Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Repetitive Argument: Is Street Art Promoting Graffiti?

This debate is nothing new to those of us who are involved with and/or follow the street art scene. Graffiti and street art are both strong topics of conversation for those of us in Atlanta. This particular story is bigger than one city itself as it stems from an international art project known as The Living Walls. Artists from all over the world were participating in the conference which focused on transforming some of the more aesthetically depressing areas of Atlanta with remarkable murals. The official conference took place in the Eyedrum and patrons could walk through a maze of halls and rooms covered in wheat pasted posters, installation pieces, & more original murals. After the event proved to be an incredible success it also brought about more controversy when one of the murals created was vandalized by an outside graffiti artist. So the debate is still on as to whether or not street art promotes graffiti. Read the full article and you can decide for yourself. If you have opinions please feel free to share them as comments. We would love to hear feedback on this one.