What is vandalism?
Where’s the line that separates the street artist—cherished and protected by the authorities—from the graffiti painter that must run and sneak around to work on his art?
When do you know you’ve crossed the line?
How do you remain true to the street art scene while planting yourself firmly on the established art world? How do you cope with this dual identity, how do you stay fresh once the comfort of appreciation and recognition draws you away from the harshness and excitement of the claimed street wall?
These are the questions we are exploring in EVERY WALL IS A DOOR, a feature-length documentary about the world of Street art, and how it has transitioned from the ancestral, visceral work of self-expression that has been with us since the beginning of time, to an art form that in the last decades found its way into the most important and recognized collections of Art in the world.
Like any other sub-culture that originates on the fringes of legality and social acceptance, this recent spotlight shining on a movement born from the shadows, presents a challenge to its participants: how to stay true to your roots while accepting the recognition of the mainstream.
From pioneering collectors, art patrons and the scholars that are defining the role of the street art collective in history, to the dealers who are coping with the increasing demand and the artists who are generating beautiful and amazing work while learning to remain honest in the warmth from the light of recognition, EVERY WALL IS A DOOR explores these questions, over the backdrop of some of the most visually-striking cities and epicenters of this emerging movement, while discovering through its characters the beauty that lies over any form of self-expression through art, specially when the chosen art form confronts the artists with both the appreciation and scorn of the society that surrounds them.
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