THE ART OF THE STREET
Street Art is everywhere – in the streets, on the walls, on trains and buses and in the media. It's even in museums, and can be found all around the world. In our latest project visitors can enjoy the wide world of Street Art in one single place, at one spectacular exhibition.
MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET presents today’s most vital and imaginative art form – Street Art - in all its diversity. It's political, lyrical, biting, critical, and always entertaining. In MAGIC CITY the whole streetscape becomes an artist’s studio, an urban museum of the imagination. On the walls and in the squares of this specially built city of dreams you will find new works by the world’s best street artists – painted, sprayed, scratched, glued, or even crocheted for this exhibition. With the exception of a few loans, the show is the product of an artistic collaboration between more than 50 street artists, curated by the renowned American team Carlo McCormick and Ethel Seno. A unique design concept (“a city”), a soundscape produced in Hollywood, a street art film programme and a universal multimedia tour on iPods rounds off the exhibition. Visitors can also take photos of works of anamorphic art, making it even more engaging. MAGIC CITY is a visual adventure, which will draw young crowds to your venue’s doors, and bring the street art megatrend closer to school classes and older visitors alike.
“It was mind blowing. Great music and great art!!!” reads a visitor's feedback on our Facebook page. A father writes: “Great exhibition with many different interpretations of Street Art. Very creative and inspiring. Our children (13 & 15 years) were also enthusiastic, and as a souvenir a street artist, who was present, tagged their name on a cardboard.” One of Germany’s leading newspapers, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, described MAGIC CITY as a “hybrid between exhibition and happening”. This new exhibition earned coverage in all relevant German media. It also raised the question of whether Street Art should go indoors.
The blog Brooklyn Street Art comments in their catalogue review: “The roots of these forms of expression are said to be activist, even anarchist, at least subversive. To see many of these MAGIC CITY practitioners today lauded and their messages magnified in a traveling family-friendly exhibition means that sometimes we witness the flashpoint when subculture becomes the culture, by dint of its pure industry – and possibly because good ideas are good ideas and they resonate far and deep.” Link
Approximately 10 exhibitions over five years are now planned. No show will be the same; at each stop we will invite more artists to join us – just as a city is always growing and changing. And at the end of the tour, the artworks in the exhibition will once again belong to the artists who created it. Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international public broadcasting service, summed up the project in this video.
Requirements and contact for host venues
Area: 1,900 – 2,500 sqm / 20,000 to 27,000 sq ft. Ceilings: 6.5 m / 22 ft ceilings min. The show was conceived for spacious venues (think art halls or some post-industrial sites). It contains several oversized artworks and installations, hence our space requirements which can often not be met in museums and science centres. A smaller “museum version”, not featuring all oversized artworks, is also available.
The Discovery of King Tut & Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures
SC Exhibitions is the producer of the "The Discovery of King Tut" (in North America) and "Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures," an exhibition touring with three units around the globe.
Millions of visitors around the world have been fascinated by our reconstruction of the boy king's tomb, featuring around 1,000 replica artefacts crafted in Egypt.
Our exhibitions offer visitors a once-in-a-lifetime insight into the archaeology of ancient Egypt. They are taken on a journey of exploration to experience the treasures of Tutankhamun and his famous tomb chambers exactly as they were when discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. Through our exhibitions, they relive that magical moment of discovery.
Along the way, our guests are guided by a free audio tour based on Howard Carter’s diaries, read educational wall panels by Egyptologists and watch videos produced for the exhibition.
The Exhibition's Official Trailer
Give us three minutes and seven seconds to introduce our exhibition to you.
History in Colour
The excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb was documented by Harry Burton through his iconic black and white photos, now found in almost every book published about the boy king. As part of our New York exhibition, we brought these black and white photos to life, transforming them into colour and animating them. Watch our 15 part mini-video series highlighting these images; each video runs for about two minutes and features the real story of this great archaeological find.
Publications by SC Exhibitions
We complement our exhibitions with a number of additional events and offers, and now even with special book publications.
From Howard Carter to DNA
by Zahi Hawass
Published in cooperation with The American University in Cairo Press, in "Discovering Tutankhamun" Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass provides an up-to-date account of the life and times of Tutankhamun, including the latest research into the relationships between members of the boy king's family through DNA analysis.
The Golden Boy
History for Kids
by Zahi Hawass
Writing for a young audience, Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass explores the life of King Tutankhamun, interweaving the latest discoveries and the remarkable story of the discovery of the boy king's tomb.
FROM COMICS TO CINEMA
Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), SC Exhibitions and Marvel Entertainment announced the world premiere of MARVEL: FROM COMICS TO CINEMA (working title) in Seattle in May 2018.
The exhibition is currently being developed under the working title MARVEL: FROM COMICS TO CINEMA by an international curatorial and design team, under the creative leadership of MoPOP’s senior curator Jacob McMurray. Renowned comic experts Ben Saunders, Matthew Smith and Randy Duncan complete the curatorial team.
From enduring legacy characters such as Captain America, The Avengers and Spider-Man, to the rag-tag misfits The Guardians of the Galaxy, the Marvel powerhouse has invented and continually re-invented some of the world’s most popular comic characters, beloved by generations of readers, movie-goers and video-gamers. Over the years, Marvel artists and writers have created an enchanting, interconnected fictional universe, one that has influenced global pop culture from fashion to street art. With thousands of characters still to explore, Marvel has become a pillar in the entertainment world, captivating fans of all ages. Beginning long ago in yellow newsprint as disposable tales told in words and pictures, and spun for kids at a dime a pop, comics have evolved into a respected literary art form found in libraries and museums collections around the world. The richness of Marvel’s creative production is a treasure trove for fans and scholars alike.
To honour this artistic production, under the working title MARVEL: FROM COMICS TO CINEMA, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle, German producer SC Exhibitions and Marvel Entertainment have teamed up to produce an inventive, exciting exhibit celebrating the 78-year history and legacy of the legendary Marvel comics.
The MARVEL exhibition will display renowned artifacts, spectacular art, and immersive and interactive exhibits, combining the art and history that form the tapestry of Marvel’s enduring fictional universe. The exhibit honours both the creators behind the myths and the fans who sustain them. Visitors to the exhibit will be enthralled by famous props from films, see original pages from favorite artists and stories, follow the process, from idea to art, of the making of a Marvel Comic, and attend special events with Marvel creators.
Capturing a worldwide phenomenon at this unprecedented moment in the cultural history of Marvel Comics, this exhibit will be both a delight for longtime fans and insiders, and an exciting introduction into the fantastic world of imagination and creativity behind Marvel Comics. We invite you to join us and witness it yourself in May 2018, at the world premiere in the Museum of Pop Culture Seattle.