Macro museum street art exhibitionNicola
The Macro, Rome’s MOMA if you will, has a fab new exhibit ‘Cross the Streets’ looking at 40 years of street art and writing. The importance of street art as a unique avant-garde is explored in it’s different mediums, such as advertising, fashion, music, and film.
Techniques and styles discussed are graffiti, pop-surrealism, stencil art, photography, and film. As the main curator of the exhibition, Paulo von Vacano explains, “a revolution occurs when the street enters the museum, and when the museum becomes the street”. In the exhibition catalogue, he states that surviving the streets means that you can rule the world, pointing to a number of urban creatives who became famous, coming from the streets. “The street watches and the street governs”, continues von Vacano, “the street is one of the cursors on the contemporary art map, which governs much of what is going on in the art world.”
Over 200 works are on display, bringing us artists such as Mike Giant, WK Interact, Sten and Lex, Will Barras, Cope2, Jeremy Fish, Doze Green, Roa, Chaz, Swoon, Fafi, Koralie, Bo130, Miss Van, Hyuro, Microbo, Galo, 2501, Invader, Moneyless, Giacomo Spazio, Solomostry, Shepard Fairey, Agostino Iacurci, and Mosa One, among others.
The representatives of pop-surrealism are also present with their works, including Ray Caesar, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, Yosuke Ueno, Kazuki Takamatsu, and Ron English’s toys.
The Cross the Streets show at the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Via Nizza 138, opens on May 7th, and will be on view until October 1st, 2017.
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Don’t miss it!