Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture
Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 by News
Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street CultureBeautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture is an exhibition of multi-media art and design that explores the recent work of a diverse group of visual artists that have emerged from aspects of street culture loosely organized around the subcultures of skateboarding, graffiti, punk, and hip-hop in urban U.S. cities. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, film, video and performance by thirty individuals who have emerged over the last decade. This exhibition chronicles a 30-year span of multi-disciplinary street artists creating a generational lineage as well as important contributors Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness and Clare E. Rojas. The exhibition also examines the work of cultural producers who had a direct influence on the development of this generation of artists, Including Jean Michel-Basquiat, Larry Clark, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol. Beautiful Losers was organized by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Guest curated by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike with Réne de Guzman, Thom Collins and Matt Distel.
ExhibitionNovember 4 – December 17, 2005, CAM
Symposium | Angela Boatwright, Ryan McGinness and Christian StrikeFriday, November 4, 10am–Noon, MC270, USF Marshall Center, Free
Opening ReceptionFriday, November 4, 7–9pm, CAM, Free
Film SeriesSaturday, November 5, 1–3pm Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St, Tampa, 813.274.8982, Free
Blake High School Students ExhibitionSaturday, November 5, 5–7pm Transitions Gallery, Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, 813.621.6793, Free