Monday, February 2, 2009

Street Art @ ROM for Habitat for Humanity

Via the Toronto Craft Alert:
"The ROM's Institute for Contemporary Culture presents Housepaint , the first exhibition on the subject of street art* in a major Canadian museum.

Drawing attention to issues of poverty and homelessness, this ground-breaking exhibition is a collaboration between ten street artists in memory of the former residents of Tent City.

Each artist has painted a colourful canvas house in their personal, exuberant style. In addition, five artists will respond to the previous installations by creating an original new work in the gallery over the course of the exhibition.

Curated by Devon Ostrom of, Housepaint is on display until July 2009, at which point the canvas houses will be auctioned, with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity."

According to the website, the first stage, last June, had the artists painting their canvas home at the site of the former tent city. It's an interesting project, for a good cause. I like seeing graffiti in the Royal Ontario Museum.

*including reynardin's friend and colleague ELICSER.

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