It’s been a really good year for the world of graffiti and street art. Wooster Collective celebrated its twelfth anniversary as a leading urban arts initiative, and more and more notable museums have been including street art into their collections and exhibiting the work of fringe artists. Soon, an event is scheduled to take place at The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Bronx Lab that will experiment with, and create a dialogue surrounding our contemporary understanding of street art.
Bronx Lab is a test site for new ideas at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and often acts a space that is designed to showcase more radical works than the museum itself. According to the museum, “Bronx Lab serves as a center axis connecting education and curatorial initiatives, exploring the past, present, and future of the Bronx.” Here you’ll find various exhibitions, public programming, and hands-on activities that act as a lens into the culture of the Bronx as a diverse community and culturally rich borough.
On September 29th, Bronx Lab will host “Street Art on the Grand Concourse,” a celebration of public art in the Bronx that includes a free guided walking tour and a graffiti-inspired art activity led by Lady K-Fever. The event is part of a series that is centered around the theme of “Public Art.” What better way to showcase the community’s arts culture than with a first look at the street art that fills the area’s walls, creating vibrant works of art from blank slates?
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is particularly excited to host Lady K-Fever, an artist and activist who got her start in the art world while writing about graffiti culture in the 1990s. Lady K-Fever is an inter-disciplinary Bronx-based artist who continues to create public murals in her borough and around the world. She is a strong female presence in the male-dominated graffiti world, and was also a key figure in the Riot Grrrl movement of the ‘90s.
Make sure not to miss out on “Street Art on the Grand Concourse” on September 29th at The Bronx Museum of the Arts!