We’ve been watching street art and graffiti gain recognition, even respect, in recent years. Now the ‘street’ is moving inside next month to Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
“Art in the Streets will be the first exhibition to position the work of the most influential artists to emerge from street culture in the context of contemporary art history,” said MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch.
Some well known artists will be on display : Fab 5 Freddy (New York), Lee Quiñones (New York), Futura (New York), Margaret Kilgallen (San Francisco), Swoon (New York), Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles), Os Gemeos (São Paulo), and JR (Paris). MOCA’s exhibition will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture which will include a skate ramp designed by pro-skater Lance Mountain and artist Geoff McFetridge. Skate demonstrations by the Nike SB skate team will be held on-site for the duration of the exhibition.
APRIL 17–AUGUST 8, 2011 / THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA