In forty years, graffiti has grown from a local New York subculture into a worldwide phenomenon with its own heroes and business models. Embraced as urban decoration or buffed by all means, graffiti has escaped a slow death, mainly thanks to the internet. Actions in the real world are increasingly carried out and documented with their digital distribution in mind, leading to refreshing self-reflection and an emphasis on the performative nature of writing.
With #ViralVandals MU present an exhibition about the second life of graffiti. Going virtually viral will replace the street in the quest for even greater visibility. New forms of expression emerge and the DNA of the scene changes irreversibly. A monument to the international, online graffiti community—young creators and global icons—in Eindhoven. #ViralVandals is created by Jasper van Es & Good Guy Boris.
The exhibition takes place at MU (Torenallee 40, 5617 BD Eindhoven) from May 5 till July 2, 2017. Regular entrance is € 5.
Specials during EMOVES
During EMOVES there are a few special around #ViralVandals. Below more info about the specials.
In #ViralVandalsTalks, MU-host Isolde Hallensleben talks with the scene’s movers and shakers about the future of graffiti at the breakthrough of the real and virtual world. There will be local and international guests like RJ Rushmore (author Viral Art), Good Guy Boris (The Grifters), Matthieu Tremblin and others.
Beer & Book presentation: Sorry for Damage Done
Over the past few months, Jasper van Es, Wladimir Manshanden, Vincent Wittenberg and the Eriskay Connection have worked together on the book: Sorry for Damage Done. The starting point of the book is a huge database of 50,000 pictures of ‘graffiti and plaque in public space’. Graffiti/ sticker/poster-removeers made two pictures; one photo before cleaning and one photo afterwards.
- When: Friday June 16, 17.00h
- Location: MU
- Entrance: Free
65+ Tour #ViralVandals
Special for 65plussers, MU organizes a tour of the exciting exhibition #ViralVandals. Afterwards we also take a walk on Strijp-S during EMOVES.
- When: Friday June 16, 13.00 – 15.00h
- Location: MU
- Entrance: € 5,00
EMOVES 2017 – Day 3
Art | Beat Battle | Breakdance | Dance | Exhibition | Graffiti | Music | News | Specials | Spoken Word
EMOVES 2017 – Day 2
Art | BMX Freestyle | Breakdance | Calisthenics | Dance | Exhibition | Freerunning | Graffiti | Music | News | Parties | Skateboarding | Sports | Stand up Dance | Tricking