Preview the Eye-Catching Street Art Exhibition Opening in Munich Next Week

Works by Banksy, Blek le Rat, Ron English, and more are part of 'Magic City – the Art of the Street.'

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Work by Olek. Photo courtesy Magic City.
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An installation by Leon Keer. Photo courtesy Magic City
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An installation by Leon Keer. Photo by Hardy Mueller.
Work by TRUELY. Photo courtesy Magic City.
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Work by TRUELY. Photo courtesy Magic City.
Bansky, Love Rat (Signed print). Image courtesy The Don Gallery, Milan.
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Bansky, Love Rat (Signed print). Image courtesy The Don Gallery, Milan.
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Work by Aiko. Photo by Frank Embacher.
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Work by Odieth. Photo by Frank Embacher.
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Work by Ernest Zacharev. Photo by Rainer Christian Kurzeder.
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Work by Biancoshock. Photo by Rainer Christian Kurzeder.
Work by Olek. Photo courtesy Magic City.
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Work by Olek. Photo by Hardy Mueller.

A massive exhibition of street art is opening in Munich next week, featuring work by artists from Banksy and Blek le Rat to Ron English, Aiko, Olek, and Dan Witz—in total, 66 artists from 20 countries.

The multimedia experience “Magic City – the Art of the Street” promises to excite visitors with a variety of monumental and dazzling works of street art.

The show is curated by Carlo McCormick and Ethel Seno, author and editor respectively of the book “Trespass: Uncommissioned Public Art.” McCormick is also culture critic, holding the position of senior editor at Paper magazine, while Seno has worked with Jeffrey Deitch, as well as at the MOCA Los Angeles and for Coney Art Walls mural project.

For this exhibition, the curators worked with a large creative team that included designers, curators, and composers to stage the show, which is produced by SC Exhibitions.

“We hope that the broad scope of expressions and practices evidenced between these artists, the full range of mediums and genres on display, the disjunctive scale here from the monumental to the minimal, and all the different strategies by which artists intervene in our normal experience of things to provoke and query the status quo, allows in its unruly mélange a kind of something-for-everyone show,” said McCormick in a statement.

“Cities have been designed to facilitate work, but artists have transformed them into playgrounds for the imagination and ideas. This is the invitation called outside our window by friends and strangers with restless spirits: come out and play.”

Magic City – the Art of the Street” takes place at the Kleine Olympiahalle at Olympic Park Munich. It will be on view from April 13 to September 3. It will then travel to Magasin 9 in Stockholm, where it will be on view from November 1 to February 24, 2018.


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