A Mobile Exhibition of the Work of the Late Artem Voevodin
Many people lost a good friend in the spring of 2014. His name was Artem Voevodin. It’s hard to describe him except to say Artem was an enigma to most. He hopped trains across the country, built sculptures, wrote graffiti, loved life and made friends ever second of the way. People gravitated towards his energy and charisma, resulting in a truly amazing network of friends around the country. How could you not be envious of some one so loved and so free?
Artem had been shooting photos, writing graffiti, painting, and essentially, documenting his life in whatever way he could. He was an artist at heart, but no one realized the extent of his work until after his death. We always to him to do something with his art, but he was more concerned with living than showcasing his talent to others.
With this project, we hoped to sustain the positive, enigmatic experience that was Artem. We created a mobile exhibition of his work and took it to the eight cities in which he had a strong presence: Detroit, Cincinnati, Dayton, Chicago, New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Oakland. The truck acted as a traveling gallery to showcase the work no one had had the privilege to see. Each stop was a celebration of Artem’s life. This was for the hundreds of people Artem called friends and for those who never met him.