DT500 MAG IS A PLATFORM FOR SYMBOL MAKERS
The project is developed and run by a Creative Director and Head Photographer:
ARTHUR SOPIN AND ANDREAS ROD
Anno 02.2013 NYC
DT 500 MAG is a Mater of Arts dissertation project supported by the University of Arts London, Media and Communication, Television, and Documentary Photography Courses.
DT 500 uses new media along with a form of Fanzine, but it is also an Artisan Studio. It acts mainly as a Creative Lead and a Research of the Contemporary Cultural Initiatives.
The purpose of our editorial chronology is to portrait the intimate and true moments of emerging and established artists, creatives, activists, and progressive thinkers, supporting the scene for free expression and cultural transformation.
The project shapes a historical and visionary context for the expression of creative eccentricity and the significant notion of the future where self-expression and creative freedom is not just celebrated but actively encouraged.
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: ALLEN GINSBERG JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT, LUCY LIPPARD, GREER LANKTON, JOSEPH NECHVATAL, JIM RADAKOVICH, NAN GOLDIN, DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, MARIPOL, CLAYTON PATTERSON, JAMES ROMBERGER AMONG OTHERS. THESE ART BRUTIES CALLED THEMSELVES #DOWNTOWN500NEWYORK
AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS
2004 NISS Film Award, Oslo, Norway
2009 Cyan Analog Photography Award, Oslo, Norway
2014 KREM Norge Funded, Oslo, Norway
2016 Sommerøya, Oslo, Norway
2017 Em Re Un Gallery, Group Exhibition, UK
2017 By Other Means Open Group Exhibition, London
2017 FLUX EVENT SOLO ART TALK, London, UK
2018 By Other Means, NO IT IS NOT NOT ALWAYS Solo Exhibition, London, UK
2018 DYSPLA International Film Festival London Finalists, UK
2018 Gorilla Zoo Gallery, Modern Panic London, UK
2019 Florence Biennial 2019, Florence, Italy
2019 For the 58th Venice Biennial at Democratic Pavilion by ODBK, Italy
2020 Cyan Folio exhibition at Henie Onstad Art Center Oslo, Norway
© DT500 Magazine 02.2013 NYC