BSA with Swoon at Brooklyn Museum Sited by Huff Post Editors as Proud Moment of 2014
We’re very pleased and thankful to be included in this short list chosen by the editors of Huffington Post Arts & Culture as a story they are most proud of publishing last year.
In her introduction to the list, editor Katherine Brooks writes:
“It turns out, 365 days is hard to summarize in anything but a laundry list of seemingly disparate phenomena, filled with the good — woman-centric street art, rising Detroit art scenes, spotlights on unseen American art– and the bad less than good — holiday butt plugs, punching bags by Monet, Koonsmania. But, as a New Year dawns, we found ourselves just wanting to focus on the things that made us beam with pride in 2014. So we made a list of those things, a list of the pieces we’re proud of.”
Describing why we thought this was an important story for us we wrote:
“We loved a lot of stories this year, but this hometown Brooklyn one about a street artist with humanity mounting her first solo major museum exhibition was a special turning point — and an astounding success. For us street art is a conversation, a continuum of expression, and Swoon is always a part of it. From following her street career to her transition to international fame to witnessing this exhibition coming to fruition in person in the months leading up to the Brooklyn Museum show, it is easy to understand why Swoon still remains a crucial part of the amazing street art scene and continues to set a standard.”
-Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington, HuffPost Arts&Culture bloggers and co-founders of Brooklyn Street Art
In fact, we wrote 48 articles that were published on the Huffington Post in 2014, and as a collection we hope they further elucidate the vast and meaningful impact that the Street Art / graffiti / urban art movement continues to have on our culture, our public space, and our arts institutions.
Together that collection of articles published by BSA on Huffpost in ’14 spanned the globe including stories from Malaysia, Poland, Spain, France, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, New York, Arizona, The Navajo Nation, Philadelphia, Sweden, Istanbul, New Jersey, Lisbon, The Gambia, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Rome, India, Italy, Delhi (India), Montreal, San Francisco, London, Coachella, Chicago, Kabul (Afghanistan), and Kiev (Ukraine).
Here on BSA we published another 320 postings (more or less).
We thank you for allowing us to share these inspirational and educational stories with you and we are honored to be able to continue the conversation with artists, art fans, collectors, curators, academics, gallerists, museums, and arts institutions. Our passion for Street Art and related movements is only superceded by our love for the creative spirit, and we are happy whenever we encounter it.Our published articles on HuffPost in 2014, beginning with the most recent:
- The 2014 BSA Year in Images (VIDEO)
- ‘Urban Xchange: Crossing Over,’ A New Festival in Penang, Malaysia
- 5 Street Art Styles Meet On A 30-Meter Diptych In Łódź, Poland
- As Street Art Turns to Public Art in Barcelona
- Icy & Sot On A European Street Art Tour
- 31 Days of Mystery: The “Banksy Does New York” Documentary
- Photojournalists Are ‘Dysturbing’ Passersby On NYC Streets
- Pejac: homenaje impresionista a Monet en un barco
- Exploring The Freewill Gallery In New York’s Military Bunker On The Beach
- Painting the Desert: Urban Artists in the Navajo Nation
- Monet Rising: Spanish Street Artist Pejac’s Impressionist Tribute on a Ship
- YO Banksy! A Year Since “Better Out Than In”
- Philadelphia Mural Arts, A Golden Age
- Sweden Starts “No Limit” Mural Festival in Borås
- NUART 2014 Roundup: Activism, Muralism, Graffiti and Aesthetics
- Shepard Fairey And The Future In New York’s Little Italy
- In Istanbul: The “Language Of The Wall,” Street Art, and Graffiti
- Graffiti and Street Art Lock Up “21st Precinct” in New York
- A New Muralism Growing: Spotlight On Jersey City And “Savage Habbit”
- Kashink Uses Hairy Four-Eyed Men to Examine Gender Assumptions
- Exploring Lisbon As A Street Art Tourist
- Bien Urbain 2014 in Besançon, France
- A Layered History Of 5 Pointz Currently On View
- ROA Photo Diary: Taking a Wild Kingdom to Global Streets
- ‘Welling Court’ 2014, A Grassroots Mural Event Turns 5 in Queens
- Montreal Arts Festival Keeps The Quality for Year Two
- Another Man’s Treasure: ‘Art Is Trash’ Creates On The Street
- India’s First Street Art Fest and the Largest Gandhi Portrait Ever
- San Francisco Survey : Street Art and Graffiti
- Sixe Paredes ‘Futurismo Ancestral’ Opens at Somerset House in London
- ‘Coachella Walls’: Date Farmers Raise Profile of ‘Anonymous Worker’
- Kara Walker And Her Sugar Sphinx At The Old Domino Factory
- Jaime Rojo and His Glimmering Series ‘The Last Picture’
- ‘The Wack Donald’s Project’ And Mr OneTeas
- El Sol 25, An Original Mix Master And Street Collagist
- ‘Swoon: Submerged Motherlands,’ A Tree Grows in the Brooklyn Museum
- Judith Supine: Unmasked Bridge Climber, Gender Bending and Art
- Shok-1 Street Art X-Rays Reveal A Unique Hand At The Can
- A Chicago Humorist Named ‘Dont Fret’ Cracks Up The Street
- Abandoned Graffiti-Covered New Jersey : NSFW
- How & Nosm’s Red, Hot, Scorching Monoprints Unveiled
- Kabul to Brooklyn, Street Art and Graffiti as Common Ground
- Tagging Somebody’s Painting: Two Walls Interrupted
- The Power of Color Via Street Art, Graffiti and Murals
- A ‘New Ukraine’ Sculpture In Kiev By Street Artist Roti
- Box Trucks as Rolling Graffiti Marquees
- A Sudden Secret Street Art House Party in Manhattan
- REVS Is The Iron Man In New York Graffiti
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