Is Sign Spinning Art? Yumi Janairo Roth Says Yes!

What makes art, art? And what makes an artist, an artist? Is it the performance, the creation, or the expression? Sign Spinning is often compared to a performance art because the flow and tricks are expressed by the spinners unique sense of style. So is sign spinning an art? To Grand Central Art Center’s resident artist  Yumi Janairo Roth, that answer is…

Inside the World Of Sign Spinning

Once just a low-wage job for teenagers outside of sandwich spots, sign-spinning is now a fleshed-out and fiercely competitive sport.   Twenty-year old Kendric Washington isn’t able to fully describe the maneuver that earned him AArrow’s 2018 sign-spinning world championship, but he’s willing to try. It starts with a back handspring, with the cardboard in…