Last week, I brought up a few questions regarding a new exhibition, “Art in the Streets”, at MOCA, Los Angeles. Apparently the opening of this show has led to the creation of additional works outside the museum walls. However, this “final validation of graffiti as an art form”, does not have the support of the LA police. Which brings us full circle to my questions last week, the same, article author, ADAM NAGOURNEY mentions in this NY Times article.
Art in the Streets, opened this weekend, April 17, 2011 (on view until August 8, 2011) at MOCA, Los Angeles. It is “the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art”.
What are your thoughts? Does Street Art lose its ‘shock-value’ when you move it from the streets to a gallery? Is graffiti now “an icon requiring our submission” when placed within museum walls? Although its influence has been seen in fashion and art, how does an exhibition like this change an art medium that has for so long been disregarded by the art history world?
Art in the Streets, opening April 17, 2011 and running through August 8, 2011 at MOCA, Los Angeles, will be “the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art”. The exhibition will cover the evolution of graffiti and street arts from the 1970s to what it has become today.