591 Exhibition - Mia Galde
The exhibition has ended
The Art of the Street
I would like to invite you for a tour in the gallery of the street and show you my collection of art assembled during a period of many years. Have a walk with me and discover the hidden treasures in the urban landscape. The public space is a room where anyone can spread their message to the world.
The tracks and traces that people leave behind form a story about the city and the people in it. I see it as my mission to preserve some of the art, document it and save it for the future when it will all be gone. In this way it is a form of contemporary archeology and it is also an anthropological project, telling us stories about the people of the city, their thoughts and ideas. Without it the city loses a bit of its soul.
My work is also an attempt to show the beauty of the art of the street where different works blend together and create new meanings and how sometimes accidental things form a piece of beautiful art. I hope that my work can shed light on the beautiful aspects of what is often sorted out as vandalism.
I want to capture the soul of the city in my pictures and show you what I see. Read the story of the tracks and traces people left behind. Then make your own interpretations.
All photos and text © Mia Galde
Born 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden. Educated in analogue photography in the early 90´s and working as a free-lance photographer since 1995. She has a degree in social anthropology and media and communication from Stockholm University. Mia has been working with her personal project The Art of the Street for about ten years.
Website: www.miagalde.com, www.miagalde.se
I am fascinated by the pictures Mia collect from the streets.
She adds her point of view as a photographer to the street art creating an interesting, unexpected collaboration. She says it in the introduction and I like to think of her as a "contemporary archaeologist" looking for the traces left behind in the cities.
Sometimes the art is created by skilled street artists and in some cases it's nothing more than a word like "Hugs", that could be written by anybody. - Mr Urbano