WALL\THERAPY organizers have announced a partnership with URBAN NATION, a Berlin-based organization that supports street art, for the launch of an international exchange program between Rochester and Berlin.
This summer, artists curated by UN director, Yasha Young, have been invited to participate and contribute to WALL\THERAPY 2015, curated by Ian Wilson (founder, co-curator) and Erich Lehman (co-curator, lead organizer).
UN exchange 2015 artists include:
Handiedan (visiting Rochester in late June)
W\T 2015 artists 2015 include:
And two more Rochester locals will be announced.
WALL\THERAPY 2015 will begin on July 17. This year's theme is surrealism and the fantastic.
To kick off the festival, 1975 Gallery (89 Charlotte St.) will host an exhibition titled "IMPACT!," which will showcase artwork from all the 2015 participating WALL\THERAPY artists in support of WALL\THERAPY sister project, IMPACT! (IMProvingAccess to Care by Teleradiology). IMPACT seeks to provide easier access to better care in underdeveloped and underserved regions through cloud-based x-ray services and a network of volunteer radiologists supporting IMPACT sites. Both WALL\THERAPY and IMPACT! are projects of The Synthesis Collaborative.
During the week, Brooklyn Street Art founders Jaime Rojo and Steve Harrington will visit Rochester to give a special talk during the week.
We'll keep you posted with updates regarding full schedules of events and locations as information is released.