Daylight Curfew’s own anonymous LA group, Jump Clubb, decided to explore a few ideas that arose when Jeffrey Deitch was announced the new curator of LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Deitch is most well known for his gallery, Deitch Projects, a space in NYC that brought street artists such as Swoon and Barry Mcgee into the spotlight. The gallery closed last year after 14 years, presumably around the same time Deitch was offered the job at the MOCA. Once Deitch made the trip West to curate his debut show titled Art In The Streets, the landscape of contemporary art was forever changed. Around the same time you had Banksy’s Oscar-nominated documentary on himself (well, it ended up being more about filmmaker/artist Mr. Brainwash) creating a perfect storm of sorts. Jump Clubb took time off of recording to focus more on this brewing storm and explore certain ideas and questions they had during the MOCA’s changing of guards.
Is it a quick passing phase? Will Mr. Brainwash survive the critics? Where will all the traditional pieces go once the museums are filled to the brim with folks like Conor Harrington, Blu, Ron English, Banksy, and many of their peers?
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