Graffiti, Vandalism or Art - or both?


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Introducing Banksy, some examples of his art and dicussing whether graffiti should be considered Vandalism, Art or both. Includes a game and a video, Exit Through the Gift Shop.

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Graffiti, Vandalism or Art - or both?

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  8. 8. GRAFFITI O Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is any type of public markings that may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. O Alexandra Duarte 8
  9. 9. Banksy O Banksy is a pseudonymous England- based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. O His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. O Alexandra Duarte 9
  10. 10. Vandalism or Art Alexandra Duarte 10
  11. 11. Discuss ODo you like graffiti? ODo you consider it art or vandalism? Why? OHow would you react if your walls were painted with graffiti? Alexandra Duarte 11
  12. 12. Barometer Game: take a stand! OThis is art and enhances street artists’ creativity OStreet artists make a dirty environment with paintings that are not useful OThis is crime; they should be sent to prison! Alexandra Duarte 12
  13. 13. Cont. OIt is art but I don’t want it on my walls, thank you! OSome of it is art, but most of it is trash. OGraffiti reflect youngsters’ culture in society. OThere are no graffiti here but our schoolboard should provide a specific place at school for our “artists”. Alexandra Duarte 13
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  16. 16. After viewing… OWhere did these artists create some of their graffiti? OAre these examples of art or vandalism? OWhat were some of the risks these artists faced? OShould all artists receive the same treatment by the police? Justify. Alexandra Duarte 16
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