BEYOND THE STREETS: Graffiti & Street Art Exhibition Debuts in Brooklyn

Vandalism As Contemporary Art

MONUMENTAL GRAFFITI & STREET ART EXHIBITION

BEYOND THE STREETS COMES TO BROOKLYN

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BEYOND THE STREETS, the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, announced 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.

Continuing its mission to elevate the art form and defy conventions, BEYOND THE STREETS New York will take over two floors of Twenty Five Kent, a new creative office building located on the waterfront 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.

Curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, BEYOND THE STREETS 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.

The show is developed in partnership with adidas Originals and adidas Skateboarding as a platform for creativity and Perrier, longtime supporters of the art world. Additional support provided by Modernica, Montana Colors, NPR, NTWRK, Twenty Five Kent and WNYC.

Artwork above by Kenny Scharf

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

A-ONE

AIKO

Al Diaz

Alexis Ross

Alicia McCarthy

André Saraiva

Barry McGee

BAST

Beastie Boys

Bert Krak

Bill Barminski

Bill Daniel

BLADE

Broken Fingaz

Buddy Esquire

buZ blurr

Carlos Mare

Carl Weston

Cey Adams

C.R. Stecyk III

Charlie Ahearn

Chaz Bojórquez

Claudia Gold

Cleon Peterson

COCO 144

Conor Harrington

Corita Kent

Craig Costello

CRASH

DABSMYLA

Dan Witz

Dash Snow

DAZE

DEFER

Dennis Hopper

Doze Green

EARSNOT

Estevan Oriol

Fab 5 Freddy

FAILE

Faith XLVII

Felipe Pantone

FREEDOM

FUTURA 2000

Gajin Fujita

Glen E. Friedman

Gordon Matta-Clark

Guerrilla Girls

Eric Haze

Henry Chalfant

Herb Migdoll

HuskMitNavn

INVADER

Jane Dickson

Jason REVOK

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jenny Holzer

Jim Prigoff

John Ahearn

John Fekner

John Tsombikos

Joe Conzo

José Parlá

KATSU

KC Ortiz

Keith Haring

Kenny Scharf

Kilroy Was Here

LADY PINK

LAZAR

LEE Quiñones

Lisa Kahane

MADSAKI

Maripol

Mark Gonzales

Mark Mothersbaugh

Martha Cooper

Matt Weber

Maya Hayuk

Michael Lawrence

MIKE 171

MISS 17

Mister CARTOON

Nina Chanel Abney

NOC 167

Pat Riot

Patrick Martinez

Paul Insect

POSE

PRAY

Rammellzee

Randall Harrington

RETNA

Richard Colman

Richard Hambleton

RIME

RISK

Ron English

Ruby Neri

SABER

Sam Friedman

SANESMITH

Sayre Gomez

Shepard Fairey

SJK 171

SLICK

SNAKE 1

snipe1

STAY HIGH 149

Stephen Powers

SWOON

Takashi Murakami

TAKI 183

TATS CRU

TENGAone

Tim Conlon

Timothy Curtis

Todd James

Trash Records

UGA

VHILS

ZESER

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Roger Gastman is a curator, graffiti historian, urban anthropologist and collector who Forbes says, “has made a career of being the cultural connector between street artists and the art world.”BEYOND THE STREETS is Gastman’s dynamic follow-up to Art in the Streets, the graffiti and street art retrospective that broke MoCA Los Angeles’ attendance record with 220,000 visitors. Gastman founded and co-published Swindle magazine with Shepard Fairey, co-authored The History of American Graffiti and co-produced the Oscar-nominated Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.

BEYOND THE STREETS opens at 25 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY on June 21st for a limited time. For tickets, hours of operation and more information, please visit: BEYONDTHESTREETS.COM.

BEYOND THE STREETS TEAM

Curator: Roger Gastman

Co-Curators: Sacha Jenkins SHR, Evan Pricco, David CHINO Villorente

Producer: Ian Mazie & Pressure Point Creativ

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