2017 | Urban Divinity
In 2017, we exceeded the number of artists present at our past festivals, hosting 10 different artists from Latin America as well as from Austria.
Again, we collaborated with a number of districts, focusing also on expanding into outer districts. Again, we brought a splash of colourful life to Vienna.
- We collaborated with MuseumsQuartier and Jan Arnold Gallery and created a print exhibition on our opening night
- We organised a Calle Libre opening night at MQ with a live painting performance by Martyn Mills and an art performance by Nyxxx
- We organised a closing Block Party at Emil Maurer Park with music, more live painting and live spraying
- We screened the “The Deepest Depth of the Burrow” in collaboration with Rabbit Eye Movement and Frameout Festival
2016 | Urban Memorial
In 2016, we reached further than we did in the past years. The success of the first two Calle Libre festivals inspired us to get more visible and bigger walls for the third edition.
The goal was that of creating long-lasting artworks that can be seen by a wider audience. We worked together with the Vienna’s City Administration and the various District Mayors to get access to some of the sexiest walls around town.
We took it from the walls to the canvas:
- We collaborated with Jan Arnold Gallery and created an exhibition
- We presented different artists’ canvases, sculptured and drawings
- We offered the public a new perspective of the artistic process off the streets
THE ART MET THE PUBLIC
- We organized a big closing party.
- We offered street-food by Foodora, an independent designers’ market, live performances and an after-party.
- We had over 5,000 attendees and doubled our visitors’ numbers from the first Calle Libre.
- We had great media traction: over 20 articles on newspapers and magazines, mentions on national television and radio channels, as well as blog and website referrals.
2015 | Urban Mosaic
The goal of the second Calle Libre was to redesign even bigger walls and gain access to the inner city districts where the murals could be witnessed by a wider audience.
We improved accessibility of the artworks by having the artists paint them them all within walking distance from one another. We took over spots ranging from kid’s parks to building facades. The kids were some of our best audience members, talking to the artists and interacting with the art.
- In cooperation with Frame Out Festival, we had an open air screening of the “Calle Libre” documentary
- We raised awareness about Latin American Street Art
2014 | Urban Myths
During the festival's first edition, we worked with different cultural institutions on the banks of the Danube Canal, one of the most famous graffiti hotspot in Vienna. Together with FLEX, DAS WERK, GRELLE FORELLE, TEL AVIV BEACH CLUB and BADESCHIFF we curated several walls and established an artistic dialogue between Vienna’s public and both national and international artists.
We also curated an exhibition of over 50 artists which focused on Latin American Street Art and Graffiti in the auditorium of the Academy of fine arts in Vienna.
- Location: Ottensheim (Upper Austria)
- Creation of a joint mural by AKUMA & Wake on the Danube riverside