This coming week in
San Diego, California there is a massive group exhibition
of todays street art elite.
It is a multifaceted exhibition that explores
the dialogue between artists and the urban landscape,
Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape
features works both in the Museum’s galleries as
well as at public sites throughout downtown San Diego.
Opening, July 17th, 7 – 10pm
July 18, 2010 – Jan 02, 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
MCASD Downtown, Jacobs Building
Members: Free / General: $20
The exhibition includes a diverse range
of 20 artists from 8 countries that are linked together
by how their work addresses urban issues — Akay
(Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.),
William Cordova (U.S.), Date Farmers (U.S.), Stephan Doitschinoff
[CALMA] (Brazil), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Dzine (U.S.), David
Ellis (U.S.), FAILE (U.S.), Shepard Fairey (U.S.), Invader
(France), JR (France), Barry McGee (U.S.), Ryan McGinness
(U.S.), Moris (Mexico), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Swoon (U.S.),
and Vhils (Portugal).
For more information please visit http://www.mcasd.org/exhibitions/616/viva-la-revolucion
For the first time in history, the majority
of the world’s population lives in urban communities.
The urban setting and its corresponding lifestyle are
major sources of inspiration in contemporary culture.
This is an historic revolution in visual culture, in which
the codes and icons of the everyday—found on the
streets in graffiti, signage, waste, tattoos, advertising,
and graphic design—have been appropriated and used
as an integral part of contemporary art-making. The urban
landscape inspires and serves as both a platform for innovation
and a vehicle for expression for many artists. The city
itself, its buildings, vehicles, people, and advertisements,
are not only the surface where the art is applied. The
city fuels the practice.
Viva la Revolución: A Dialogue
with the Urban Landscape is curated by guest curator Pedro
Alonzo and MCASD Associate Curator Lucía Sanromán.