ANNOUNCING "BEYOND THE STREETS," THE DEFINITIVE SHOWCASE OF GRAFFITI & STREET ART

ANNOUNCING BEYOND THE STREETS, THE DEFINITIVE SHOWCASE OF GRAFFITI AND STREET ART. COME WITNESS THE EVOLUTION OF AN ART FORM IN 40,000+ SQUARE FEET OF IMMERSIVE EXHIBITS & ENVIRONMENTS.

ORIGINAL WORKS FROM SHEPARD FAIREY, JASON REVOK, FUTURA 2000, RETNA, LADY PINK, DASH SNOW, C.R. STECYK III, GUERRILLA GIRLS, BARRY McGEE, CHAZ, LEE QUIÑONES, FAILE, SWOON, INVADER, KENNY SCHARF, HAZE, FELIPE PANTONE, GORDON MATTA-CLARK, MARTHA COOPER, TAKI 183 plus DENNIS HOPPER, TAKASHI MURAKAMI AND MANY MORE.

CURATED BY ROGER GASTMAN, THE ONE-OF-A-KIND, TOURING EXHIBITION DEBUTS IN LOS ANGELES MAY 6, 2018, AND WILL RUN THROUGH JULY 6, THEN HEADS TO NEW YORK, WITH MORE LOCATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

TICKETS & INFO: BEYONDTHESTREETS.COM
BEYOND THE STREETS (BTS) is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, celebrating the soaring heights to which the world's most recognizable modern art movement has risen. Curated by author and historian Roger Gastman, graffiti's foremost authority, BTS is a groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more throughout 40,000+ square feet of industrial indoor and outdoor space.
The exhibition opens to the public in Los Angeles on May 6, 2018Tickets for the event will be available for purchase in advance at BEYONDTHESTREETS.COM.
Over 100 artists featured, including Shepard Fairey, Jason REVOK, FUTURA 2000, LADY PINK, Lee Quiñones, INVADER, HAZE, SWOON, Guerrilla Girls, Barry McGee, Stephen Powers, CHAZ, FAILE, Kenny Scharf, Dash Snow, Jenny Holzer, C.R. Stecyk III, Felipe Pantone, Maripol, RETNA, Gordon Matta-Clark, Martha Cooper, TAKI 183 plus Dennis Hopper, Takashi Murakami, Mark Mothersbaugh and many more iconic artists.
BEYOND THE STREETS will feature elaborate, site-specific artist installations that immerse attendees. Installations will include:
  • Large-scale graphic banners from renowned feminist activist artist collective Guerrilla Girls
  • Full-size, playable handball court complete with site-specific artwork by famed NYC artist Lee Quiñones, drawing inspiration from his lion mural in 1982
  • 40' x 20' double-sided painting by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, circularly hung so viewers can walk inside and be surrounded by the artwork
  • FAILE's Temple, a highly interactive, life-size construction of ceramic, steel, mosaics and prayer wheels that re-conceives historical references from sacred structures and invites play and contemplation from the audience
For its inaugural show in Los AngelesBTS pays homage to its host city's role as a diverse epicenter of art and culture of both past and present. Some of the Los Angeles-specific highlights are:
  • The Venice Pavilion, a historical re-creation of the legendary graffiti and skate destination in Venice Beach. Developed in partnership with adidas Skateboarding, the fully skateable installation will feature graffiti from iconic writers from the Venice Beach community.
  • An outdoor garden installation by Ron Finley, the L.A.-based artivist and community leader known for "gangsta gardening" projects (deemed illegal by city officials) to bring food sources back to inner-city communities.
The exhibition will also offer dynamic programming in the form of performances, lectures and films, along with a partnership with non-profit STOKED Mentoring and adidas Skateboarding to provide educational workshops for the inner-city youth of L.A.
A curated gift shop will feature limited-edition prints, books and collectibles, including a capsule collection developed with adidas Skateboarding, artist-edition Montana Colors spray paint cans featuring Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and limited-edition Shepard Fairey fiberglass chairs by Modernica.
The show is supported through partnerships with adidas SkateboardingDiscover Los Angeles, Modernica
Montana Colors, NPR and Steel Partners Foundation.
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.
Additional curation by Editor in Chief of Juxtapoz Magazine Evan Pricco, author and historian Caleb Neelon, and legendary NYC graffiti writer and historian David "CHINO" Villorente. Director of the MCA Denver Adam Lerner 
serves as a curatorial advisor. The exhibition is produced by Ian Mazie.
MISSION STATEMENT
BEYOND THE STREETS celebrates the global movement of graffiti and street art, exploring fundamental human themes: mark making and rule breaking. BEYOND THE STREETS is not intended to be a historical retrospective but rather an examination of cultural outlaws who embody the spirit of the graffiti and street art culture.

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
AIKO
Al Diaz
Alicia McCarthy
André Saraiva
Andrew Schoultz
Anthony Lister
BANDO
 
Barry McGee
BAST
Ben Jones
Bill Barminski
Bill Daniel
BLADE
buZ blurr
 
Charlie Ahearn
CHAZ Bojórquez
 
Claudia Gold 
COCO 144
CORNBREAD
Craig Costello
C.R. Stecyk III
CRASH
DABSMYLA
Dan Witz
Dash Snow
DAZE
DELTA
Dennis Hopper
 
Eddie Martinez
EINE
Estevan Oriol
FAILE
FAITH XLVII
 
Felipe Pantone
FREEDOM                  

FUTURA 2000
Gajin Fujita
Globe Poster
Gordon Matta-Clark
 
Greg "CRAOLA" Simkins
Guerrilla Girls
 
HACER
HAZE
Henry Chalfant
Herbert Migdoll
 
HuskMitNavn
INVADER
 
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jenny Holzer
Jim Prigoff
John Ahearn
KATSU
 
KC Ortiz
Keith Haring
Kenny Scharf
Kilroy Was Here
Kristofferson San Pablo
LADY PINK
LAZAR 
Lee Quiñones
Maripol
Mark Mothersbaugh
Martha Cooper
Maya Hayuk
Michael Lawrence
Mister Cartoon
MODE 2
Pat Riot
 
Patrick Martinez 
Paul Insect

POSE PRAY
Randall Harrington
RETNA
Jason 
REVOK 
Richard Colman 
RIMERISK 
Ron English
Ron Finley 
Ruby Neri 
SABER
Sam Friedman
 
SANE
SMITH
Sayre Gomez
SEEN
Shepard Fairey
SHOE
 
SJK 171
SLICK
 
SNAKE 1
Stephen Powers
SWOON
Takashi Murakami
TAKI 183
Tim Conlon
Timothy Curtis
Todd James
 
VHILS
Victor REYES
ZESER
+ more to be announced


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