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History of graffiti - Urbanario School

History of graffiti

Understanding the contemporary culture of graffiti necessarily involves studying its origins. Informal wall writing is actually a timeless practice, that went through a process of hypertrophy in the context of the contemporary city.

Today’s graffiti took shape in the particular environment of a New York City in ruins, and was initially understood as a necessarily local phenomenon. In time, it was however exported worldwide, evolved and diversified.

This course studies in detail the genealogy of graffiti, from its historic antecedents to its genesis and development as a contemporary culture.

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Tagging cultures - Urbanario School

Tagging cultures

Tagging is the origin and core of contemporary graffiti, but also its most underrated form. This course offers a detailed study of tagging as the complex and manifold calligraphic school that it is.

Contemporary graffiti is not a unique tradition though. Other equivalent cultures exist and have existed in different parts of the world, all of them focused on the tag, and generally as unknown as they are fascinating.

This course studies the most important ones, and gives access to abundant exclusive documentation from the teacher’s research work.

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Critique of graffiti - Urbanario School

Critique of graffiti

This course offers a rare critical analysis of key aspects of contemporary graffiti, largely unexplored but fundamental for understanding the practice in depth.

The course examines graffiti as exploration and mythology of the city – its most overlooked side and, at the same time, the most significative. It clarifies its often overvalued political dimension.

It studies the essential changes in its practice caused by the specialised media and market. And it observes various graphic styles and lifestyles characteristic of its diverse scene.

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History of graffiti - Urbanario School
Tagging cultures - Urbanario School
Critique of graffiti - Urbanario School
145,20€
History of street art - Urbanario School

History of street art

Although street art is often presented as a new phenomenon, its earliest examples date from the sixties, a period of experimentation that brought about other unconventional forms of art.

The history of street art has suffered strong drifts since then, oscillating between times of popularity and media attention and years of disregard and experimentation.

This course offers a detailed journey through the history of street art. It observes its most representative figures and examines the techniques, tactics and ethics characteristic of this diverse artistic field.

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145,20€
Critique of street art - Urbanario School

Critique of street art

Street art is a very unique art form. It is radically different from commissioned forms of public art such as murals, and it has little to do with art produced for the exhibition space. This course examines in detail the differences between these practices, and studies the various other ways in which street art and graffiti are assimilated by society.

Understanding street art involves doing it on its own terms. Permanently confusing it with institutional co-optations of it prevents any progress towards the clarification of the field. This course contributes to this goal by laying out a necessary and unprecedented critique of the fundamental aspects of street art as an art practice.

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Politics of street art - Urbanario School

Politics of street art

Street art and society interrelate in paradoxical ways. Street art operates in a limbo between activism and advertising. Society represses street art with one hand and exploits it with the other.

This course explores the most significant topics in this thorny field. It studies the history of subvertising and other forms of creative activism. It examines the world of the ‘graffiti vigilantes’ and other surprising examples of ‘buff art’.

It then concludes by laying out a critial view of the alleged political dimension of street art, and of its accompanying problems of ‘spectacularisation’ and exploitation.

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FULL PROGRAM ON STREET ART
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History of street art - Urbanario School
Critique of street art - Urbanario School
Politics of street art - Urbanario School
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