While graffiti and street art both started as illegal actions, nowadays they are exhibited in galleries and art spaces. Personally I have no problem visiting galleries and exhibiting places to admire some of the most creative street artists, as doing graffiti serves an form of expression.
Just few months ago, Onassis Cultural Centre invited around 40 graffiti and street artists to create street inside the Centre. The result is called “No Respect” – a group exhibition, which successfully run for three months.
The Onassis Cultural Center staged an in-house exhibition which set out to document the Greek graffiti and street art scene as this manifests itself on the streets of Athens and other cities around Greece today.
Each of the forty works on display was created in situ by a different artist, some of the many who responded to the OCC’s open invitation to exhibit. The works cover the walls, columns and floor of the exhibition space as well as cars placed within it.
Exhibition curator: Marilena V. Karra
Participating artists: Achilles, Aiva, Alex Martinez, Apset, Ath1281, Billy Gee, Bilos, Biz 360, Cacao Rocks, Dokos Dimitris, Don40, EX!T, Ezion, Fola Crew, Fors, Ikear, Ino, Jason, Jola, Kert, Linardaki – Parisot, Nar, Noble, Rot, RTMOne, Same84, Senor, SHK Crew, Shuen, Simek, Sinke, STMTS, Theopsy, Think, This Is Opium, WD, Yiakou, Zamie, ZEK, ZOFOS, Zota, Π.”