The exhibition Art in the Streets in Los Angeles becomes the starting point to make a documentary on the history of the movement of graffiti and street art. It’s called Outside In, directed by Alex Stapleton was screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.
The exhibition commissioned by Jeffrey Deitch at MOCA in Los Angeles gets the chance to stop and think: Why take the street art in museums and galleries? Because everything that was produced is then inexorably passed away, the historical memory and there are many cases of crew, artists, characters who, possibly, may never have existed. No one has documented the experience.
Here’s how you justify this step ‘from outside to inside’ (Outside in), where the physical presence of a work over time draws another space for reflection on the movement of street culture. Inside the video (which we hope will come soon in Italy), Shepard Fairey will find that you ask, “Why public expression, non-commercial use, is deemed criminal?” And you’ll be introduced more or less famous artists: Lee Quinones, Swoon, Future , Mister Cartoon, REVOKE, Martha Cooper, and italian Gusmano Cesaretti, which became an American pioneer of graffiti art, documenting, as a photographer, the golden age of the movement.