Yesterday's visit to @ was something I hadn't experienced before. Of course, to those who had the opportunity of experiencing 5pointz, it's a refreshing moment to enjoy the art of some of its prominent creators, such as @, once again.
It is weird to see it so safe and away from weathering and taggers and natural observers. The thread of time won't damage or erase these pieces like it does to the work out there, and no artists were hurt/arrested in the creation of this project.
I enjoyed seeing this because I find it ridiculous that street art gets a secondary position in the world, but I believe that it needs to remain true to its essence by the creation of spaces such as parks, stairwells, water tanks, for this purpose, because it embellishes the city and provides art to those who aren't necessarily aware of their need for it. ... And guess what? Its curator, @ was the tour guide!
A strange experience, to walk through a stairwell full of street art, (just like way back then in , but this time 20 curated floors of it)... And to have a feeling of a traditional gallery visit.
It makes me wonder, how urban art will be interpreted, experienced and appreciated in the future.