In the 90s, an entire generation of American teenagers celebrated the arrival of Punk and the new wave of artistic creation and the lifestyle which came along with it: skateboarding, graffiti, photography, hip hop and hardcore music. Internationally acclaimed artists Warhol, Futura, Chalfant, Crumb are responsible for inspiring this artistic revolution.
When individuals such as Harmony Korine, Barry McGee, Steve Powers, Kaws, Ryan McGinley, Ed Templeton and the dead Margaret Killgallen began documenting their extraordinary lives, the public named them experts in the field of creating “something from nothing”. It’s no surprise indeed, that the aforementioned names are also the most appraised and in vogue artists of the contemporary art market. A collaboration between Miuccia Prada and Barry Mc Gee led to the exhibition and publishing of some of his work at the Prada Foundation. A gifted generation, with hubs in both New York and California, witnessed and gave rise to a new art form which is a mix between Hip Hop and Punk, Graffiti meets easel painting. Partly inspired by the cultural DIY - DoItYourself- phenomenon, this radical transformation of artistic motivation and working methods has resulted in the revival of street art , tattoos , street photography and documentary making, revolutionizing both the creation and reception of mainstream art forever.
Burning Man is an annual 7 day art festival and
temporary community in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada held on the last week
of August. Based on radical self-expression and self-reliance, this
apocalyptical city gives you the freedom to create your own personal reality in this
odyssey of survival.
An aerial view of Burningman. with over 60,000 people in attendance this year, Burningman in the
fifth largest city in Nevada.
The effigy aka the man is burned on the
Saturday night of the festival.
10 principals were created to embody the core values
Radical inclusion: Everyone and anyone is embraced and welcomed
Gifting: Instead of cash or the barter system,
everyone participates in the gift economy. No cash transactions are permitted
between BM and the attendees, but you can be part of the communal endeavor interacting
with group activities and social events which benefits various community
groups, charities and veteran participants By the exchange of gifts, it creates involvement
in the lives of those around us and forges an immediate and emotional bond.
Community can only begin when a part of the self is given away.
Decommodification: No commercial sponsorship,
transactions or advertising is allowed. Any corporate advertising or
promotional paraphernalia is strictly prohibited.
Radical self-reliance: You are encouraged and expected to
rely on your own resources. The only thing provided for you are porta potties,
and the purchase of ice, and/or coffee. Use this as an opportunity to utilize
your survival skills.
Radical self-expression: Express yourself in whatever
way inspires you to showcase your ideas. Find potential collaborators that
interest you and come prepared to contribute some unique part of yourself to
the shared experience.
Communal Effort: Help thy neighbor. Most of this
temporary community is based on the collective efforts of hundreds of
volunteers, so pitch in, produce., collaborate, promote, create, and
communicate. We each have different abilities, and by contrast when we unite as
a community, we strengthen that society.
assume responsibility for conducting yourself, and your events in accordance
with local, state and federal laws. Don't forget public welfare and community
Leaving No Trace— pack it in, pack it out and leave
NO TRACE! The Burningman community is committed to leaving any place they dwell
in a better state than when they found it in. Disappearing is part of the
Participation: Participate, don't spectate or stagnate.
The entire infrastructure is based on participation creating an environment
that functions as a home for everyone. Free expression thrives. Get involved,
get people involved, interact, play, have fun.
Immediacy: Be present, don't be a bystander, be an active participant. This event
is not a spectator sport. Find the sacred in the ordinary and the mystical in
the mundane. Don't let any moment pass you by.
The Playa is the perfect canvas to create your visionary piece.
artist: Marco Cocchrane photo: Ben Canales
Burningman after dark introduces you to an adult playground. Cooler temperatures, pyrotechnic shows, live performances, fire dancers, DJ's, party buses, is just the beginning of this epic week long adventure.
Burningman a foot and bike friendly event established the mutant vehicle movement to allow artist to showcase their mobile art.
Canter Camp Cafe
The hammock hangout karaoke lounge
Party at the Pickle Joint