Virtual group show
From the 3rd of April 2018
A WALK INTO STREET ART
Curated by Yannick Boesso, Urban Art Fair director
For UMA’s second exhibition in virtual reality, Yannick Boesso, Urban Art Fair director, has selected some of the masterpieces of Street Art.
The visitor will be able to walk through the streets of a city that was dreamt and built for the occasion. Iconic walls by Banksy, JR, Obey, Jef Aerosol, Ernest Pignon Ernest rise up
next to graffiti by pioneers of the movement and historic 1980s New York subway trains. While the artworks often stay affixed to the places where they were created, UMA offers to make them travel beyond the constraints of reality. “A Walk Into Street Art” is a unique opportunity to discover an emblematic selection of one of the greatest art movements of our time in an unprecedented environment. Street Art is rocked by an endless quest for legitimacy when it comes to its relationship with museums or with the forefathers of graffiti. The exhibition in virtual reality on UMA answers this twofold aspiration by giving the artworks a museum space without breaking up with urban identity. Because of its diversity, its popularity and its integration into our time, Street Art acts as a prism for thought accessible to all. This is a strong argument for UMA, Universal Museum of Art, the first museum in virtual reality accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime, for free.
Free online exhition to visit on The UMA website.