DATE & TIME
Monday 19th of June 2017
9:00 am – breakfast at Frith Street Gallery (Soho Square, 60 Frith Street, London W1D 3JJ)
9:30 am – departure for Shoreditch
1:30 pm – lunch
2:30 pm – end of the tour
We will meet for breakfast in a gallery in Soho at the Frith Street Gallery.
We will then leave for Shoreditch where we will admire murals and other street artworks. We’ll stop at Parasol Unit for the Monique Frydman exhibition as well as Alice Neel at Victoria Miro.
Lunch in Shoreditch.
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations. Stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art. Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century.
The terms « urban art », « guerrilla art », « independent public art », « post-graffiti », and « neo-graffiti » are also sometimes used when referring to artwork created in these contexts. Traditional spray-painted graffiti artwork itself is often included in this category, excluding territorial graffiti or pure vandalism.
Street art is often motivated by a preference on the part of the artist to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. Street artists sometimes present socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to attract attention to a cause or as a form of « art provocation ».
Street artists often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets.