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Art of The Street – Film Series – Screening 5: Street Art. Painting in the City: London, Paris, Madrid
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An in-depth investigation of street art, stickers, posters, graffiti and culture jamming.
PRSC is pleased to invite you to Art of The Street, a series of 5 films followed by a discussion, focused on providing a wider understanding of the origins of Graffiti Art, its further developments and influences in contemporary culture.
The term Graffiti Arts has been used since the late 70’s to define text-based tagging (personalised signature) and drawings on walls and trains. Since then, Graffiti Art had followed an organic development of expressive tools as a commentary of our urban environment and culture jamming. Messages of peace, friendship, denial of restrictions, protest, etc. convey a commentary around the city we live in and encourage debates on the ownership of the public space.
The constant flux of influences ranging from design, publicity, the contemporary art stream and its questioning contributes to define the visual and engaging urban art we see every day.
Screening 5: Street Art. Painting in the City: London, Paris, Madrid, 2008
The term ‘street art’ has evolved to define the more visual and engaging aspects of urban art, as opposed to simply text-based graffiti and tagging. This film follows cult figures such as Blek Le Rat, Nano 4814, Nuria, Sweet Toof, NoNose and Eine as they work on the pavements of Paris, London and Madrid and create new pieces. It discusses the varying approaches to street art in these three cities. It also introduces some of the artists taking part in the first ever street art exhibition at Tate Modern in 2008, and explores the rapidly expanding commercial market that is turning street artists into big earners at the auction houses. What does this newfound profitable aspect mean for this formerly underground and anti-establishment scene?
Duration: 22 mins
Doors open at 7pm, the film will start at 7.30pm followed by a short discussion.
Suggested donation £5 for a beer/soft drink and pop-corn.