ABOUT THE PROJECT

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DT500 MAG IS A POST-CONCEPTUAL PUBLIC PORTRAITURE

The project is founded and run by a Creative Director and Photographer:

ARTHUR SOPIN AND ANDREAS ROD 

Anno 02.2013 NYC

DT500 MAG uses a fabula along with a form of Fanzine, but it is also an Artisan Studio and mainly a Public Portraiture.

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 social transformation.

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

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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:  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

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AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS

2000 NORAD Fund Award, Norway

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 Biennale 2019, Florence, Italy

2019 For the 58th Venice Biennale at Democratic Pavillion by ODBK, Italy

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