One of our favourite exhibitions we caught last year in LA has made its way over to the East Coast. For those unfamiliar, Beyond The Streets it is an exhibition centring on street art and graffiti, which of course was born in New York. This time around the exhibition is spread across two floors and 100,000 square feet of space at Twenty Five Kent in Brooklyn and features 150 artists from across the globe including Shepard Fairey, Futura, DABSMYLA, Felipe Pantone, Maya Hayuk, Takashi Murakami and many more.
Curated by urban anthropologist and graffiti historian Roger Gastman, the exhibition aims to examine “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.” The New York exhibition is truly unique including numerous new additions and themes including a look at the role of music through an extensive installation of Beastie Boys ephemera and artifacts spanning 4-decades, the US debut of Shepard Fairey’s 30th Anniversary show “Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent,” a functioning tattoo parlor by Bert Krak & Alexis Ross, a room of puppets made of trash by Paul INSECT and BAST, a wall of Jenny Holzer’s truisms, and so much more.
The exhibition also features curated programming including lectures, film screenings, and live performances.
Scroll through some of our photos from the exhibition below and head to their website for tickets and full artist listing.