Crew Against People: On Graffiti

Americké Jaro, 31.05.2016, 19:00

Starting as it did in the late sixties as part of the birth of hip-hop in the Bronx, graffiti art has since become a worldwide phenomenon. From its initial raw vandalistic impulses, the art form has since become highly stylized, specialized, and even commodified, which some may argue has delegitimized it as a form of rebellion. With that in mind, the CAP crew (Alexey Klyuykov a Vít Svoboda) has been exploring the form, content, and function of graffiti over the past decade, and in this talk they give their take on the political, social, and aesthetic aspects of this originally American art form that now exists independently in the local contexts.