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.
The strong, punk-originated scene of indigenous graffiti, which dominated Madrid during the 1980s, delayed the local adoption of train graffiti culture. It was only in the 1990s that a train-writing scene took shape, one that, despite being only of secondary importance in the international arena, has introduced extreme behaviours.
Este artículo del interesante crítico cultural Mark Dery se considera el texto fundacional del “culture jamming”, término con que se ha intentado definir como movimiento a un conjunto de tácticas de activismo social basadas en la distorsión creativa y la sátira que han surgido a partir de los setenta.
Más que un colectivo contrapublicitario al uso, BUGA UP fue un movimiento extendido por toda Australia que usó la desobediencia civil como estrategia ante los abusos de la publicidad exterior de tabaco. Este texto, escrito por uno de los activistas más implicados en el movimiento, describe con detalle el funcionamiento e historia de BUGA UP.
“Deambular” has been the first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum by an artist whose career originated in the street art scene. Eltono has stayed in Vitoria for more than two weeks, working in the street as well as in the museum, using both as a workshop and as a stage for the generation of simple and modest projects that effortlessly involve the viewer in a magical experience of the city.
16/04/2013 | I will be in Cologne next friday to deliver a lecture about graffiti, street art and gentrification.
13/03/2013 | Graffiti in history: lecture in Madrid next friday.
10/12/2012 | I’m in Dresden for a lecture next wednesday.
29/10/2012 | A selection of results of the 2010/2011 course of the graffiti and street art class I teach at Aranjuez, is online.
28/10/2012 | The results of the intervention workshop I taught in A Coruña in the spring of 2010 are online.
27/10/2012 | The results of the intervention workshop I taught in Bilbao in the fall of 2009 are online.