STYLE WARS follows graffiti artists like Min One, Dez, Iz and Seen as they sneak through subway tunnels to train stations while avoiding the ominous electric tracks. Armed with cans of spray paint, they run away from the transit police to create mural masterpieces, all in the name of glory. STYLE WARS documents the thrill of spreading graffiti tags on subways across the city.
Tony Silver was originally from New York City, where he attended Columbia University and briefly pursued an acting career before starting his own films in 1970. His focus is on documentaries. Tony Silver accompanied, among many others, the sharman Marshall Arisman, and also the jazz singer Anita Ellis and is known for his uncompromising works.
Henry Chalfant is an American photographer and videographer best known for his work on graffiti, breakdancing, and hip-hop culture. One of Chalfant's prints is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
In program cooperation with Calle Libre
Our long-time program partner Calle Libre is presenting the 8th edition of the Calle Libre - Festival for Urban Aesthetics this year. Using artistic interventions, Calle Libre opens a dialogue between artists and interested parties and advocates a new perception of street art.