New York Times Spotlights Street Artist and Activist Swoon

August 7th, 2014

Swoon, Guerrero, 6, via The Brooklyn MuseumAn article in the New York Times explores the career of street artist and activist Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon. With her installation “Submerged Motherlands” at the Brooklyn Museum this summer, Swoon became the first living street artist to be featured in a solo exhibition at the museum. In addition to showing her work in galleries and museums such as MoMA and MoMA PS1, Swoon has also spearheaded the creation of art centers and homes in New Orleans, Pennsylvania, and Haiti. Her unique blend of activism and art has led her friend and fellow artist JR to compare her to Ai Weiwei; the article quotes him as saying ““She has always managed to have some social impact with her work and at the same time stay an artist, not an activist”.

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