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CodeFC – Letters from Eelam (Sri Lanka), U.N.approved

Our friend CodeFC is a frequent visitor of South-East Asia. We’ve seen some nice works Code made in that area, but none as striking as his most recent series in Sri Lanka. I think most of you know that there has been a civil war waging in Sri Lanka between the government and the Tamil Tigers since the early 80’s. In 2009, the Tigers were defeated by the military and ever since we haven’t heard much from this region (besides the...

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  •  07.02.2012
  •  Arden

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Art History – Zilda / C215

You can’t deny that iconizing is a huge part of ‘modern’ street art. I don’t know if it’s the legacy of Andy Warhol or that it’s just the easy thing to do, but stencilling, illustrating, spray-painting and altering icons or iconic sights, symbols, photographs seems to make-up a big part of what we call street art. That is not necessarily a bad thing though, it might be a good mirror of our current civilization; Worshipping...

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  •  17.11.2011
  •  Arden

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Hipfire Friday – CFYE, Street Art & Pudding

I don’t know if I’m just getting older or that I've been sniffing too much paint fumes but the years seem to pass by very quickly since we have ve started the CFYE platform. As we speak it’s already three years ago when we started with this project, though it feels like It was only yesterday when you could find Kaymir and myself in coffee shop Siberie in Amsterdam every other afternoon. That’s where we hung out to enjoy our...

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  •  03.01.2011
  •  Arden

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Hipfire Friday: Artists are Wankers

It’s not too long ago I met ‘performance artist’ (by lack of better words) Abner Preis. We had a conversation about artists and self-promotion, but all I remembered was this one thing that Abner said to me: “Most artists are a bunch of wankers”. Like with most things I don’t understand right away, I gave it a smile and let it pass. After a few days I gave it some thought and it doomed: He’s right! you guys are a bunch...

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  •  03.11.2010
  •  Arden

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Edward Olive on the Jealousy of Pro’s

We at CFYE asked ourselves: What is a professional anyway? Especially in creative lines of work like photography. What defines someone's level of competence? We didn't go to art school so we can't lay it out in big expensive words for you, but for example: Street art doesn't know any professionals, nor amateurs. There are people that make their living with it, there are kids that do it because they don't have anything else to do. It...

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  •  17.04.2009
  •  Arden