We’ve always admired the artistic talent inherent in making a great piece of street art. Graffiti done right has the power to transform an ugly, gritty urban space into a thing of beauty.
While graffiti in Beijing is hard to find, the scene is growing, and urban art is slowly scaling the walls and cement underpasses of the capital. Hot on the heels of Beijing-based artist Lance Crayon’s documentary on the Beijing graffiti scene Spray Paint Beijing comes “Do Not Erase,” a massive exhibition at G-Dot Art Space in Songzhuang.
It’s comprised of works from six of the world’s top graffiti artists, including TKID, one of the original graffiti artists in New York in the 1970s, when the genre first made an appearance. In addition to the exhibition there will be a string of events, including workshops, talks and a graffiti competition for local artists with a cash reward. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the best graffiti art in the world in a city where it’s just starting to take off.
If you'd like to own a piece of graffiti art, some of Beijing's best crews are currently auctioning off canvases to benefit Morning Tears. If you'd like to place a bid, you may do so on their auction site until Sunday, July 1 at midnight.
What: Do Not Erase
Where: G-Dot Art Space
When: Through Aug. 18