PBS Arts: Off Book – Street Art, Featuring Olek & Swoon

The latest episode of PBS Arts ongoing web documentary series is titled Off Book | Street Art. This episode profiles two prominent women in the street art scene, artists Olek and Swoon.

The street is a space where art thrives, and a place where artists can shape the public aesthetic. Olek, a sculptor whose medium is crochet, and Swoon, a mixed media artist, disrupt daily life with work that creates wonder, emotion, and humor. Equally at home in museums and galleries, both artists also create installations that challenge the formats of traditional art spaces. With powerful layers of meaning, beautiful aesthetics, and using unique media, these two prolific creators are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art.

We have featured other Off Book series films in the past including: Off Book | Visual Culture Online, Off Book | Typography, and Off Book | Steampunk. Earlier this week we posted on Olek crochet-bombing the Astor Place cube in New York City. We recently posted on Swoon where we featured her cover art contribution to Chicken John’s Book of the IS.

images via PBS Arts