Urban Art Section

Exploring Urban Art at Frankfurt Discovery Art Fair 2018

Responding to the development of Street Art in the last two decades, the Discovery Art Fair proudly introduces a special component to its program. The fair presents the popular conceptual unit, the Urban Art Section. Specially curated to represent the art of the street, this segment will show pieces transferred directly from the city environment, preserving their original idea and intent, without compromise. The most appealing feature of this section is its authentic and democratic nature that embraces everyone interested in street art. The section will host acclaimed galleries, aspiring talents, open-minded art lovers, aesthetes, experts, and amateurs, gathering them in a special interactive playground.

By introducing the media originally found in the street, the Discovery Art Fair extends its support to progressive artistic expressions and established styles from the world of Street Art. At the same time, the section will underline the vital socially conscious tone of Urban Art. Visitors will be invited to learn more and reflect upon the ultimately contemporary expressions that appear and grow in front of them. They will be able to expand their knowledge on the techniques of stencilling, collage and wheat-pasting, while learning about global Street Art movements such as adbusting or culture jamming. Images from decayed walls, street corners or particular architectural settings transferred to gallery environment will prove to still possess the inherent spirit of rebellion. Thus, collectors will be able to acquire original pieces that correspond to concrete parts of the city and of the street.

Guillaume Trotin, the curator for the Urban Art Section and the driving force behind Berlin’s renowned Open Walls Gallery, Trotin will be in charge of bringing the most exciting aspects of the Urban Art movement to our audience, through a careful selection and support to both emerging and young artists and well-versed names of the scene.