Round Up! BSA at NUART, Borås, Coney, BKM, and ON Brooklyn Streets

BSA is excited to be at the Nuart Festival to celebrate 15 years this week. As we told Katherine Brooks in The Huffington Post yesterday “We’ve always admired their willingness to push past comfort zones and embrace a hybrid of academic programming and a rebellious streak that stays true to graffiti’s roots.”

And if you look at the lineup of artists, speakers, and assorted guests you can see that the quality and intellectual firing of synapis is there again this year.

BSA is doing two events for visiting Street Art fans and academics alike – similar to what we did last year – BSA Film Friday LIVE, with the theme of “Play in the Streets” at the theater downtown (,

FB-BSA-Film-Friday-Live-Nuart-2015-v2and we’ll be co-hosting with Arrested Motion the panel on “Play” with Martha Cooper, Harmen de Hoop, and Bortusk Leer all showing us how they approach the topic of “play” in the public sphere through their work.


Also participating in the seminar portion of the days events will be Pedro Soares Neves (Founder, Lisbon Street Art and Urban Creativity), Xavi Ballaz (Founder, OpenWalls Barcelona), Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen (Norwegian School of Economics) and Marcus Willcocks (Research Fellow, University of the Arts London/Graffolution) all addressing  “The academic invasion of street art”.

Day 1 will feature an impressive roster as well – co-hosted by Juxtapoz and VNA – discussing institutions and DIY culture with Henriette Roued-Cunliffe (Assistant Professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen), Geir Haraldseth (Director, Rogaland Kunstsenter), Eva González-Sancho (Curator, Oslo Pilot) and the artist Julien de Casabianca of Outings Project. Carlo McCormick will talk with Jamie Reid (!), and Evan Pricco teams up with artists Futura and Ernest Zacharevic.

See the full list of artists and special guests and events at and we’ll of course be keeping you in the action first hand all week.

Thank You for Coming Last Week to Coney Island Museum!

We had a stupendous time meeting you and talking about a handful of artists we have “On The Radar” last weekend at the beach – yes Brooklyn has a beach and it is as clean and as dirty as you imagine. We had a blast and were really pleased to be invited by Jeffrey Deitch, who has curated the 30+ wall show currently on view along with cool DJs and performers all summer at Coney Art Walls. Thanks to everyone, including the dudes on impressive choppers who roared in next door and made us act tough and swear a lot.


BKM-BSA Street Art Tour Was Hot, Humid, Cool

We had a stupendous time leading a tour for @brooklynmuseum members on the 22nd – Thanks to everyone for coming out!

We don’t really do the tour thing much – once a year or two – but smart engaged curious folks from many perspectives like these make it a pure joy – and widen our own understanding about this amazing time in the realms of public space and artistic expression. Thanks for inviting us, for seeing the value of art in the streets and for this opportunity Brooklyn Museum, Sharon Matt Atkins, and Lauren Zelaya.


Coming Up Next

BSA in Sweden with No Limit Borås

And you’ll be coming with us to check out year number two of this festival organized by artist Shai Dahan.


BSA at the Brooklyn Museum On Stage with FAILE

September 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Join FAILE artists Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller for an in-depth conversa­tion with Brooklyn Street Art founders Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo. The artists explore their evolution from stenciling and wheat-pasting collages made from found imagery to their most ambitious work, Temple and The FAILE & BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade. Book launch and reception to follow.


Thank you everyone for your support. We really appreciate it.