A Major Minority Group Show : Graffuterism 10 Year Anniversary
March 6th 2020 - April 17th 2020
Mirus Gallery is pleased to present A Major Minority, a group exhibition of Othercontemporary urban artists from around the world curated by Poesia. The opening reception will be Friday, March 6th, from 7-10 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through April 17th.
About the Show: A Major Minority/ Graffutureism 10 year Anniversary
A Major Minority is a group exhibition consisting of urban artists from around the world. The concept and title of the show were developed by graffiti artist/curator, Poesia, who is also the editor of Graffuturism.com and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms. This will be the 4th installment of A Major Minority and a much more intimate exhibition than previous ones, which incorporated hundreds of works of art. Poesia elected to exhibit this smaller quantity and particular group of artists in order to display a more condensed spectrum of progressive hybrid aesthetics within the Othercontemporary Urban Art community. This smaller sampling of stylistic specimens still illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively.
Poesia first coined the exhibition title “A Major Minority” as the title of an essay he co-wrote for the exhibition statement with artist EKG. The essay was a lengthy response to the current climate of the Graffiti/Urban/Street Art scene, and the need to be critical of its current direction. According to Poesia, urban art has become an OtherContemporary art movement outside of the contemporary and critical art world. By taking a sampling of the world’s most prevalent urban artists, Poesia aims to reveal the true character of this art form as being born outside of theory and based on its interactions with the public as well as its urban landscape. “A Major Minority” is an attempt to illustrate the current progression of this art form as “traditional graffiti merges with street art and becomes what the public has coined Urban Art.”