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TOK IA - Graffiti as Art

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Transcript of TOK IA - Graffiti as Art

support designated areas for street art in your community




encourage appreciation of graffiti as an art form
TOK IA
GRAFFITTI AS AN ART FORM
markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-
painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public
restroom, or the like

an arrangement of institutionally illicit marks in which there has
been an attempt to establish some sort of coherent composition
made by an individual or individuals (not generally professional
artists) upon a wall or other surface that is usually visually
accessible to the public
GRAFFITI ARTISTS
A pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist who creates
controversial and satirical street art and is charged with
“art terrorism"
Spoof British £10 notes substituted the picture of the
Queen's head with Diana’s
changed text “Bank of England” to “Banksy of England”
9 Anti-war pieces on the Palestine Wall
“Banksy effect” cultivated interest in street art
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

RELATED KNOWLEDGE ISSUE: Is it important for something to be provocative or controversial so it and the issues surrounding it gain interest?
KNOWLEDGE ISSUE
How do our
preconceptions or stereotypes
of people affect
what we claim to know
about their work ?
IS GRAFFITI ART?
YES
beautifies society
communicates point
reflects an areas culture
Different
perspectives
SOMETIMES
some graffiti is pointless vandalism
graffiti can be a meaningful
and effective art form
NO
Graffiti is just a crime
used to mark territory
not a meaningful form
of art
LAW ENFORCEMENT
mostly interact with criminal side of graffiti

development of stereotypes

interaction with victims
GRAFFITI ARTISTS
interaction with other artists > breakdown
of stereotypes

respect for technical skill and artistry that
goes into some graffiti
VANDALISM VICTIMS
Personal grudge against graffiti-ers

Economically invested

More acutely aware of damage graffiti can cause
ESTABLISHED ART COMMUNITY
established ideals about what constitutes art

little respect/appreciation for technical

concerned with lack of technical/proffessional training

context of art (museum vs. public places)
TEENAGE HL ART STUDENTS
GWYN & HANNAH KNOWERS PERSPECTIVES (+/-)

Teenagers - accustomed to stereotyping

HL ART - knowledge of aesthetics, appreciation for technical skills

IB & AMERICAN - cultural/international awareness

Technology generation - more exposure to graffiti around the world
GENERAL PUBLIC
relying on existing stereotypes and vague experience
IMPLICATIONS
YES
NO
SENSE
PERCEPTION
EMOTION
LOGIC
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
LOGIC
EMOTION
SENSE
PERCEPTION
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
SENSE PERCEPTION
LOGIC
EMOTION
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
EMOTION
SENSE PERCEPTION
LOGIC
(cc) photo by medhead on Flickr
support anti-graffiti legislation and actions

encourage harsher punishment for graffiti-ers

Narrower view on what is defined as successful art
STREET MUSICIANS
stereotypes about street musicians affect how we value their performances

Joshua Bell Grand Central Station

RELATED KNOWLEDGE ISSUE: How does context affect our perception and
value of an individuals work or performance
SCIENTIFIC PROFESSIONALS
preconceptions about their intelligence and prestige encourage
people to trust what they say

Stereotypes encourage us to view them as figures of authority

RELATED KNOWLEDGE ISSUE: How does the designated authority of an
individual affect how we view thier work or performance, and how does
an authoritorial opinion of an individual affect our view?
CONCLUSION
stereotypes & preconceptions as they affect our view of
individuals and their work

Finding a balance between existing preconceptions and
personal experience (logic, emotion, sense perception)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/49/113931004_d98d1e9301.jpg

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l1kshcukOJ1qzufnjo1_500.jpg

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/graffiti

http://www.graffiti.org/faq/graf.def.html

http://www.banksy.co.uk/
IS IT ART?
GWYN SNIDER & HANNAH WOOD
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