Spank monkey exhibition baltic art gallery
W hat is it that comes to mind when you hear the phrase 'urban' or 'street' art? A parade of hieroglyphs and distorted figures viewed from the window of a moving train, perhaps. Or youths spraying tags and anti-corporate slogans on public buildings in the dead of night. Or British 'urban interventionist' Banksy depositing the life-size replica of a hooded Guantanamo detainee in Disneyland. Spank the Monkey, a major 'international urban art show' featuring more than 70 works by 22 artists from around the world, has just opened at Gateshead's Baltic gallery. Its aim is to broaden our understanding of a series of marginalised forms and it lures us with promises of anti-establishment behaviour, subversion and shock tactics.
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Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead, 2006. Art review
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This exhibition was the first serious international examination of urban and suburban art bridging the gap between the street and the traditional art space. With strong links to graphic design, graffiti, manga comics, skate boarding and surfing this group show includes artists based in urban centres across the world. Work was also created outside BALTIC, with large-scale public interventions from some of the artists exhibiting, they included:. First Name.
This blockbuster exhibition claims to straddle contemporary art and graphics, urban interventions and global youth culture, with work chosen by director Peter Doroshenko and independent curator Pedro Alonso. Three floors of the building and a handful of outdoor venues around Tyneside have since September hosted a bewildering confusion of commissioned graffiti, poster and billboard pieces, massive doodlings and small stylised sketchings, multi-media and found-object sculptures and installations, slick manga-inspired dreamscapes, psychedelic fantasias on canvas and computer-generated cartoons, topped off with a garishly-painted skateboard ramp. To make sense of the apparently random juxtapositions, visitors are helpfully advised that the artists featured, from all around the world, earned their stripes outside the conventional gallery system.
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