Beyond The Streets, is an exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond. The show celebrates society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with a sprawling showcase of work by more than 150 artists from around the world.
Curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, Beyond The Streets examines the fundamental human need for public self-expression, highlighting artists with roots in graffiti and street art whose work has evolved into highly disciplined studio practices, alongside important cultural figures inspired by these art forms. For New York, the traveling art experience takes an expanded look at the role of music and the theme of artist activism.
The show features numerous immersive installations, bringing the dynamic art forms off the walls and surrounding attendees with tactile experiences, including the U.S. debut of “Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent,” Shepard Fairey’s 30th Anniversary, a special Beastie Boys installation featuring artifacts and ephemera from the band’s prolific 4-decade history, oversized sculptures by FUTURA and Cleon Peterson, a wall of Jenny Holzer’s truisms, a functioning tattoo parlor by Bert Krak & Alexis Ross, a room of puppets by Paul INSECT and BAST made of trash, works by Takashi Murakami, Guerrilla Girls, Martha Cooper and much more.
To learn more about this event, and even join in, check out the BEYOND THE STREETS website for more details.
RE-POST FROM: BEYOND THE STREETS
Today we're playing a classic that will get you grooving into the weekend, Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun. Read into the lyrics what you like, it's guitar riffs and upbeat sound makes you want to move.