Wildt (Curator of the Amsterdam Museum)
Bert-Jan ter Braak (Chef-Art at newspaper De Telegraaf)
Ans Markus (artist)
D*face (London Street Art Legend)
For more information about the awards please visit http://www.dutchstreetartawards.nl