Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Art in the street opening

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It opened last April 17 at the MOCA in Los Ange­les the extra­or­di­nary (per­haps one of the largest in the indus­try) show Art in the Streets. The exhi­bi­tion runs until August 17 and is prob­a­bly the best you can find in the field, the idea is the fruit of that genius of Jef­frey Deitch (together with part­ner and co-​​curators Aaron Rose and Roger Gast­man), the idea is icon cor­re­sponds to the whole street art from the Sev­en­ties to the present day, focus­ing heav­ily on key cities such as New York, Los Ange­les, San Fran­cisco, Lon­don and Sao Paulo.

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Many peo­ple con­sider this show as a real water­shed between street art and con­ven­tional museum, it is finally a real clear­ance of street art by so-​​called high art, though many crit­i­cize the fact that street art should not reside within the walls of a closed museum.
The list of the artists is almost end­less, just to men­tion peo­ple like Har­ing, Banksy, Os Gemeos, McGee, Swoon and Shep­ard Fairey in mind to under­stand the scope and value of which is the rel­e­vant exhibition.

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