MOCA LA Presents a History of Street Art

This summer at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, guests are invited to “the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art.” Art in the Streets traces the history of street art, starting from the 1970s up to the present day, concentrating on the key metropolitan areas of New York, L.A., San Francisco, London and Sao Paulo.

Of course, all this raises the question as to whether the presentation of street art in a museum doesn’t take away its inherent meaning and sense of identity as a form of underground, and often anonymous, artistic rebellion. Once street art has entered the mainstream gallery art scene does it not become purely aesthetic? or, worse, inevitably commercialized?

“Art in the Streets” runs through August 8th at MOCA in L.A.


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One Response to MOCA LA Presents a History of Street Art

  1. Hey, great blog. Noticed your post about MOCA’s exhibition earlier in the year – you might be interested in this post of mine!


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