Futura Talks his “Kinetic Action” Solo Exhibition with Converse in Shanghai

Seminal graffiti artist Futura has had a busy year as of late. Having completed his “TIMEWARP”

By //

Seminal graffiti artist Futura has had a busy year as of late. Having completed his “TIMEWARP” exhibition in Moscow, he followed on soon after with his “Kinetic Action” exhibition at the Magda Danysz Gallery in Shanghai. Sponsored by Converse, the exhibition saw Futura paint new works in real-time on opening day, at one point painting his penchant symbols alongside a traditional Chinese calligrapher on a long scroll on the ground. Here, the artist speaks about the contrast between the bustling life in the Chinese city and the sterile environment within the gallery, as well speaking to approaching gallery works in the same way as he worked as an “outlaw artist on the street” — with limited tools and an open mind at his disposal.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of the latest videos from HYPEBEAST’s YouTube channel, subscribe by clicking on the button below.

Read Full Article
ConverseFuturaGraffitiArtsHYPEBEAST TV Spaces

You may also like

Vince Staples Talks to Brad Hall About His Converse Collaboration
Footwear

Vince Staples Talks to Brad Hall About His Converse Collaboration

Like always, things get a bit awkward.
5,198 Hypes 13 Comments
Quavo Releases His Latest Solo Track, "Stars in the Ceiling"
Music

Quavo Releases His Latest Solo Track, "Stars in the Ceiling"

Produced by Zaytoven.
8,688 Hypes 0 Comments
Felipe Pantone Opens His First Solo Show in New York This Month
Arts

Felipe Pantone Opens His First Solo Show in New York This Month

Titled “Planned Iridescence.”
2,922 Hypes 0 Comments
Jil Sander to Present Her First Solo Exhibition in Frankfurt
Fashion

Jil Sander to Present Her First Solo Exhibition in Frankfurt

Showcasing the storied designer’s creative power.
1,774 Hypes 0 Comments
Shepard Fairey to Launch Largest-Ever Solo Exhibition in LA
Arts

Shepard Fairey to Launch Largest-Ever Solo Exhibition in LA

Spotlighting around 200 works.
4,823 Hypes 0 Comments
Barbara Kruger to Launch New "Forever" Solo Exhibition in Berlin
Arts

Barbara Kruger to Launch New "Forever" Solo Exhibition in Berlin

Including never-before-seen vinyl prints
1,934 Hypes 0 Comments


What to Read Next

Converse Draws Inspiration from 'Space Jam' with the "Space Invader" Pack
Footwear

Converse Draws Inspiration from 'Space Jam' with the "Space Invader" Pack

Back in 1996, Michael Jordan laced up a pair of Air Jordan Retro 11s in Space Jam. His opponents –
5,635 Hypes 0 Comments

adidas Originals Veritas Mid Two-Tone Woven Mesh Pack
Footwear

adidas Originals Veritas Mid Two-Tone Woven Mesh Pack

adidas Originals has unveiled a tonal approach to its newly released Veritas Mid silhouette. The
6,844 Hypes 0 Comments

Lisa Leona's Photographs of Artists Before They Were Famous
Music

Lisa Leona's Photographs of Artists Before They Were Famous

Photographer, cinematographer and video director Lisa Leona shares with us a rare selection of
27,226 Hypes 0 Comments


Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Black/University Gold
Footwear

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Black/University Gold

Nike SB has unveiled its latest iteration to its iconic Dunk Low Pro silhouette, with a more
4,168 Hypes 0 Comments

Beyoncé Releases Two New Songs with "Ring Off" and "7/11"
Music

Beyoncé Releases Two New Songs with "Ring Off" and "7/11"

Beyoncé has released full versions of her previously unreleased material “Ring Off” and “7/11,”
7,730 Hypes 0 Comments

Hennessy Black: A Moment with Ben Clymer of HODINKEE
Fashion

Hennessy Black: A Moment with Ben Clymer of HODINKEE

In 2008, Ben Clymer hung up his hat as Project Manager at UBS to focus full-time on editorial
6,475 Hypes 0 Comments

More ▾