Thursday, May 26, 2011

Guten tag?

One of the first exhibitions of Jeffrey Deitch, the new director of the MoCA in LA, is Art in the streets. It has proved hugely popular although there was a hitch when Deitch had a commissioned ‘street’ mural hastily removed from a wall outside the Museum because it was politically controversial. Deitch praises street art because it, “doesn't need the whole system of galleries, critics, magazines and museums in the conventional way because they have understood how to get their work out there directly to the public.”

It would be entertaining to see him put that upbeat view to Richard Serra who's work Berlin Junction is helping get some street art ‘directly to the public’ here in Berlin.

Another OTN post on this sculpture here