Wall Lords Graffiti Event in Chengdu

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  • Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    There’s a big graffiti event today in the south of Chengdu, here’s the info:

    Wall Lords 2011 China Stage

    Location :LUXE TOWN, NO.18 ,Block 2, Renmin South Road South Lushan Avenue, Chengdu. You can take the subway to the southernmost station (Century City) and there’s a bus that’ll take you to the location each hour on the hour. If you have problems you can call me at 186-1577-7278.

    Date : 1:00 – 7:00p.m. 10/09/2011

    Some photos from Weibo:

    Sw8TL.jpg

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    xuZlu.jpg

    I’m heading out there shortly and will take photos and be DJ’ing for a bit.

    #8293
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    I was expecting some more comments on this unique event, held in a bitchin’ church/castle/super duper luxe location! Some great pieces unfolded into the evening, in front of a really appreciative crowd. Would be nice to see more events like this, as Chengdu continues to open up to new ideas. Creativity rules.

    #13319

    Elias
    Participant

    The murals were cool and I got to ride on the back of a farmer’s motorbike in the rain. I also took a lot of photos of the cranes and construction going around the sterile European villa as I’m writing a fiction piece about a migrant worker insurrection.

    I bet more people would have came if it was actually held in Chengdu, also promoters should have said it was in Huayang then I would have allocated more time to get there.

    #13322
    Eli
    Eli
    Participant

    Charlie,

    Is there a post on the event in the works? I would love to see your pictures. I did see some pics of the events posted here: graffiti battle pics

    #13323
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    Went to this event and took some pics. I’ll be uploading them when I (hopefully) get my laptop back from repair this week.

    Didn’t know that Charlie was DJing the even and had a pleasant surprise when I went to check out who the dope ass DJ was. ha. Very cool event and was worth traveling the distance.

    Chris

    #13325
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    I had such a blast at this. Incredible event and a real pleasure to see such skilled artists in Chengdu, throwing down in a church no less.

    @eli I just got back to Chengdu from a gig out of town and am sorting through the photos now. They’ll be posted real soon along with an interview with Xeme.

    @chris thanks man! Sorry I didn’t catch up with you there but I’m glad you made it. It was a hike like you said but it was really worth it.

    edit: here’s some previews of the photos

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    goTI1.jpg

    #13327
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    View post on imgur.com

    quick panorama I took. wish I knew how to photoshop out the defects, but pretty cool nonetheless.

    #13370
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Super cool. Thanks for posting that.

    I cropped it: http://i.imgur.com/g9vaX.jpg

    #13372
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    The full post with photos is up: Chengdu Wall Lords Graffiti Event in Photos

    #13378
    Ray
    Ray
    Participant

    http://www.theatlanticcities.com has a very cool story on chinese graffiti artists. The doco sounds good too…

    #19093
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster
    Quote:
    http://www.theatlanticcities.com has a very cool story on chinese graffiti artists. The doco sounds good too…

    To film a documentary on Chinese graffiti would be a dream project… I would love to do that. I hope someone does it!

    #19096
    Ray
    Ray
    Participant

    30 artists in a city of 22 million? That can’t be right? You gotta be shitting me?

    #19099
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    Is this event rolling back into Chengdu again this year? There appears to have been little fresh street art visible in Chengdu since this was held, even ‘Gas’ has gone quiet.

    I did just see the panorama for the first time, great view of the main area. My vote still lies with the bird piece on the far right. Inspiring to know that there are such talents in Chengdu, that piece lies somewhere in the surreal.

    Love the NYC shot on atlanticcities.com too. Reminds me of all the occasions I’ve spent ambling around Manhattan looking up at the architecture. Never gets old, day or night.

    #19107
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster
    Quote:
    Is this event rolling back into Chengdu again this year? There appears to have been little fresh street art visible in Chengdu since this was held, even ‘Gas’ has gone quiet.

    I think Wall Lords is happening again soon in a different city in China, I can’t remember where. It’s an annual event that’s in a different city each year.

    I noticed the same thing about street art in Chengdu – Gas doesn’t get up quite as much as he used to, it seems. In his place is a bunch of ugly graffiti that just looks like vandalism. The overpass over Kehua Beilu by the ATT building is all ugly because of it. I saw Gas the other day and asked about it, he says that he’s still putting up art but it must be in regions of the city that I don’t frequent.

    #19108
    Brendan
    Brendan
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    Quote:
    In his place is a bunch of ugly graffiti that just looks like vandalism.

    Totally. There’s a couple of guys I’ve noticed tagging, though I forget their monikers immediately. In particular they’ve been hitting construction site facades with either single colour paint, or a marker. In either instance it just looks like lazy ass retarded scrawl.

    I’d be up for travelling to the event this year if it wasn’t too far out, and was being held somewhere of interest/promise.

    #19109
    Charlie
    Charlie
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    I’d be up for travelling to the event this year if it wasn’t too far out, and was being held somewhere of interest/promise.

    I just looked it up, it’s in Shenzhen June 9-10.

    #19113
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    No way. I should have timed my trip to HK this weekend a little better!

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