Curating street art

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After being largely ignored for decades, street art is being increasingly assimilated by society and the art system. Numerous artists who started their careers working anonymously in public space are now being commissioned to create pieces for galleries, museums and collections. This text looks at the differences between producing art in public space without permission and producing art for the gallery, and at the possible approaches to curating street art in ways meaningfully related to the values of independent street art. [read more]

What does graffiti have to do with hip-hop?

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About ten years after its inception around 1970, graffiti culture started to be linked with hip-hop, a concept coined by the media to facilitate the commercialisation of graffiti and other contemporary cultures. This artificial link is still seen in the media, and therefore also in the mainstream view of graffiti. [leer más]