September 18th, 2011
The ToughArtivists network selects artists from within our web who have serious stories to tell and demonstrate brave dedication towards their practice. Innovation always demands courage. You have to be tough as new ideas start small, spread from one mind to another and develop their own armies to bring them into existence.
The ToughArtivists network helps spread such ideas, acting as a platform that bounces towards a broader audience. We support diversity by nature, and belive that breakthroughs begin with creative and often unrecognized manners of expression.
The ToughArtivists Network starts on September 22nd on
May 10th, 2011
An Artfair in Munich, Stroke it is called. The fourth edition is coming up while exactly one year ago they have been already very successful in the Bavarian town. Stroke happened also in Berlin and in 2010 more than 25.000 visitors got along to see the work of 600 artists from around the globe. We talk about an event of those brothers Marco and Raiko Schwalbe who founded Stroke artfair to bring in a platform for galleries, artists and creative to present themselves in a more serious way than having an appearance part xyz on the street. It has a focus, it gives a reason to meet and yet it is all about street art, urban art and their facettes. New and fresh Stroke gathers a big load of creativity being an artfair with authentic and contemporary direction. The visitors are getting a very good overview of what is going on in this new movement bogarting more and more space in every town – on walls, shirts, billboards, commercials, retailers, galleries, legal or illegal became secondary. Nobody can ignore the power of creation within the modern life. It is not surprising that the lack of information who does what and where, how and why needed a platform. The aim is to present the work of talented people to a wider audience. As many people as possible should see creative work whether they are young guns or established superstars. The approach is to lift up the scene, new or old-school, established or mummend, professional or engaged, all have that streety appeal. Stroke is the spreadhead as an urban artfair and many people are willing to show their quirk work and direct in this show, that’s why four event days are on schedule giving the chance to discover the most. In May in Munich, end of September again in Berlin. We keep you informed.
Stroke Artfair – Munich 26. -29. May 2011
Zenith – Kulturhalle Munich, Lilienthalallee 29, 80939 Munich , Germany
September 15th, 2010
-ESCAPE THE GOLDEN CAGE
International Exhibition of Urban Art
01.10.-24.10.2010 | Vienna
| The international exhibition of urban art ESCAPE 2010
– Escape the Golden
Cage presents artists who have never before been seen in such an
extensive exhibition and will first open its doors in October 2010.
Enthralling national and international artists were invited to the
exhibition in order to display and communicate the current positions of
urban art. Above all, the intrinsic references to space and urban
settings as well as comic, pop and street art are the main focus of the
Today, street art and graffiti no longer exclusively show up in
the fabric of the public, urban space, but also appear in the
institutionalised interior space of museums and galleries. The
spontaneity and guerrilla attitude of the (often illegal) work in
outside spaces transfers to the works for the white cube, thereby
lending to an internal tension and urgency, that “established art”
sometimes lacks. Street artists and graffiti sprayers thus break out of
the art framework and bring their aesthetic and expressiveness to a new
and exciting level by means of modified media which also inspires
Artists whose origin is not found in this subculture.
ESCAPE 2010 exhibits the young art genre of urban art, which
encompasses the positions of street artists, graffiti sprayers and
artists who are inspired by these works.
Anton Unai, Asgar/Gabriel, Christian
Eisenberger, Clemens Wolf, Faith47, Jaybo aka Monk, Marco Pho Grassi,
Markus Oberndorfer, Nomad, Paul Busk, Perfektworld, Scott Malcolm
Wigglesworth, Stefan Strumbel, Stephen Tompkins, Thomas Keramik
Mock, XOOOOX, ZTY 82
August 1st, 2010
Castle Magazine takes part in in Belvedere#2 Visual Magazine + Art Book Festival in Rome 21/23 Octobre 2010!
BELVEDERE_INTERNATIONAL VISUAL MAGAZINE + ART BOOK FEFÈSTIVAL – 2nd edition Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of October IED, via Alcamo 11, Rome
The roman wonderful building of IED will house the second edition of BELVEDERE, the biennial Festival created by FEFÈ about two years ago. A festival where to talk about visual magazines, the power of images in communications, new languages. Again, it will be possible to meet the editorial staff of international magazines at work (last year the guests have been: EYEMAZING, LEMON, ROJO), flip through about a hundred titles from the best creative publishing and webzine. The new edition will also invite publishing houses of art books; conferences and meetings with experts from various fields; “TOYS?” an event linked to the new phenomena of vinyl and ceramic toys; sound design events with the music of RADIOFEFE.COM
There will be also an opening event and a final party.
An unfailing appointment for Communication and Visual Artists and professionals.
Belvedere is an idea by Luigi Vernieri, Art Director of FEFÈ Visual Magazine and Director of the IED Roman School of Visual Arts.
August 1st, 2010
Grafikdesign – Illustration – Street Art – Installation
15. – 18. September 2010
Es ist unbestritten, dass keine andere Region der Welt eine ähnliche Dichte an qualitativ hochwertigen Kreativtalenten besitzt wie die Schweiz. Artstübli ist seit 2004 dabei, diese Szene mittels einer vernetzen Plattform zu fördern und den Austausch zu pflegen. Bewährte Schweizer Urbankunst soll dem Volk mit einer erfrischenden Auswahl von etablierten Namen, wie auch stetigen Neuentdeckungen näher gebracht werden. Ins Leben gerufen im 2006 mit dem Namen «Artig» hat sich Artstübli zum Ziel gesetzt, die junge Schweizer-Kunst und deren urbanes Werkschaffen ins rechte Ausstellungslicht zu rücken. Was unbeschwert und voller Tatendrang begann, feiert heute dank der positiven Konstanz über die Jahre die fünfte Ausgabe, mit neuem Namen Artyou – Urbane Kunst Basel. Die Artyou wird auch in diesem Jahr die gewohnt qualitative Mischung der diversen urbanen Stile in einer einzigartigen Location bieten. Die 18 Künstler: Aryz, Grito & Ripo (ESP), Blackyard (BE), Reto Ehrbar & Emmanuel Denier (ZH), Rodja Galli (BE), Donovan Gregory (ZH), Marco Klefisch (ITA), Mäkka (BS), Sipho Mabona (LU), Moving Colorz (BS), Onur (SO), The Schwarzmaler (BE), SMASH137 (BS), Amadeus Waltenspühl (LU), WES21 (BE) und Stefan Winterle (GER) werden in «The Satisfactory», einer ehemaligen Maschinenfabrik mit Industriecharme, ihre Werke ausstellen. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Präsentationspartner Swatch wird die Artyou in Kombination mit Swatch MTV Playground – Livekunst- Veranstaltungen, Musik/Clubprogramm zu einer viertägigen urbanen Show verschmelzen.
July 1st, 2010
New Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Patrick Hartl (GER)
only available at Castle Online Store
July 1st, 2010
New Limited Edition Fine Art Print by Eric Joyner (US)
available at Castle Online Store
July 1st, 2010
New Limited edition Offset Print by Imaone (JP) available at Castle Online Store
July 1st, 2010
Nicholas Di Genova Shirts on sale at Castle Online Store only for 10.- euros
(while stocks last)
May 20th, 2010
The new edition of “Castlemagazine” (Issue Number 17) is ready for download! Our last issue for this year comes to you with nearly 150 pages full of creative stuff, fresh artists like Harma Heikens or the latest events like the STROKE.02 Urban Artfair in Munich - just lean back and enjoy!