Last year’s BEYOND THE STREETS festival in LA hosted the launch of a special edition 44-page zine by REVOK. This time around, the festival is being brought to the opposite coast, in Brooklyn, New York, and will display the works of over 150 artists.
BEYOND THE STREETS is a premier art exhibition that celebrates some of the most influential artists from around the world. This year’s space will cover over 100,000 square feet, taking place on two floors of Twenty Five Kent — a creative office building located in North Williamsburg. Dubbed “Monumental Graffiti & Street Art Exhibition,” the gallery will be curated by Roger Gastman, an urban anthropologist who specializes in graffiti history. Graffiti and various forms of public self-expression will be the focus of this year’s works.
Featured artists include such names as Takashi Murakami, Jean-Michel Basquiat, FUTURA, Mark Gonzales, Cleon Peterson and Guerrilla Girls, to mention a few. Taking the form of immersive installations, pieces like Shepard Fairey‘s Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent, large-scale figures by Murakami, an expansive collection of Beastie Boys artifacts, a room of puppets made of trash by Paul INSECT and BAST, and even an operating tattoo parlor by Bert Krak & Alexis Ross will be highlighted. Films, lectures and performances will also be included in the exhibition.
As a bonus, a curated gift shop will be present, housing several limited-edition artist collaborations that come in the form of apparel, prints, books, toys and other collectibles. One notable feature is a special adidas capsule where proceeds will go to the Harold Hunter Foundation.
Scroll below to see the address of the exhibition as well as the list of artists that will be featured.
BEYOND THE STREETS
25 Kent Avenue
C.R. Stecyk III
Fab 5 Freddy
Glen E. Friedman
Husk Mit Navn
Kilroy Was Here
Nina Chanel Abney
STAY HIGH 149
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We are thrilled to announce @beyondthestreetsart is heading to New York City this Summer! Our new home opens its doors Friday, June 21st in Brooklyn, NY. The show celebrates society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with a sprawling showcase of work by more than 150 artists from around the world. Continuing our mission to elevate the artform and defy conventions, BEYOND THE STREETS New York will take over two floors of @twentyfivekent , a new creative office building located on the waterfront in North Williamsburg. The exhibition will be comprised of more than 100,000 square feet of space and feature programming including performances, lectures and films. Curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist @rogergastman, BEYOND THE STREETS examines the fundamental human need for public self-expression, highlighting artists with roots in graffiti and street art whose work has evolved into highly disciplined studio practices, alongside important cultural figures inspired by these art forms. For New York, the travelling art experience takes an expanded look at the role of music and the theme of artist activism. TICKETS AND INFO: BEYONDTHESTREETS.COM Be sure to get your tickets to this monumental experience of Graffiti, Street Art & Beyond. Link in bio! #beyondthestreets #nyc #newyork