Language of the Wall
Graffiti / Street Art
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
9 Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art
19 A Counterculture to the Museum: Urban Art Challenging the Institution
25 A Movement of Multiples Forms: Urban Contemporary Art
Nicolas Chenus & Samantha Longhi
31 Graffiti, Street Art, Muralism… What If We Stop Confusing Them?
39 Re-Mixing Art History
43 The Faith of Graffiti
65 Collecting Street Art / Urban Art
69 On the Early Days of Hip Hop Culture with Turbo and Ulaş
Roxane Ayral, Tunç “Turbo” Dindaş, Ulaş Demiröz
Today, graffiti and street art have moved out of their underground era and are no longer recognized as vandalism, but rather as a global art movement. Since the 1990s, the appreciation for graffiti and street art in Turkey has increased significantly having influenced not only a small artistic circle, but several generations, and with the exhibition Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art, this art form is presented in a museum setting for the first time. Curated by Roxane Ayral, the exhibition aimed to offer a historic insight with its selection of international and local artists; by bringing together the current dynamics of the street, different styles and aesthetic notions and addressing the movement alongside other disciplines such as photography and music.
The exhibition catalogue features commissioned works by 22 artists from different generations and disciplines, from America, Germany, France, Japan, as well as Turkey, along with selected photographs from the archive of leading artists Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Hugh Holland. Substantial essays on graffiti and street art culture are also included in the catalogue.
Publication year: 2014
Page number: 268