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Broken Fingaz in Amsterdam

Haifa-based and internationally acclaimed psych-pop and street art collective Broken Fingaz visited Amsterdam for a two-week project presented by Stichting MADE CREATIVE in association with Battalion and Andenken Gallery. Painting since 2001, Broken Fingaz are credited with being one of Israel’s first graffiti crews and are pioneers for the kind of work they do.

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The crew spent five days painting a large-scale mural. Evoking a play on the colours of the Dutch flag, the mural is meant to be a partial allusion to their time spent in the Netherlands and their travels to and from the city. The mural is located at TT Melaniaweg 12, 1033 ST Amsterdam (NDSM).

A stop-motion animation of the mural being painted at NDSM was screened outdoors in the Westergasfabriek the evening following the exhibition and released over the internet.

Broken Fingaz – Amsterdam 2013 from MADE CREATIVE on Vimeo.

Broken Fingaz spent a week in studio preparing for an exhibition of all new works at Battalion in the Westergasfabriek of Amsterdam.

 During the week the crew met with a group of Amsterdam youth to show and describe how they collaboratively create their large-scale murals and build a gallery exhibition, treating the kids to a drawing and sticker-making workshop.

 Later in the week they also met with a group of local street artists and street art gallerists for a studio visit and question and answer session about their practice and their experience of painting both for urban and gallery contexts.

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Their exhibition of all new works opened at Battalion (Pazzanistraat 17, 1014 DB, Amsterdam) on Friday 6th and runs to September 19th. Each artist exhibited a series of works, but as a crew collectively transformed the gallery space into a group creation with wall murals. Ghostown crew was also on site with a pop-up shop of merchandise created by Broken Fingaz artists.

The artwork will also be available for viewing and purchase on the Broken Fingaz tictail.

If you’re in Amsterdam,  there is an exclusive and limited edition print release on StreetArt.nl that opens to the public on Wednesday, September 18th at 21:00.

This project is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) and KUNSTENISRAËL.

 

 

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