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Street Art

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Eunice Wong

on 16 April 2013

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Who Banksy British "provocateur"
performs controversial acts to spark conversation or debate
stencil art, graffiti, paint, film
the invisible artist, joker Political/War Themes "unrestrained & undercover"
their art becomes a voice of the people
opinions, media, news, movements, current events brave, controversial, powerful platform
unaffiliated to raise awareness
big following trespassing
destruction of property
vandalism obstacles praise are street artists? museums
merchandise a Palestinian man said his paintings made the wall look beautiful- he thanked him, but the man replied "We don't want it to be beautiful, we hate this wall. Go home." 425 mile long West Bank Barrier
illegal wall "the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti artists" "security forces did shoot in the air threateningly...there were a few guns pointed at him" Religion child sex abuse scandal
Christmas present in Liverpool Art Gallery "At this time of year it's easy to
forget the true meaning of
Christianity - lies, corruption, abuse" Robbo VS Banksy 1985 2006 "Street art vs Graffiti" 2009 2010 2011 The war expands... Film "Exit Through The Gift Shop" Thierry Guetta
"Invader"'s cousin
Academy Awards
Almost 20 Film Critic Awards
"What happens when fame, money, and vandalism collide" Community New Orleans
Post Hurricane Katrina
fears, hopes, tensions, dilemmas, spirits, fragility Grey Ghost "I am unable to comment on who may or may not be Banksy, but anyone described as being 'good at drawing' doesn't sound like Banksy to me." STREET ART Activity! 1. Choose a style 2. Choose a topic 3. Create your art! One of the most powerful art movements in the world today
art developed in public spaces
totally separated from vandalism
"street art" or "post graffiti"
all about IMAGINATION!!!! 4. Choose a place in the
classroom/school to put these up! graffiti
stencil work
poster art carving/deconstruction
guerilla art
flash mobbing
street installations What is street art? What again? what influences the motivations of the artist?
the environment Examples of Street Art: What are some materials used? chalk
oil paint
aerosol spray
spray paint what are some common themes and concepts?
very political
varies colour and multi-cultural aspects
social causes and anti corporate themes roads and pavement abandoned houses concrete walls mailboxes *3 Most Common types of Street Art* GRAFFITI [gruh - fee - tee] a compilation of words and/or drawings that are scribbled, scratched, or sprayed on a wall or other public surfaces STENCIL [sten-suhl ] using paper, cardboard, or other media to create and image or text that is easy to reproduce
art pieces are usually done in black and white "essentially vandalism" "actually rubbish" "irritating" "just a prankster" "pathetic cult" "a british obsession" "don't take him seriously" "not even art" STREET INSTALLATIONS use 3D objects to interact with the urban environment
non-permission based
no damage to property
Ex: random sculptures, yarn bombing, etc. Works Cited http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/The-Story-Behind-Banksy-187953941.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2006/sep/22/arts.visualarts HOW it all began.. The word “graffiti” originated in 1851, it referred to ancient wall inscriptions found in the ruins of Pompeii LONG LONG TIME AGO ... 2500 BC Egyptian Art: Greek Art Wall markings of the Lascaux caves Why? 1960's Ask yourself, why do we have street art? What is it's significance - Graffiti become more modernized
- Graffiti used for:
Political activism
Territorial markings for gangs
- “Tagging” began to emerge in the streets of Philadelphia
Tagging is the writer’s logo, his/her stylized personal signature Publically express message
Sense of interaction
Stir up controversy in public
Make stop & think
Focus on the art not the artist 1970-1980's - Graffiti has extended its way to New york, graffiti artists began by tagging subways, this interventions has increased in popularity as writers tried to get their tags across the city
- Graffiti artists may not have met with other artists, but they communicated and competed through their graffiti art pieces
- This became a competition for recognition in the graffiti community 1980 + Graffiti shifted onto the streets = "Street Canvases" Where is street art usually found? HOW is it created? - Almost any building or object could be the target - The location tagged varies with the purpose for the graffiti. 8 places where tagging is legal Hosier Lane Melbourne, Australia Warsaw, Poland once you guys are done, copy and paste all your internet resource links on the work cited which is at the right side + can we make sure that for the paths, the 'activity' and the final youtube video are the last two? :) Queens, New York, United States looks good so far :) - Can be found in neighborhood parks, Back and side walls of stores, retaining walls, and any other prominent structure that is paintable ^why is there
a giant box Paris, France Taipei, Taiwan Zürich, Switzerland Sydhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark Venice, California, United States Graffiti Alley Downtown Toronto - Runs South of Queen street from Spadina Ave to Portland
- Over a kilometre of graffitied wall space - This Famous spot is popular among tourists and artists alike
- Located in the southern edge of Melbourne
- allows for all kinds of street art and encourages it
-Elsewhere in Melbourne, street art maybe not be as heavily advertised as Hosier Lane. Hosier Lane Melbourne, Australia
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