The G-word

by Jacob Kimvall
The G-word
  • ISBN-13: 9789185639687
  • Author(s): Jacob Kimvall
  • Subject: Graffiti & street art
  • Publisher: Dokument Press
  • Imprint: Dokument Press
  • Publication Date: 27-11-2014
  • Format: p/b

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Why does the CIA praise graffiti as a colourful symbol of the optimism and hope of the Western World while officials in many cities describe the same phenomenon as a criminal activity and a representation of unsafety and social problems? Graffiti is a word used to denote a complex system of actions and things, which is often described as a singular phenomenon. The G-Word visualises how different institutions, public and commercial interests have acted to influence and affect the understanding of graffiti as both art, crime and a broad socio-cultural phenomenon.
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Why does the CIA praise graffiti as a colourful symbol of the optimism and hope of the Western World while officials in many cities describe the same phenomenon as a criminal activity and a representation of unsafety and social problems? Graffiti is a word used to denote a complex system of actions and things, which is often described as a singular phenomenon. The G-Word visualises how different institutions, public and commercial interests have acted to influence and affect the understanding of graffiti as both art, crime and a broad socio-cultural phenomenon.

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