Subtitle: The Live Issue #3
Author: Adrian Nabi, Various
Paperback with dust cover (Fold-out poster)
Language: German, English
Print: 4 Color print, 500 color- and 50 b/w photographs, 50 illustrations
Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inch. / 16 x 2,5 x 23,5 cm.
The STREET ART book “Back Jumps – The Live Issue #3” brings together over 500 photos and texts from the 24 street artists and projects who were part of the very successful third “Backjumps” exhibition. In addition to showcasing the fascinating works of the artists, numerous photographs of the street art of international icons, many essays and an extensive visual and written report on the first two exhibitions is also included.
BACKJUMPS – The Live Issue #3: Since 2003, the nationally acclaimed and unique exhibition series BackJumps – The Live Issue has had sensational impact and successes in Berlin. The Backjumps team, built around curator Adrian Nabi, successfully wrapped their third major Live event, in late 2007. While gallery owners and professionals of the culture sector were left rubbing their eyes and the conservative tabloid newspapers elevated the project s profile with cries of scandal, approximately 50,000 enthusiastic art lovers made a pilgrimage to the exhibitions and numerous Backjumps-related side events in Kreuzberg. BackJumps – Live Issue # 3 , the three-dimensional Live edition of the legendary Backjumps magazine, once again brought the street art scene together to view works of numerous international artists under one roof. In addition to the actual exhibition, several workshops, panel discussions, lectures, urban walks and partner exhibitions took place. Several large scale murals were painted throughout the city under the Backjumps banner and of course, throughout the course of the events, the streets of Berlin were as alive and visual as ever. All this and much more can be found in the From Here To Fame s newly published 320-page (catalogue-)book, BackJumps – Live Issue # 3 , which, in keeping with former editions, strikes a bold note with its revolutionary design. The book gives the reader an allinclusive tour of the exhibition rooms, describing with brilliant images and thoughtful texts, the work of the 24 artists and projects. Additional information and numerous other works of each individual artist are also found in the extensive artist chapter of the catalogue. With the book s retrospect of Live Issues # 1 and # 2, light is shed on the Backjumps scandal , and the impact that the expositions have had on the Berlin art scene. POET 1 examines the story of the Backjumps magazine, from its humble beginnings to its present day success, while CEMNOZ, CHEECH and DON M. ZAZA elucidate the depths of their style philosophy. Select photographs of the side events, careful documentation of the painted murals and a large chapter on street art that includes more pictures, essays and academic treatises make this volume a must-have for more than just avid lovers of writing and street art.
FOR THE THIRD TIME there was a “Live Issue” by BACKJUMPS, a “three-dimensional” issue of the print magazine in the kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien in Berlin. After 2003 and 2005, this exhibition once again offered a unique compilation of current artistic positions in the field of street art and beyond, for Germany as before. de facto, BACKJUMPS is currently the only qualitative and mediation-oriented forum in Germany dealing with the further development, differentiation and interdisciplinary interfaces of street art. Through the central exhibition in the kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien (on an area of 900sqm), the accompanying event and the program of mediation, by the well-known artists designed fire wall facades, succeeded the current tendencies of street art, style writing, aerosol culture and other forms of contemporary urban To present communication and aesthetics. BACKJUMPS – THE LIVE ISSUE # 3 is the bound, handy book version of the successful exhibition, so to speak, an exhibition guide or a paper-based delicacy for those who were there or could not be there. There is a lot of background information on the many photographically recorded works and events of the exhibition, of course not only for the event, but also for the participating artists. Some of them are AKIM, BRAD DOWNEY, CEMNOZ, DAVE THE CHIMP, HUSKMITNAVN, JAYONE, MARE 139, NOMAD, FASHION2, SKKI and many more.