Posts Tagged: street art

Fighting for Community Pride with Street Murals

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Isla Maciel, a small, poor community on the outskirts of bustling Buenos Aires, is experiencing a cultural makeover in the form of street art. Young artists aim to ignite communal pride, educate on issues of inequality and violence, and display the marginalized voices of Isla Maciel on every surface of the community with beautiful murals—some painted by artists as young as thirteen.

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The New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium: Jonah Kinigstein on The Emperor’s New Clothes

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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Tuesday nights 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City.

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Shepard Fairey in Copenhagen

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Street artist Shepard Fairey is perpetually towing the line between adoration/acceptance and hostility. Street art is anarchic and contentious in that way. He recently experienced the hostile side of this dichotomy in Copenhagen, when he was attacked following the after-party for his “Duality of Humanity,” art show.

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