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ArtScience Museum Frames 40 Years Of Street Art To Its Walls

From the streets to the gallery.

BY Wayne Cheong | Feb 6, 2018 | Arts

Felipe Pantone (b. 1986). Untitled, Mural in Montreal, 2016. Spray Paint. Study for live installation in Art from the Streets exhibition at ArtScience Museum, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Street art has become so ubiquitous, it’s starting to lose its chequered mark of vandalism. It has now become something that is put up in museums, deliberated over by docents and admired by the public. 

The ArtScience Museum presents Art from the Streets, an exhibition that lays out 40 years of street art, from its countercultural roots to its current acceptance. Work from artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Futura will be shown as well as live paintings on-site by local artists, Speak Cryptic and Yok & Sheryo, and Spain’s Felipe Pantone and Indonesia’s Eko Nugroho.

Art from the Streets is held at the ArtScience Museum and will run until June 8.