BEYOND THE STREETS simply opened a brand new exhibition, BEYOND THE STREETS on Paper, on the Southampton Arts Heart in Southampton, New York, that includes over 500 works from over 100 artists devoted to the medium of works on paper. The exhibition will carry collectively a brand new perspective on the shifting dialogues in modern artwork. This would be the first exhibition in an ongoing collaboration between BEYOND THE STREETS and Southampton Arts Heart within the coming years. Positioned in the course of Southampton Village, the historic 150 year-old constructing that homes the Southampton Arts Heart presents an intimate venue to showcase the BEYOND THE STREETS collection. The present was curated by Kim Stephens and Evan Pricco.
BEYOND THE STREETS On Paper is each a historic homage to the earliest mark makers and rule breakers and a celebration of a necessary observe seen all through modern artwork. The present explores experimental processes to imaginative works seen on paper from artists who educated in, and had been impressed by, graffiti, avenue artwork, hip-hop, punk rock, zines and underground artwork. The exhibition explores that, with a democratization of supplies and floor, the intricateness of the ever-growing motion is each distinctive and revolutionary.
One of many defining traits of the underground artwork actions offered on this showcase are their historic roots in creating an area of inclusion and acceptance. Because the modern artwork world excelled in a type of gatekeeper curation, the artwork coming from these outsider cultures was immersed in shattering the established order’s definition of what artwork was and shall be. BEYOND THE STREETS On Paper champions the legacy of that historic problem to authority, presenting a up to date dialogue of particular person expression by way of a robust and self-governing neighborhood. That the works are on paper, a medium of intimacy, immediacy and the seeds of this tradition’s development into a global phenomenon, makes for a recent strategy to understanding the immense modifications now we have seen in modern artwork and society over the past 50 years.
Up to now, in two huge exhibits in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, BEYOND THE STREETS has helped create a completely new historic lexicon for which to take a look at modern artwork. Throughout the pandemic and social justice motion in America and across the globe since mid-2020, it felt like an essential step to facilitate a extra intimate dialog. From up and coming skills like Khari Turner and Sofia Enriquez to a few of the most influential names in artwork like Shepard Fairey and Swoon, that is about learning a centuries outdated observe and permitting the generations to talk to one another on equal floor.