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Organized by guest curator Lydia Yee, Street Art, Street Life examines the street as subject matter, venue, and source of inspiration for artists and photographers from the late 1950s to the present. This far ranging exhibition, one of the largest to consider the subject, includes street photography; documentation of performance, events, and artworks presented in the street; works using material from the street; and examples of street culture by more than thirty artists including William Klein, Lee Friedlander, Raymond Hains, Vito Acconci, Martha Rosler, Sophie Calle, David Hammons, Jamel Shabazz, and Francis Alÿs, among others. Open House To celebrate the opening of Street Art Street Life, the Bronx Museum will sponsor a grand street fair on the sidewalk immediately in front of the Museum on Sunday, September 14, from 12 – 6pm. Highlights include live D.J. and performances, arts activities for families, street food, and local artisans. * A coach bus will be available on the south east corner of Lexington Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets for transportation to the Open House at 2pm. The bus will leave at 1:30pm and return to the same location at 5:00 pm. To RSVP, please call 718.681.6000 x120. Catalogue The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Aperture, New York, co-published a comprehensive 114-page catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition. Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now includes essays by Lydia Yee; Katherine A. Bussard, assistant curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago; and Frazer Ward Street Art, Street Life is made possible by the Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award; JPMorgan Chase Foundation, a MetLife Foundation Museum and Community Connections grant; and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and Etant donnés: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art.


Martha Rosler at the Bronx Museum