“Beyond The Streets”, the exhibition of graffiti, street art that debuted last year in Los Angeles announced today that it will head to the art form’s epicenter: New York, on June 21st.
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.
The exhibition will take over two floors of Twenty Five Kent in North Williamsburg. The exhibition will be comprised of more than 100,000 square feet of space and feature programming including performances, lectures and films.
It will 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 travelling 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 and much more.
“Beyond The Streets” will also feature a curated gift shop with more than 150 items developed exclusively for the New York exhibition. The shop will feature a variety of apparel, collectibles, prints, books, toys, homegoods and accessories, including several limited-edition artist collaborations and a special capsule collection developed with adidas with proceeds benefiting NYC action sports charity Harold Hunter Foundation.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
C.R. Stecyk III
Fab 5 Freddy
Glen E. Friedman
Kilroy Was Here
Nina Chanel Abney
STAY HIGH 149