Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape

A museum show positions street art alongside rising urbanism with an exhibit and site-specific works


In graffiti’s latest museum show “Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape,” the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego looks at how everyday visual cues—signs, advertisements, tattoos, graffiti, graphic art, trash—have become central to several fields of today’s art world. The exhibition showcases the works of talented artists who interact with the urban landscape, including Ryan McGinness, Mark Bradford, Dr. Lakra, Faile, David Ellis, Dzine and Moris, alongside site-specific works created by Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, Banksy and Swoon.


Additionally, Space Invader will debut his conceptual film “The Space Invader Walk,” which “takes advantage of the squares drawn by the streets of most American cities.” Mapping the layout himself, Space Invader walked the streets armed with a video camera, taking in the sounds, and the 21 ceramic tile invaders he posted across the Southern California town to create one gigantic space invader symbol when viewed from above.


“Viva la Revolucion” opens at MCASD and much of the city on 18 July 2010, running through 2 January 2011.