Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Citrus archaeology, a dive into RAMMELLZEE's wild world, Amnesty and artists explore censorship and more

1. RAMMELLZEE: It’s Not Who But What Created as part of the current exhibition, Red Bull Arts New York joined forces with director Oscar Boyson and producer Elara Pictures for a wild ride into the world of RAMMELLZEE—an icon, artist, graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer and so much more. Exploring the artist’s theatricality, myths and remarkable imagination, the video sums up the complex legend as best …

RAMMELLZEE: It’s Not Who But What

Created as part of the current exhibition, Red Bull Arts New York joined forces with director Oscar Boyson and producer Elara Pictures for a wild ride into the world of RAMMELLZEE—an icon, artist, graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer and so much more. Exploring the artist’s theatricality, myths and remarkable imagination, the video sums up the complex legend as best as a nine-minute film can. As artist …

Go “Beyond The Streets” In Los Angeles

A union of seminal graffiti artists and those they inspired

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick It’s hard to speak about Los Angeles’ “Beyond The Streets” without mentioning “Art In The Streets,” the landmark 2011 MOCA show that surveyed the world of graffiti and street art. Both incorporate big names in the game (like Retna, SWOON and Barry McGee) with all work displayed in engaging, interactive ways. Both sprung up in Downtown Los Angeles, on the outskirts …

RISK Recreates His Venice Pavilion Work for “Beyond The Streets”

A graffiti master invokes groundbreaking West Los Angeles iconography

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick One of the finest moments of the “Beyond The Streets” exhibition is a tagged seating area at the end of the show. Featuring concrete, circular park seats, paint-covered walls along with alien turrets scattered around, it’s a writer’s paradise that brings the show back to its West Coast street art roots. It serves as a reminder (or introduction) to the casual, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An animated gay love story, ice cream that doesn't melt, oyster vending machines and more in our look at the web

1. Non-Melting Ice Cream At the Biotherapy Development Research Center in Kanazawa, an accidental discovery has resulted in the invention of non-melting ice cream. The ingredient is a polyphenol liquid, extracted from strawberries, that “make[s] it difficult for water and oil to separate”—meaning, in this instance, that a popsicle keeps its shape. Kanazawa Ice first became available earlier this year, and now can be bought …