Monday, September 26, 2011
Greg: Swoon and Art in the Streets
For discussion on Oct. 3, Greg's group will read and discuss:
= Swoon interviewed by Lydia Yee in the catalog for the L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art's 2011 "Art in the Streets" exhibit. If you get a chance, check out her exhibit at Boston's ICA (pictured in process above).
= Bansky interviewed by Shepard Fairey.
= Christopher Knight, "MOCA's 'Art in the Streets' gets the big picture wrong."
= Benjamin Kabak "The Graffiti Debate: Glorifying art or vandalism?"
Some questions to consider: What does it mean to do art in the streets? Why do art in the streets? Does it have a different tone than art in galleries and museums? How does it critique gallery and museum culture? Do you agree with this critique? How is "street art" like and unlike other public art? What happens when "street art" is brought into galleries and museums? Who are the audiences for art? How do we reach them? Why do we want to reach them? What are we trying to share?