Stencibility Festival in Estonia proudly presents Europe’s largest ever sticker exhibition, SLÄP!, in celebration of one of street art’s most enduring and under appreciated art forms.
Featuring over 11,000 stickers by more than 250 artists from 30 countries, SLÄP! showcases the DIY aesthetic and community-based spirit that gave street art its original potency.
Each miniature artwork is exhibited in a mobile gallery built from a van, complete with red carpet. Artists submitted their stickers via mail and will each receive a pack of swaps in return to add to their collection or put up in their hometown. After Thursday evening’s opening in Tartu, the SLÄP! truck will take the show on the road to 11 different cities in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany.
“The response to the open call shows that sticker art is still very much alive and kicking, in spite of street art´s wider shift towards muralism. One of the goals of the festival is to demonstrate the richness of various techniques in street art, and stickers are still a very common medium used by street artists. If you look carefully enough, you´ll notice different stickers on almost every sign or electrical box. It´s nice to be able to celebrate this kind of creativity, which exists outside of the commercial street art sphere.” Kersti Joala, exhibition organiser
11,000 STICKERS, 250 ARTISTS, 1 VAN – THIS IS SLÄP! Opening night: Thursday 20th June, 2019
Exhibition touring Europe: July-September, 2019
Stencibility Festival takes place from 18-23 June 2019 and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Read more in our blog here.
A full program of events, program schedule and artist bios are available at www.stencibility.eu