Banksy intervenes – Art in the Streets free @ Moca on Mondays
Courtesy of Banksy, since this past Monday June 13th, the exhibition Art in the Streets is free every Monday from 11am to 5pm at the The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, until it ends, which is to say August 8, 2011.
“I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it,” the artist explained.
I went yesterday, and the Geffen turned into a massive, rich and exciting space. Artists are showcased on every corner of the space, sometimes directly on the walls. It’s a great opportunity to discover or rediscover this old expression from emerging as new art for some. And you can take pictures, which I wish I knew, because my phone obviously didn’t live up to the task. I’m planning to go back before it ends, and hopefully will bring at least the illustrated chronology for those who cannot attend.
If you haven’t seen Exit Through the Gift Shop by Banksy, I can only encourage you to do so. And if you’d like to see an overview of the worldwide state of Graffiti today, Bomb It by Jon Reiss is also a good reference. They are both available on Watch Instantly. (and I’m sure in many other places.)