Fine Line: Graffiti Art & Public Space
A Conversation with Jacob Kimvall and
Carlos “Mare 139” Rodriguez
Friday, October 16, 2009 @ 5PM
Powerhouse Books, 45 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


A Conversation with Jacob Kimvall and Carlos “Mare 139” Rodriguez

As graffiti in New York City is increasingly criminalized, in other parts of the world Graffiti’s rawest and finest elements are finding their way into public spaces and major arts institutions recognizing the contributions of street art on popular culture and everyday cultural aesthetics. The conversation will explore the work of Carlos “Mare 139” Rodriguez and his evolving relationship to public space, galleries and the media also the work of art historian Jacob Kimvall, based in Stockholm, Sweden Mr. Kimvall has been working with various municipalities to preserve critical public spaces with historical significance for the Swedish Graffiti movement.

We humbly ask that you join us for what we hope is the beginning of a meaningful conversation around the historical implications of New York City’s Graffiti movement and how that visual arts culture is alive and thriving today.

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