Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Academy of the Wall: Transnational Culture in the 21st Century

ADHD: Artistic Demons Hard at Drawing

What are the prospects of using graffiti as the foundation of a transnational cultural academy?

By graffiti I don’t mean just anything inscribed on walls. I mean something more specific, the aerosol art that started in Philadelphia and New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s and that had gone world-wide by the end of the century. It’s the first form of abstract art to reach a mass audience.

As vandalism, it exists on the borders of existing art culture.

It is nowhere and everywhere.

It is the future.

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