"BEYOND THE STREETS" Is Headed to Brooklyn in a Massive Graffiti and Street Art Exhibition
BEYOND THE STREETS, the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and beyond, announced today that it's heading to the art form's epicenter; New York City, on June 21st. The show celebrates more than 150 of society's most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with a sprawling showcase of work from around the world.
Continuing a mission to elevate the genre and defy conventions, BEYOND THE STREETS New York will take over two floors of Twenty Five Kent, a new creative building located on the waterfront in North Williamsburg. Comprised of more than 100,000 square feet of space and feature programming, the exhibit includes performances, lectures, and films, curated by graffiti historian, urban anthropologist, and author 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, this traveling art expo takes an expanded look at the role of music and the theme of artist activism.
BEYOND THE STREETS opens at 25 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY on June 21st for a limited run. For tickets, hours of operation and more information, please visit: BEYONDTHESTREETS.COM
With many immersive installations, dynamic art forms burst off the walls and surround attendees with tactile experiences, including the U.S. debut of Shepard Fairey's 30th Anniversary, Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent, a special Beastie Boys installation featuring artifacts, and ephemera from the band's prolific four-decade history, oversized sculptures by FUTURA and Cleon Peterson, a wall of Jenny Holzer truisms, a functioning tattoo parlor by Bert Krak & Alexis Ross, a room full of literally trashy puppets by Paul Insect and BAST, works by Takashi Murakami, Guerrilla Girls, and much more.
BEYOND THE STREETS also offers a curated gift shop developed exclusively for the New York exhibition, With more than 150 items, including a variety of apparel, collectibles, prints, books, toys, home goods, 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.
BEYOND THE STREETS TEAM
Curator: Roger Gastman
Co-Curators: Sacha Jenkins SHR, Evan Pricco, David CHINO Villorente
Producer: Ian Mazie & Pressure Point Creative