The City Is Ours moves its scientific-but-ironical to the next detail on the streetscape: the torn poster, advertisement or flyer. It asked whether we actually notice how these images that are plastered all over our cities gradually transform as they’re torn down? What’s left is often an abstract image, inviting us to find our own meaning.
In the late 1940s, artists such as Mimmo Rotella, Raymond Hains, and Jacques Villeglé recognized the potential in these fragments, revealing the beauty of ripped posters through their works. But can we truly appreciate these unintentional expressions in our everyday streetscape? Can we uncover their hidden stories and artistic potentials? Issue #4 contains contributions by Barton Lewis, El Tono, Guido Bollino, James Dyer, Nick Deakin, Poster Boy, Klara Lidén, Mimmo Rotella and many more.
The City Is Ours is a finite series of 6 bookazines that invite the reader to explore a city town or street with more curious eyes – one detail at a time. These include 'urban ready-mades', parts of the urban landscape that normally go unnoticed.
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