Art in the Streets is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and São Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved.
The exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 30 of the most dynamic artists and will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to seminal local movements such as cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture.
A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork, photos, video, and ephemera will provide a historical context for the work. Billed as “the first major American museum exhibition to document the history of the graffiti and street art movements from the 1970s to the present,” the show will include work by luminaries such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fab 5 Freddy, Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, L.A.’s own Chaz Bojórquez, and the British bad boy, Banksy. The museum says the exhibition “will also feature new works by today’s great innovators in graffiti and street art.”
We are hearing great things about future installations by many artists including Banksy, Swoon and Shepard Fairey.
This is going to be worth flying to Los Angeles for that show!