Art In the Streets Not Heading to Brooklyn Museum?Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 22 Jun 2011
We added the question mark because we feel nothing is final, but it looks like the major graffiti and street art examination, Art In the Streets, currently at Los Angeles' MOCA, will not be heading to the Brooklyn Museum next, as previously planned.
Brooklyn Museum Director, Arnold Lehman, made the announcement, citing “severe reductions in financial support that require the Museum to make very tough decisions in light of the challenges facing us in the coming fiscal year. With no major funding in place, we cannot move ahead.”
What is a major disappointment is the fact that Art In the Streets curators Deitch, Rose, and Gastman made the clear decision to make NYC the birthplace of their retrospective show. The fact that it will not be seen in the mecca of graffiti and street art that is NYC (as well as close to other East Coast staple cities), will hopefully be settled and placed in another instituition. And with the crowds lining at the MOCA, whatever museum takes the show will, we assume, see great rewards.
Thank you to Slamxhype.