HIJS presents: BALACLAVA
As popular and loved as street art is nowadays, graffiti is still viewed with suspicion and often denigrated. It’s worth remembering that despite its origins, this art form that has long since outgrown the train yards of the New York subway system. HIJS Live and WORM go back to the thriving roots of graffiti culture for a unique exhibition. This is cutting through fences, running from the cops and spraying your name in overblown, wildly stylized letters that go all around the city. This is an event where visitors and artists meet each other masked, in shared anonymity. This is where creativity is celebrated over legality. This is BALACLAVA.