Exhibition about the second life of graffiti

Curated by Jasper Van Es & Good Guy Boris

? MU, Eindhoven (NL)
May 5 – July 2, 2017
€ 5 / Student € 3


In forty years, graffiti has grown from a local New York subculture into a worldwide phenomenon with its own heroes and business models. Embraced as urban decoration or buffed by all means, graffiti has escaped a slow death, mainly thanks to the internet. Actions in the real world are increasingly carried out and documented with their digital distribution in mind, leading to refreshing self-reflection and an emphasis on the performative nature of writing.

Don’t tell the taggers, but graffiti has evolved into a mature, varied artform that doesn’t shy away from difficult themes and that combines resistance against repression with a contagious hacker mentality. Meanwhile, the kick of illegality continues to be an important motivation, inextricably linked to kudos and street credibility.??

With #ViralVandals MU presents an exhibition about the second life of graffiti. Going virtually viral will replace the street in the quest for even greater visibility. New forms of expression emerge and the DNA of the scene changes irreversibly. A monument to the international, online graffiti community—young creators and global icons—in Eindhoven.



4608 & Fabian Sigurd, Boyscout, Brad Downey, Eewan, Good Guy Boris, Loiq, Mobstr, MOSES&TAPS™MVIN, Nawas, Nug & Pike, Rage, Sauli Sirviö, TOY Crew, Utah & Ether, Veli & Amos, Zelle Asphaltkultur

360 TOUR

©Good Guy Boris



Produced by Oddone

MU #VIRALVANDALS from stichting MU on Vimeo.



© Hanneke Wetzer

E-Moves: Free entry for We Are Public members on June 16, 17 en 18
Ticket € 5 (including 2 drinks) / Free entry for We Are Public members

On Saturday 17 June, from 20:00, #ViralVandalTalks at the Student Hotel, in collaboration with E-Moves.

Also starting 5 May, in the MU Containers at Plug-In-City Strijp S: Sorry for Damage Done by Wladimir Manshanden & Vincent Wittenberg. On Friday June 16, from 17:00 beer & book presentation of Sorry for Damage Done.


About The Author

Boris is a Parisian based director, visual artist & curator. He is mostly known for founding the internet graffiti phenomenon The Grifters Journal and later with his alter ego Good Guy Boris, which shot him to popularity thanks to the success of a series of web video travelogues entitled Grifters Code. Instagram @goodguyboris