Graffiti vs Fine art

What happens when 65 Graffiti artists from 13 countries meet in a museum and are actually allowed the time to work slowly and in peace?

Director Jared Levy (NYC) decided to find out when São Paulo, the world’s third largest metropolis, in the fall of 2010 became the site of the 1st Biennial International “Graffiti Fine Art” Exhibition at the MuBE Museum. A Brazilian answer to the Grand Palais exhibition 2009 in Paris, where 150 artists exhibited 300 pieces of graffiti.

All the pieces were made on site, forcing Levy to film up to 20 hours a day, surviving on naps in the museum janitors closet. But hey, it seems to have been worth it, judging from this trailer that sums it up for all of us who couldn’t go.

Last year Lucy Walker’s inspiring garbage art-documentary “Waste Land” and now this. Brazil is truly a special place when it comes to urban art.

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