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Tag, You Are It

August 3, 2011

It’s your turn to head Downtown.

Learn your “tag” and “bombing” from your “wildstyle” at:

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Art in the Streets exhibition is closing on Monday, so prepare your Westside mind for the journey now. Then, get up and at ‘em this weekend and go East. I know it’s a bit of a drive, but where else can you see a congregated mass of your generation’s art? Instead of driving around L.A. with your Glock, you can just go inside a respectable gallery space with a/c and a lovely gift store to remember it always. Derive your own commentary for this controversial show. Whether you enjoy graffiti or not, it provokes your thoughts on freedom of speech, lays out how this art form evolved, maps the cities that bred these hoodlums and revisits the question “what is art?”.  Maybe you can spot Banksy or a space invader too. It’s like finding Waldo, but with way more street cred. We all know you could use a little street cred.

So zip up that hoodie, string up your high tops or slide on those hipster glasses and get submerged in the culture. Then, you will have something new to say at that next party. Either this or as Chris Rock says ”Why don’t you go out and get kidnapped, have some new shit happen to you?”

To prepare and get excited, you can catch up on some of my favorite street artists:

P.S. If you make it there on Sunday, there is some sort of event called Yarn Bombing. I don’t know exactly what it is, but there will be a demonstration at 6:30pm on a series of cars in the parking lot adjacent to the museum. So maybe park somewhere else, or park there and be included.  Let me know what happens.

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