UPGRADE! NY: “The Call to Duty in the 21st Century”…
Presenting a discussion and critique with Open City artist Leon Reid IV.
Reid presented his talk “The Call to Duty in the 21st Century”. How has the practice of street art redeemed the position of the Artist in contemporary society? Take a ride through history with street artist Leon Reid (Darius Jones) and explore what art has meant to civilizations of the past, where it got lost in contemporary Western society, and how the street artist is redefining what it means to be an “Artist”.
Tags: urban research, street art, activism