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The Tate Modern has been having a go at that very modern conundrum—how does a museum, by definition “not a street,” present “street art? Public response has been mostly positive; writing in The Guardian, Alice Fisher claims that, “Despite its American origins, Street Art is now centred in Britain.” Whether or not you buy that idea (the artists in the exhibition seem to be an international bunch, including Parisian photographer JR, Brazilians Nunca and Os Gemeos, Barcelona resident Sixeart, Italian Blu and the New York collective Faile), the exhibition has inspired livelier responses than many shows, including this video by Silky for the Street Art Forum.

- Meredith Tromble [Saturday, July 19th, 2008]

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