ABOUT THE PROJECT

 

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DT500 MAG IS A POST-CONCEPTUAL PUBLIC PORTRAITURE

The project is founded and run by artists

ARTHUR SOPIN AND ANDREAS ROD 

Anno 02.2013 NYC

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DT500 MAG is a Fanzine, also an artisan hybrid-studio, creative space and public portraiture. The purpose of our editorial program is to provide emerging and established artists, creatives, designers and progressive thinkers a scene for free expression, a club to meet and recognize other creative individuals.

 

DT500 MAG has a current residency at Stoke Newington, N16 7LF, London

 

DT500 MAG is about the intimate stories of uncertain and eccentric individuals who celebrate the collective inventiveness and freedom that the seemingly simple act of being different provides. The project shapes a historical and creative context for the experience of eccentricity and the great notion of the future where self-expression and creative freedom is not just celebrated but actively encouraged

 

We aim to converge the dichotomies, divergences, and differences that persist, and celebrate our multifaceted diversity under one metamodernist narrative – a metaphorical collage of experiences and stimuli that explores the liminality of personality, queerness, and identity

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DOWNTOWN 500 MAGAZINE IS FIRSTLY INSPIRED BY THE VILLAGE EYE A FANZINE AND THE FREE CREATIVES IN NEW YORK CITY IN THE EARLY 80’S. THE CREW  OF YOUNG  THEN:  JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT, LOU REEDGREER LANKTON, JOSEPH NECHVATAL,  JIM RADAKOVICH, NAN GOLDIN, DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, MARIPOL, CLAYTON PATTERSON, JAMES ROMBERGER AMONG OTHERS. THESE ART BRUTIES  CALLED THEMSELVES  #DOWNTOWN500NEWYORK

 

DT 500 MAG IS A FINALIST AT DYSPLA INTERNATIONAL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL AND HAVE A RESIDENCY AND EXHIBITION AT BY OTHER MEANS GALLERY  WINTER -SPRING 2018 AND THE XIITH FLORENCE BIENNALE 2019

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