Malaysian Graffiti artists THEY and Bibichun came to Shanghai to paint streets and… apparently pavilions. The whole story is at Shanghai Expo Insights, but here are two things I want to note:
1. I had no idea the Malaysian Pavilion had been spray painted! That’s pretty rad!
2. If this video got you hankering for more Graffiti, then you’ll be delighted to know that The Shelter is hosting a whole graffiti bonanza this weekend! Called “Wall Lords,” it’s billed to be Asia’s biggest graffiti contest and will not only have artists battling it out spray can-style, but also some pretty sweet live music:
FRIDAY: Start off at the Shelter on Friday night for the Graffiti Warm Up Party. We don’t know if anyone will actually be painting anything, but you do get to catch Siegel Twins, Oralic Sound Machinese Beatbox Orchestra, Funky Soul Sister, and MCs Spax and Sharlatan. 20RMB.
10pm, Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu near Fuxingxi Lu
SATURDAY: Shanghai 2010 hip hop jam at the Expo! Mark Hype and Jim Dunloop will join the folks from the Shelter party and Uprooted Sunshine Soundsystem to keep the hip hop running from noon to 9pm. There’ll also be a live painting session with Cantwo, Wok, Shew, Jayflow & Artime Joe, Shiro and guests from the Wall Lords Finals. Also… a possible b-boy battle?
12pm to 9pm, Europe Plaza, World Expo
SUNDAY: It’s time for the ultimate competition! Graffiti crews from Korea, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand and Singapore will battle it out all day. Also happening: Djs, beatbox shows, a b-boy floor, a street market and an OTR-Sketch Corner & black book sessions. It’s gonna be wild… and best of all, FREE!
10am to 8pm, Jiangwan Stadium’s Outside Basketball Court, 346 Guohe Lu, 江湾体育产， 国和路346号