Drips & Runs X Tate – Street Art Paint Jam At The Tate Modern

London Calling Blog

On Monday evening the much-anticipated Drips & Runs X Tate event finally took place at the prestigious Tate Modern, one of the World’s leading contemporary art institutions. It is fantastic to see that such globally recognized premier institutions are finally beginning to acknowledge the place Street Art & Graffiti deserves in the canon of Modern Art History, especially when one considers that this very gallery removed the Banksy work placed up on its premises in 2001. Whilst arguably the fact that Street Art is becoming more mainstream and accepted by such galleries and institutions detracts from the subversive dynamic of Street Art, we however see this as a positive achievement in the realm of Street Art. In the process presenting such works to a wider audience and demonstrating that the scholars are at last beginning to appreciate the role this most democratic expression of artistic output offers the world.

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