Beyond the Streets coming to Williamsburg in June 2019

 

 

 

Lady Pink, Death of Graffiti via beyondthestreets.com

Beyond the Streets is a true celebration of street as canvas featuring over 150 artists descending on 25 Kent Street in Williamsburg this June.

The Event made its debut in LA’s Chinatown district last year with an exhibition and panel discussions hosted by legendary street art icons. So successful was this event, Beyond the Streets will bring this same magic to New York, celebrating “society’s most pervasive mark makers and rule breakers with a sprawling showcase of works by more than 150 artists from around the world.”

Lil’ Crazy Legs during shoot for Wild Style / Riverside Park, NY, 1983 / Photo © Martha Cooper. Image via beyondthestreets.com

The Event will cover two full floors of 25 Kent, a new creative office building located on the waterfront in North Williamsburg, and will include more than 100,000 square feet of space and feature programming including performances, lectures and films.

The show features numerous immersive installations, bringing the dynamic art forms off the walls and surrounding attendees with tactile experiences, including the U.S. debut of “Facing The Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent,” Shepard Fairey’s 30th Anniversary, a special Beastie Boys installation featuring artifacts and ephemera from the band’s prolific 4-decade history, oversized sculptures by FUTURA and Cleon Peterson, a wall of Jenny Holzer’s truisms, a functioning tattoo parlor by Bert Krak & Alexis Ross, a room of puppets by Paul INSECT and BAST made of trash, works by Takashi Murakami, Guerrilla Girls and much more.

Beyond the Streets will also feature a curated gift shop with more than 150 items developed exclusively for the New York exhibition. The shop will feature a variety of apparel, collectibles, prints, books, toys, home goods and accessories, including several limited-edition artist collaborations and a special capsule collection developed with adidas with proceeds benefiting NYC action sports charity Harold Hunter Foundation.

Maya Haluk via beyondthestreets.com

Beyond the Streets NYC will be on view from June 21 through August, 2019. Get Tickets Here. The Event is presented by Roger Gastman, Art Direction + Lead Curator with co-curators ~ Evan Pricco, David CHINO Villorente and Sacha Jenkins SHR, and produced by Ian Mazie, Pressure Point Creative.

The show is developed in partnership with adidas Originals and adidas Skateboarding as a platform for creativity and Perrier, longtime supporters of the art world. Additional support provided by Modernica, Montana Colors, NPR, NTWRK, Twenty Five Kent and WNYC.

Want more street art? Check out the 68th floor of 4 World Trade, The Mural Project, The Bowery Wall, The Graffiti Wall of Fame, The Audubon Mural Project, Behind the scenes in El Barrio with #100GatesProject, and Studio in the Street at National Arts Club through June 14, 2019 to name just a very few in the New York area.

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