Art and Culture…art review for “Art in the Streets”

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?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/04/art-review-art-in-the-streets-at-the-geffen-contemporary-at-moca.html

Art and Culture…a survey of graffiti and street art


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.
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.1983