The Art of the Street
Our new project "MAGIC CITY" originated with the question: what happens when 40 artists come together to create a "Magic City"?
Urban Art is having a worldwide renaissance as artists everywhere are claiming public space for the public imagination. What began primarily in the 1960s as graffiti, a stealth youth movement of tagging trains and city walls with personal, political, and social messages, has branched out into stunning museum-quality public art that gives a new voice to many and fetches critical praise from academia and art collectors. The Street Art scene has international stars, many with huge fan-bases, who follow and eagerly anticipate their new works on the street. From massive-scale spectacular artworks that dominate a cityscape, to inventive, often illicit, almost hidden small works that thrill when discovered, what was once an outsiders’ art is now quickly expanding into the mainstream.
Right now the timing is perfect for a touring exhibition that celebrates the best of this work and showcases its ability to empower and inspire. SC Exhibitions is proud to announce the World Premiere of "Magic City," a city like no other. The curatorial aspect of such a show is key, and as such SC Exhibitions has invited Carlo McCormick, the renowned American author and curator, along with a prestigious international team, to design "Magic City." Together they have commissioned new works from 40 outstanding urban artists to create a uniquely "street" environment that only exists for this singular exhibit – a "Magic City" in all its aspects.
What is magical about this city? These artists will use their transformative skills to interact with all elements of urban architecture – the walls, benches, lampposts, street signs, gutters, trash cans and more – claiming elements of the street as their canvas to create, communicate and re-invent in seriously unexpected ways. Illusion and anamorphic artists will transform our idea of public space with pop-up art events and optical images that draw crowds of spectators and bend perceptions. The entire exhibit will be interactive and edifying, creating fun and educational family paths (and endless selfie possibilities).
Capturing a worldwide scene at this unprecedented moment, this is a fantastic city transformed by the greatest urban artists in the world. After experiencing "Magic City" you will never look at a city in the same way again. Witness it yourself from October 1st at the "Magic City" World Premier in Dresden!
Visit our MAGIC CITY website.
World Premiere Events
October 1, 2016 – March 12, 2017
April 13 – September 3, 2017
Munich, Olympic Park
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
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.
Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass in Stockholm
What's new in the world of Tutankhamun and Nefertiti? Dr. Zahi Hawass gave a lecture in Stockholm at January 31, 2017. In an exciting multimedia presentation, he talked about his Adventure in Archaeology.
Dr. Hawass is one of the most famous archaeologists and Egyptologists in the world. Countless excavations, research projects, publications, television documentaries and lecture tours have made him known to a wide audience. The lecture introduced the discovery of the family of King Tut and the mystery of the golden king’s sudden death, as well as the discovery of the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut and the search of Queen Nefertiti’s mummy.
A hidden tomb?
Saving Banksy - European Premiere
Exclusive screenings at Magic City - The Art of the Street
Saving Banksy is the story of one misguided art collectors attempt to save Banksy's famous "Haight Street Rat" from destruction and the auction block. His efforts to save the Rat are met with threats from city officials, snubs from museums and a flurry of six-figure offers from art dealers eager to cannot to get their hands on the painting. Saving Banksy is a rare backstage look at the elusive world of Street Art and Graffiti. The films narrative is driven by multiple perspectives from Street Artists who paint graffiti illegally, and from art dealers who remove their graffiti from public walls for profiteering purposes.
Saving Banksy opens by serving it's plot up for debate. "What would you do if you found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your house?" Since the birth of modern graffiti, Street Artists and graffiti writers have embraced the brevity of their public art. Their public work has always been subject to destruction by property owners, law enforcement, and other graffiti artists. However, with Street Art quickly becoming the hottest commodity on the auction block, these artists are rethinking their public art work in an effort to outsmart the commercialization of graffiti.
Saving Banksy features interviews with some of the top names in Street Art and Graffiti including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels 'Shoe' Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera, and Glen E Friedman.
"Retronaut’s New York"
A Free pop-up exhibition at Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue
"Retronaut’s New York" is a unique exhibition featuring panoramic photos of New York City, showing the metropolis as it appeared more than a century ago.
Selected by Retronaut's Wolfgang Wild, each image has been digitally cleaned and restored from the originals in the Library of Congress archive; consequently, these are not old and faded glimpses into the past, as you might expect, but massive and high-resolution windows into a lost world.
A "Timescape" of Times Square, created by Dynamichrome's Jordan Lloyd, can be found at the heart of the historic panoramas. In this astonishing image, decades cascade into one another, as it weaves together fragments from Times Square's hundred year history into a seamless and spectacular whole.
"Timescape" Behind the Scenes
Mashable's Preview of the Exhibition
The Exhibition Opening
Museum Hack Tours
The hottest thing at "The Discovery of King Tut"
The hottest thing at "The Discovery of King Tut" in New York were our exhibition tours led by Museum Hack, free for our visitors with exhibition admission at Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue (exhibition closed since May 15th, 2016). We have a mummy rap — get it?
Here’s the video
Books 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.