Playfulness and Paradox in Spanish Urban Street Art - Exhibition


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Posted on 06 May 2014

PLAYFULNESS AND PARADOX IN SPANISH URBAN STREET ART
KEELE UNIVERSITY 7 MAY – 4 JUNE 2014

Keele University Art Gallery is set to play host to PLAYFULNESS AND PARADOX IN SPANISH URBAN STREET ART a visual ethnographic research project conducted in 2013 by Dr Andrzej Zieleniec of Keele University and supported by Santander. Graffiti or Urban Art is a universal and global urban phenomenon. It takes many forms and elicits a range of responses. It is simultaneously vandalism, social critique and commentary, anti-social behaviour, destructive and creative, enhancing or degrading the urban environment, urban blight or urban art, ugly or beautiful. Regardless it represents attempts usually by those with little voice or access in conventional means to publicly express, exhibit, convey or communicate a range of messages and meanings about identity, belonging, alienation and exclusion. The exhibition will run between 7 May and 4 June in Keele University Art Gallery, Chancellors Building, Keele University ST5 5BG, FREE entry. For more information including gallery open times visit www.keele.ac.uk/artskeele


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