Great retrospective of Henry Chalfant at the CEART in Madrid, we are painting at the Urban Skills festival in Alcoy but from here all our support!! ___________________________________________
HENRY CHALFANT. "ART IS NOT A CRIME, 1977 - 1987"
Curator: Suso33 @suso33
Pics: JEOSM @jeosmphoto
Rooms A and B
From September 27 to November 18, 2018
Inauguration September 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Art Is Not a Crime 1977-1987 is the first major retrospective devoted to the work of photographer and documentary maker Henry Chalfant (United States, 1940), the greatest ambassador of the graffiti culture. The exhibition was born as a tribute, with the intention of valuing his figure and his work, true visual anthropology of an artistic movement, that of graffiti, which has transformed the urban landscape and the contemporary culture of the last decades.
The project celebrates the 35th anniversary of the premiere of its legendary documentary Style Wars and the edition of the book Subway Art, thanks to which the whole world knew the existence of graffiti on subway cars and hip-hop culture, which changed forever the way of understanding, experiencing and relating to art in the city.
The exhibition has been curated by SUSO33, one of the most important graffiti writers in our country, who has been experimenting with action painting, muralism, performance, installation and video art for three decades. For years, he has maintained a close relationship with Henry Chalfant, whom he considers a mentor, and in this show he has wanted to pay tribute to him. "The impulse that has led me to organize this show is the debt that so many graffiti writers feel towards Henry Chalfant, who universalized a culture that many young people adopt as ours." (SUSO33)