23 May – 25 August 2008
In the first commission to use the building's iconic river façade, and the first major public museum display of street art in London, Tate Modern presents the work of six internationally acclaimed artists whose work is intricately linked to the urban environment:
Blu from Bologna, Italy; the artist collective Faile from New York, USA; JR from Paris, France; Nunca and Os Gemeos, both from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Sixeart from Barcelona, Spain.
You can also take the Street Art Walking Tour: an urban tour of site-specific art from a group of five Madrid-based street artists: 3TTMan, Spok, Nano 4814, El Tono and Nuria – a map is available here and in the gallery.
Various events will take place during the exhibition, including an interactive evening with experimental New York artists Graffiti Research Lab, refacing Tate Modern with graffiti light projections.
Street Art at Tate Modern opens at the same time as Tate Modern's four day festival of art and performance, UBS Openings: The Long Weekend on 23 May.
Play the Street Art game from Tate Kids=============
Graffiti Research Lab
Monday 26 May 2008, 19.00–22.00
A free event as part of Tate Modern’s Street Art exhibition curated and promoted by young people encourages youth across South London to work with New York artists Graffiti Reaserch Lab to mark the building with light projections. ‘Tate Studio’ is a free event with a vibrant line up of street artists, bands and DJs who will take over the Level 2 Café and other areas of the gallery encouraging young people to experiment with different forms of street art such as projection, drawing and sticker-layering. The event will include a temporary installation by Random International. Young people have invited experimental and award-winning New York artists Graffiti Research Lab, who will reface Tate Modern with a spectacle of light projections. Young people will be able to create their own digital street art instantly scaled up and projected onto London’s largest modern art gallery. Tate Modern Front walls of Tate Modern
Free, no bookings taken