Category: Social

Moving India’s Art from Museums to Streets – Graffiti

By Bhawna Chauhan, Gargi Chanda & Keren Elizabeth Abraham

(Master of Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi)

Introduction

Vandalism, disrespect, rebellion, a symbol of urban decay, these are few descriptors the vast majority of the population would use for graffiti or Street art, but is graffiti any different than any other art form? Just like any other piece of art, graffiti is an expression. It can easily be argued that graffiti is the biggest art movement ever seen, especially on a global scale. Street art today in a way is allowing people to connect with art and expression on a daily basis, the colourful and beautiful murals painted on walls, trains etc reach out to the public every day.

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