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The Future of Graffiti: Graffiti Art and Graffiti Vandalism
Transcript of The Future of Graffiti: Graffiti Art and Graffiti Vandalism
Trying to change negative perception of Graffiti. This Graffiti exhibition may well prove to be the proverbial handwriting on the wall, showing what we have to fear if exhibition development is taken out of the hands of scholar-curators and turned over the education department. At any rate, the show reveals the museum's profound state of confusion and does not augur well for the social experiment it proposes. What is Graffiti? Writings, drawings, and paintings on the wall or other surface ranging from symbols to elaborate wall paintings. Common graffiti materials such as spray paint, marker pens and paint have used since Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. Preserved early Pompeiian graffiti is considered as valuable artwork and historical significance. After Second World War, Graffiti character began to change as communication method through ethnic culture rising identity among variety nationalities and racial groups. Graffiti form changed from group expression to individualized form such as 1950's gang's territory mark and 1960's personal identifier writing called as "tagging" in the New York City. As Graffiti becomes popular, the paint area got boarder and the techniques innovated. Today's graffiti occurs in major city, rural and wilderness area in the world appearing on both private property and public area. History of Graffiti Controversy issue of Graffiti Graffiti Vandalism! Some displays in pubic location without property owner's permission and Graffiti Vandalism behavior that harms criminal damages and spoils subject protected by government. Graffiti Art! Not any more street art, it is now appears in art museum and sells in galleries. Graffiti has influenced through fashion, variable design and commercial painting and considered to one of the art movement.
Today, Graffiti Art still has vandalism problem. To harm personal property ownership is absolutely prohibited, and it pursue to find solution and undergo trial and error. However that mean is not that graffiti is not art. Graffiti is art because it has enough creative expressive measure to people. It was usually existed about controversy issue about new genre art. In the past, Vincent Van Gogh was not acknowledged as fabulous artist. Through time to pass, his artist skills and effort is recognized. There is no concrete standard art in modern times, the standard of art keeps changes and modified, so Graffiti Art work can be recognized as important art movement in near future through today’s our movement. People should realize that graffiti takes a lot of skill, time, and effort and graffiti creative factors are gift from the artist. Graffiti Art cannot be behind Graffiti Vandalism. The reason anti-vandalism policies fail to reduce graffiti vandalism is that they ignore the motivations behind it. Graffiti is an important expressive outlet, and therefore, alternative means of expression are needed if graffiti vandalism is to be reduced. Legalized graffiti keeps youth away from violence and crime, teaches them skills that enable them to acquire the respect and recognition that they seek, and constitutes a part of their culture. Graffiti will not go away because we outlaw it. We have to outlaw graffiti when it is wrong, protect it when it is right, and teach youth and ourselves the difference. (Gomez) Graffiti Art as Modern Art Graffiti Artist and Artwork "Basquiat's canon revolves around single heroic figures: athletes, prophets, warriors, cops, musicians, kings and the artist himself. In these images the head is often a central focus, topped by crowns, hats, and halos. In this way the intellect is emphasized, lifted up to notice, privileged over the body and the physicality of these figures (i.e. black men) commonly represent in the world."
— Kellie Jones, Lost in Translation: Jean-Michel in the (Re)Mix Graffiti Art Exhibition Criminal issue of Graffiti Vandalism Anti-Vadalism Policies The Future of Graffiti: