Art in the Streets is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art that takes place at MOCA (link). The exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on important cities as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo.
"The exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 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."
Check out some videos:
Artists Lee Quinones, Abel, Cern, FUTURA, Loomit, Push, RISK and Sano document the creation of their monumental artwork Birds Of A Feather (2011).
Created for Art in the Streets at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, April 17–August 8, 2011. Video produced by MOCA in collaboration with TEAM G.
Brazilian Os Gemeos Comes Alive
Musician Andrew Black playing the drums inside of Os Gemeos’ installation at Art in The Streets.
Martha Cooper as Art in The Streets Comes Together
VNA x Martha Cooper at MOCA from Charlie Inman on Vimeo.
Charlie Inman and Very Nearly Always made this short piece on photographer Martha Cooper, shot during the install of Art in The Streets. In it, she speaks on her history of documenting the graffiti artists featured in the exhibition.
Kenny Scharf painting at Art in The Streets. Photo by Gregory Bojorquez
Photographer Gregory Bojorquez was on site for seven weeks at the Geffen Contemporary while Art in The Streets came to life. While there, he documented the beauty and hard work brought to the show by artists from around the globe. Enjoy this set of photos capturing the creative process of Barry McGee, SWOON, Os Gemeos, ROA, Invader, Kenny Scharf, and more.
Here are some awesome pictures from the backstage:
Chaz running in a backstreet near Whittier Blvd in East Los Angeles, 1974, photo by Gusmano Cesaretti.
|Wild Style mural by Zephyr, Revolt, Sharp. front row: Doze, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift; middle row: Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite, Lady Pink; back row: Lil Crazy Legs, Revolt and Sharp; directed by Charlie Ahearn, photo by Martha Cooper.|
Captured by MOCAs Security Cams
I hope you like this tip and enjoy the exhibition !
* This post was Tuca Cassino's suggestion. Tuca Cassino is an Art Teacher in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.