On the occasion of the publication of l’Anthologie du Street Art by Magda Danysz at Alternatives Publishing (Gallimard), the gallery presents an exhibition that brings together some of the main actors of this artistic movement. Opening on the 24th of October, the same day as the book comes out, the exhibition highlights the work of the most talented artists of the movement from Futura to JonOne, Shepard Fairey, YZ and VHILS. The show provides a panorama of Street Art and points to the multiplicity of the movement.
Magda Danysz, a recognised expert in Street Art, endeavours to defend urban art as a major artistic movement of our time. She is proud to publish this book of 240 pages with almost 200 illustrations together with Alternatives Publishing, whose refined publications are recognized as a true reference in the matter.
Displaying the works of major artists from the movement such as Futura, legend of New York 70s graffiti scene and VHILS, a young artist who has already carved his portraits with a jackhammer on walls around the world, this exhibition allows us to understand the codes of the movement, its diversity and its constantly renewed techniques. Magda Danysz successfully shows within the pages of her book, as well as in this exhibition, how the Street Art movement has changed from stylized writing to a true artistic expression.
Beyond the works, Magda Danysz makes the gallery space available to artists. She invites them to perform in situ works that give a new dimension to the walls and floors of the gallery space. VHILS or JR invests the walls , and YZ inhabits the space with her sensual female figures, while JonOne and LUDO also work with the space. These unseen and ephemeral works are here to be discovered until the 28th of November.