Art on the Streets II: Art as Intervention is a one day symposium featuring the latest work and current thinking of 15 internationally renowned artists, curators, and researchers working on street art, graffiti and urban contemporary art. The theme of this year’s symposium – Art as Intervention – will focus on urban art as a critical form of intervention, and as a powerful tool for addressing social issues.

Art on the Streets is delighted to present The Unlock Book Fair – an international publishing fair dedicated to graffiti and street art. The Unlock Showcase is a travelling bookstore carrying a selection of publications – mostly small-run, scarcely distributed books from independent publishers.  Invited local publishers, Dog Section and Gamma Proforma, will also be at the ICA with their fine collection of street art-related titles.

Art on the Streets was first held in October 2016. The first Art on the Streets symposium explored the diversity of our creative responses to our changing urban environment – from street art and graffiti to yarn bombing and urban photography. Speakers discussed our creative connections to, material engagements with, and affective responses to, the urban environment, and the relevance of contemporary urban interventions to a critical understanding of the lived city.

Art on the Streets II will take place on March 21, 2018 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH.

Charing Cross is the closest tube station to the ICA. Please note that the morning sessions will be held downstairs in Cinema 1 and the afternoon sessions upstairs in the Brandon Room.




Cover image © Carrie Reichardt 2018