Street and Studio: From Basquiat to Séripop
The street as a stage or site of creative action has acquired its own special role in art history: think of Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work stemmed directly from street culture, or Mark Jenkins irritating pedestrians with his subtle infiltration of human-like sculptures, or the participatory installations of Kader Attia. Each of the 30 artists contributing to this bilingual German-English volume has found ways to weave art strategies into the fabric of street culture. Street and Studio focuses on the street as a zone of creativity, and as a source of inspiration to young artists whose lives and art are marked by an urban and mobile lifestyle.
Accompanying the exhibition in the Kunsthalle Wien, 25 June – 10 October 2010, the catalog is dedicated to the Künstleratelier Strasse ("the street as artist studio") and presents alternative ways of shaping and dealing with public space, traces the line of tradition and introduces a new generation of contemporary artists.Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2010, paperback with diecut front cover, 360 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches.