BEYOND THE STREETS features elaborate, immersive, site-specific installations, environments, and visual textures which include:
- Full-size, playable handball court complete with site-specific artwork by famed NYC artist Lee Quiñones drawing inspiration from his lion mural in 1982.
- FAILE’s Temple, is a highly interactive, life size construction of ceramic, steel, mosaics and prayer wheels that re-conceives historical references from sacred structures that invite play and contemplation from the audience.
- A historical recreation of the Venice Pavilion, the legendary graffiti and skate destination in Venice Beach. Developed in partnership with adidas Skateboarding, the fully skateable installation will feature graffiti from iconic writers from the Venice Beach community.
- An outdoor garden installation by Ron Finley, the LA-based artivist and community leader known for ‘gangsta gardening’ projects (deemed illegal by city officials) to bring food sources back to inner city communities.
- LA’s own MISTER CARTOON creates a cathedral like installation that reflects his relationship with religion; questioning the spiritual and religious iconography that is prevalent in Chicano art and creating a body of work that reflects his un-spiritual awakening. In Southern California, the home of the strip mall church, Cartoon notes: “If they can make a church so can I, mine is just non-dogmatic and showcases the artistic beauty of religion.”
- AIKO brings her take on sexuality, eroticism and female empowerment within a strip club styled room, inspired by Western red light districts and Japanese Shunga (16th century erotic art).
- HuskMitNavn’s drawing room is packed with art supplies, instructions and comfortable chairs, giving you an opportunity to rest your back and have a go at creating your own 3D paper drawing, HuskMitNavn style.
- John Ahearn’s life size “Swimmers" wall is like a vintage beach scene postcard. Racers jumping at the starting gun, their original figures have been installed on a wall in Caguas, Puerto Rico since 2004.
- Large-scale graphic banners from renowned feminist activist artist collective Guerrilla Girls