Barry McGee, Ed Templeton and Raymond Pettibon are pioneers and icons of the contemporary urban art movement. Their work can be found in the collections of major museums and has been shown at large exhibitions and biennales worldwide, but all three have repeatedly emphasised their roots in youth subculture – in the worlds of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and hip-hop. They are joined by an overriding interest in portraying the underdogs, outcasts and anti-heroes of society. Curator Aaron Rose, whose urban art documentary Beautiful Losers is currently touring the world to enthusiastic reviews, is showing these three sought-after artists in the intimate atmosphere of a Berlin gallery. The direct proximity of their works not only allows us to draw interesting conclusions about each artist’s style, but also underscores their unique similarities.
BARRY McGEE / ED TEMPLETON / RAYMOND PETTIBON
Group Exhibition curated by Aaron Rose
OPENING: 9TH APRIL 2009, 7 PM
EXHIBITION: 10TH APRIL TO 30TH MAY 2009
TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, 2 PM – 6 PM
10119 Berlin Mitte
After the jump a preview of the upcoming exhibition.