Can street art out of context still tell the same story?
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As the Port Talbot Banksy is moved to a new street art museum, the very reason it was created is being ignored.
Graffiti in Maboneng, Johannesburg provides a bright contrast to the spaces around it.
Graffiti contributes to place-making by creating meaningful or identifiable spaces.
Central American asylum seekers paint murals on Casa Tochan, a refugee shelter in Mexico City.
A human rights researcher documents the stories of Central American migrants leaving behind endemic poverty and high homicide rates. In limbo in Mexico, many use art therapy to express their anxiety.
The Port Talbot Banksy.
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Unsolicited artwork by the world famous artist can cause big problems for private building owners.
This playable tram generates different musical compositions at different speeds when viewed through a smartphone camera using an augmented reality app.
James H.H. Morgan
Melbourne has its first playable art tram – a 32.5-metre-long musical score played via augmented reality. So what's the idea of playable trams and playable cities really about?
Trump Baby flies over Parliament Square in July during President Trump’s visit to the UK.
Trump Baby is the latest in a long history of visual protests. But is this 'cheap shot street theatre' truly effective, or should we ask more of protest artists?
Waltercio Caldas (Brazil), Around, Leirfjord municipality.
© Vegar Moen
Artscape Nordland – a Norwegian environmental sculpture project – is exceptional.
Zora Kreuzer, Arcade (2017)
Liebler Facade, Fremantle.
The artists in this inaugural event have created works within, on and around the buildings of an old port town.
Public art and gender politics clash in corporate America.
#WeLiveHere2017 aims to turn inanimate buildings into metaphorical sentient structures, with ‘mood lights’ expressing the feelings of Matavai and Turanga Tower residents about their neighbourhood’s redevelopment.
Nic Walker courtesy of #WeLiveHere2017
Residents of two high-rise public housing blocks are being given 'mood lights' to express how they feel based on their experience of the process of redeveloping their neighbourhood.
As museum culture increasingly drifts into private ownership, we need to keep a watchful eye on those shaping our cultural landscape
Melbourne’s Hosier Lane: some see it as art, others think it’s vandalism.
Melbourne's street art has an international reputation and may be a very valuable tourist attraction. But the city remains ambivalent about the activities that have created its 'laneway galleries'.
Community murals can rekindle an area’s shared memories and sense of identity.
Photo: Martin Purcell. Reproduced with permission
Over the past 15 years, community groups in a rundown inner-city district have created public murals as part of a successful process of reversing decades of stagnation.
Rickshaw poetry in Pakistan.
Pakistan's rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
What happens when funding isn’t just eroded, but is wiped away?
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The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block...again. But this time, the ideological justifications don't pass muster.
Realpen Pencil is a young instant live drawing artist who lives and works in Accra, Ghana.
Ghana’s Chale Wote festival's main aim is to provide an alternative platform for the arts. It uses street arts to break creative boundaries and cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa.
Brian Halsey, 'Novem II,' 1981, 8 Color Silkscreen Serigraph
Many praise the internet as a democratizing force. But with online spaces replacing physical public squares as places for debate, what do we risk losing?
Graffiti by LMNOPI (LMNOPI.com) in Brooklyn, New York.
With more and more street artists partnering with corporations, it's important that they don't compromise their moral standing to earn a living.
Thousands of people will throng Sydney’s streets for Vivid 2015, which opens this weekend.
Vivid Sydney draws larger crowds each year and when it opens this weekend, the streets will be packed. Are events like Vivid Sydney and Paris' Nuit Blanche artistically valuable – or just a lot of fun?
A rendering of how Ohad Meromi’s sculpture would appear along Jackson Avenue.
Criticism of Ohad Meromi's 'Sunbather' has been swift and scathing. What does it say about our willingness to engage with art?