ABOUT THE PROJECT

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DT500 MAG IS A PLATFORM FOR SYMBOL MAKERS 


The project is developed and managed by two graduated Masters of Arts from the University of the Arts London: a Senior Creative Director and a Head Photographer.

ARTHUR SOPIN AND ANDREAS ROD 

Anno 02.2013 NYC

DT 500 uses a hybrid fanzine format, but it is also a Media Studio and Cultural Hub. It acts mainly as a Creative Lead and a Research of Contemporary Cultural Initiatives.


Our editorial chronology aims to portray the intimate and authentic moments of emerging and established artists, creatives, activists, and progressive thinkers, supporting the collaboration and the scene for free expression and cultural transformation.


The project shapes a historical and visionary context for expressing creative eccentricity and the significant notion of the future where self-expression and creative freedom are celebrated and actively encouraged.


DOWNTOWN 500 MAGAZINE IS FIRST INSPIRED BY THE VILLAGE EYE, A LEGENDARY FANZINE AND THE FREE CREATIVES IN NEW YORK CITY IN THE EARLY 80’S. THE CREW OF YOUNG THEN:  ALLEN GINSBERGJEAN MICHEL BASQUIATLUCY LIPPARD,  GREER LANKTON, JOSEPH NECHVATALJIM RADAKOVICHNAN GOLDINDAVID WOJNAROWICZMARIPOLCLAYTON PATTERSONJAMES ROMBERGER, AMONG OTHERS. THESE ART BRUTES CALLED THEMSELVES  #DOWNTOWN500NEWYORK ESSENTIALLY KNOWN ALSO AS NO!ART “MOVEMENT”.

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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

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