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Dictionary of Russian streets – more to see

04.08.2018

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We can finally share with you exclusive backstage materials from the new video by Voguediary.

We are glad to share with you the best moments from the new video by Voguediary called “THE DICTIONARY OF RUSSIAN STREETS”. The video expresses the real streets of Russia and does not glamorise bad habits. It shows the real friendship of young company living around Butovo (area very close to Moscow). Girls and boys seem very cute when you start speaking to them and they all have a potential. Their dreams will come true. Here is the video, watch it if you haven’t seen it yet!

The most popular questions about the video to Kristen:
– Did you make these children smoke on camera?
– No, haha. I did not even plan to shoot the video with the kids. They all were around dancing and doing their own things. I tried to capture a part of their world. I enjoyed seeing them happy and doing whatever they like. Each of them has dreams and hopes and I truly believe they will come true. I think it’s more important to have a serious talk with kids about their dreams and making them come true rather then trying to stop them from making mistakes. We should learn that.
– How did you find the kids?
– As I said, they were around. We did not search for them. We got a good contact, we shooted one video for two days and they inspired me a lot.
– What’s so fashionable about this video?
– I do not consider this video as a subject of fashion. Sometimes I can get inspired by serious social topics. This video is not just a dictionary, I feel like it’s a power mechanism which can inspire a lot of other creative minds. I want to show people the realism of life and that’s okay.
– Why do you choose to be real rather then glam?
– Because life is not a fairytale. I prefer not to be a Cinderella. I love to be myself and see through the real things, but I am also naive sometimes or glamorous! I am different every day.
– Do you like the result? What’s your favorite part in this video?
– This is my favourite work ever. The best thing I’ve done lately. I am really proud.

STREET ART

STREET ART CULTURE IN VALENCIA

30.07.2018

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Valencia is a pretty small city full of street art, you don't need to see a modern art because it's all outside!

Visiting Valencia for the first time is the great experience. In the summer time it can be very hot, but if you want to have the best impression have a first walk in the middle of the city, for example – El Carmen area, during the night. You will stuck between beautiful and bright graffiti walls all around you.
Valencia seems like a big street art wall. Once you travel the city – you know it. Street artists never cross the rules, new houses and churches are always staying clean. Valencia is not the kind of a ghetto city, it’s a platform for real artists to express themselves.

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Once you walk around the city you can mention so many graffiti types: portraits, tags, philosophical pictures, funny & foolish small sketches, political problems and many more. Sometimes you can mention one particular face (for example – the woman with 4 eyes) following you around the city. If you are a lil geek we are sharing with you the most famous street artists of Valencia – Eskif, David de Limon, Hyuro, ArquiCostura, Cere and of Julieta XLF, Blu, Eduardo Salvador, Deih.

What gets put in museums, galleries, magazines and press releases is not graffiti. Graffiti as a concept implies transgression of “public” space, and because of this its institutional adaptation ceases to have value. What makes graffiti graffiti is not its aesthetic qualities, nor the distress under which it was executed. What transforms graffiti into graffiti is precisely the conditions under which its engagement is made. A graffiti writer can exhibit his work in museums and galleries, but this does not transform his work into graffiti. Graffiti is on the street, in its natural condition, where it will die.

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So is the urban culture is a distraction for the city? The answer is obvious – absolutely no. Since 90’s Valencia is becoming more beautiful with street art appearing every year on walls. You cannot imagine a place looking more authentical than Valencia. The beauty of every street is hidden in beautiful masterpieces with a hidden information. Some of artists who create art there are very known, some of them come from other countries. But every work counts and it creates a beautiful image of the city. We are not speaking more about the exact artists we’ve mentioned before, because there are also too many less famous creators. Enjoy the photos we’ve done for you in Valencia. This city is totally worth visiting just for a big cup of inspiration.

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The reason we are having this conversation with you, our reader is not that simple. By the time, we hope to discover for you more cities and places with graffiti areas. We want to prove that street art is not a distraction, it’s a new prism through which you can see the city in the real way. We don’t want to highlight the most famous artists, because we want to discover the new artists. Let’s make all names count. If you know something about the art we are posting, let the artists know that they are inspirational, they are important to the culture! See you soon, in the next city!



YOUTH

Tomorrow does not exist

17.07.2018

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For these kids tomorrow does not exist because they live only now. What things should we learn from them?

One week ago we visited one abandoned place located in Butovo. If you take a car and make a long ride from the last metro station you get to the forbidden area where all the parties happen. Our team had no idea we would meet kids (aged 12 – 17) who were having fun at the day time. We asked if they would like to take part in a new video, they absolutely were in!
New video by Voguediary will come out in 2 weeks, by the end of July. You will see the brightest shots from the area and interview with every hero of the video. By now, you can enjoy the real moment, which kids live by. Photos by German Skvortsov.
How old are you? “I am 13, but I look 12, I know. I want to be a psychologist. I love to talk to people about serious things.” – answered one girl. Later she asked for a cigarette.
VD team spent 3 hours with kids they did not now. At first, it was very strange to talk to kids who were drinking and smoking at the age of 13. But was not some of us like that 10 years ago? We all wanted to grow up faster and look what happened, we made it. Now we are staring to kids who have the whole future waiting for them.
Their spot is called MONO, they hang out there every day, from listening to SOAD to drawing graffiti on walls until the police comes inside!

On the set of new VOGUEDIARY video
Alexander Roush, Voguediary and little gang checking fresh materials.
Little girl showing her acrobatic power.

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