Coinciding with Singapore Art Week, the ArtScience Museum in Singapore just opened the exhibition Art From the Streets (curated by gallerist and author Magda Danysz). Running until the June 3rd, the show traces 40 years of Street Art, from its countercultural beginnings to its extraordinary rise as a major phenomenon in contemporary art featuring over 200 artworks from international artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Invader, JR, Blek le Rat, Swoon and Vhils among others. The showing reflects the evolution of street art, charting the diverse artistic techniques employed by artists through the decades and showing how technology has created new expressive avenues for artists.
ArtScience Museum has also invited 10 prominent street artists to take over the museum’s galleries, to create new site-specific artworks for the exhibition including UK post-graffiti artist, Remi Rough, Argentinian-Spanish artist, Felipe Pantone; Paris-based Moroccan artist, Tarek Benaoum; Polish graphic designer and illustrator, M-City; French street artists, Ludo, YZ and Zevs; Yogyakarta-based artist, Eko Nugroho and Singaporean urban artists, Speak Cryptic and Sheryo & Yok.
In addition to an installation, Remi Rough was asked to paint a mural in an area known as Little India. He sent us some exclusive pictures from the opening as well as an Oscar style selfie with the artist team.
In parallel to the exhibition, the museum has developed an extensive programme of discussions, film screenings, performances and workshops. More details on here.
Photos courtesy of Remi Rough and Marina Bay Sands.