ARTSpeak: Gaia on Living Walls and Street Art as Social Practice

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Based in Baltimore and New York, the street artist known as Gaia completed this piece in Seoul, Korea, in 2010. Image courtesy the artist.

Click the player above to listen to “Part 1: Living Walls in Atlanta and the Slums of Baltimore” (official broadcast), or click here to download the MP3.

BONUS: Click above for “Part 2: Respect for History, not Rock Stars” (web-exclusive audio), for some fun pre-interview banter, followed by a brief pause cutting to the second part of the conversation. Or click here to download the MP3.

Special thanks to AM 1690, The Voice of the Arts, our partners in producing ARTSpeak with BURNAWAY. The radio program broadcasts over the airwaves every Tuesday between 8-8:30AM and between 6-6:30PM.

Episode 34: Calling in from Baltimore, Maryland, the street artist known as Gaia discusses his work with Jeremy Abernathy. (Click here for more photographs at Gaia’s website.) Detailed and dynamic, the conversation comes just in time for Living Walls: The City Speaks, the second annual, international conference on street art and urbanism that returns to Atlanta with events throughout the weekend. Gaia will appear this Saturday, August 13, 2011, as a keynote speaker during the Living Walls Lecture Series at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), as well as the main event at The Goat Farm beginning at 8PM.