Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 by News

Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture
Beautiful 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.

Exhibition
November 4 – December 17, 2005, CAM

Symposium | Angela Boatwright, Ryan McGinness and Christian Strike
Friday, November 4, 10am–Noon, MC270, USF Marshall Center, Free

Opening Reception
Friday, November 4, 7–9pm, CAM, Free

Film Series
Saturday, November 5, 1–3pm Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St, Tampa, 813.274.8982, Free

Blake High School Students Exhibition
Saturday, November 5, 5–7pm Transitions Gallery, Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E. Columbus Dr. Tampa, 813.621.6793, Free

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