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Graffiti or street art: Julio 204 and Daniel Buren in 1968

Although graffiti and street art are different games, with different practitioners and audiences, both are often perceived by the general public as parts of the same thing. This text looks at the earliest cases in both currents to investigate the aspects that define and separate them, and offers also a brief introduction to the illegal street work that founded the career of French artist Daniel Buren.

Pinto gratis

Based on an analytical approach to Eltono’s street work, this text puts forward a series of reflections about the different natures of graffiti and street art, about the way each of them relates to its context, and about the facets peculiar to the aesthetic experience of the viewer of these forms of art.

Subway art

“Subway art” es la biblia del graffiti. Cualquier acercamiento a esa cultura comienza necesariamente por su lectura, y por el visionado del documental “Style wars”, con el que comparte autor y contenido. Ambos documentos retratan el graffiti del metro de Nueva York en su momento álgido, diez años después de su explosión inicial.

Kool Killer o la insurrección del signo

El teórico francés Baudrillard (1929-2007) ofreció en este ensayo de 1976 uno de los primeros análisis estético-políticos de la por entonces joven cultura neoyorquina del graffiti.


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Eltono: Deambular

October 2012 | 6 × 8" | 52 pages

“Deambular” has been the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum by an artist whose career originated in the street art scene. Produced by a team who has closely followed the artist for the whole of the hectic production process, this monograph documents the project in depth. More than fifty unpublished photographies in fifty-two full-colour pages.

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Talk and workshop in Valencia

3/5/2016 | Next friday 20th I will run a guided tour through ignored parts of the city.

Cultures of graffiti: seminar in Fuerteventura

26/3/2016 | Ten hours of theory class about New York graffiti and other graffiti cultures. April 11 to 14th. Free entrance.

Graffiti as calligraphy: talk and workshop in Madrid

26/2/2016 | A theory and practice session about graffiti as calligraphy: history, tools, materials, uses, traditions.

Roundtable in Madrid

22/2/2016 | “High and low culture: do they take us to different places?”. Sunday February 28th. Free entrance.

Understanding graffiti: free seminar in Madrid

15/1/2016 | Nine hours of theory and debate. Free, at the Fine Arts Faculty UCM.

Roundtable in Madrid

20/11/2015 | This afternoon we will speak again about the differences between street art and murals.