Street Art Street Life

Great exhibit in the Bronx Museum. Guest curator Lydia Yee identifies the street as a pervasive and cohesive
thread binding today’s vanguard artists and photographers to those of preceding generations.

The far ranging exhibition, one of the largest to consider the subject, examines this fascination in Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now.

Robert Frank, William Klein, Jacques de la Villeglé, Yoko Ono, Vito Acconci, Martha Rosler, Sophie Calle, Nikki S. Lee and Francis Alÿs are among those represented by street photography, documentation of performances and ephemeral actions, videos, and art objects fashioned from found materials. New works by Xaviera Simmons and Fatimah Tuggar, co-commissioned by the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Public Art Fund, will spill out onto
the Bronx’s widely featured boulevard, the Grand Concourse, and with a special commission, Blank Noise Project from India will make its U.S. debut.

The photographs I liked the best were taken by Jamel Shabazz. Here is my favourite:


We also bought his book. To me it really seems that street art, hip hop have very close connections to 2.0 thinking. It always occurs to me when I dawdle around with my son in all these sneaker and hip hop stores. I love the atmosphere, I love the kids hanging out there and I most definitely enjoy their colors!

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