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Graffiti in the Public Realms
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Art History.
2012 (English)In: Placing Art in the Public Realm / [ed] Håkan Nilsson, Huddinge: Södertörn University , 2012, 1, 99-122 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Graffiti in the public realms are commonly described as destruction of public and/or private property, and as an offence directed towards public taste. But how about the removal of the same graffiti, can it be regarded iconoclasm – that is: as an ideological destruction of a visual image? And does it matter if the graffiti is done with a “good purpose”? The discourse regarding the closely related phenomena street art – commonly described as creative, amusing and beautiful – points in that direction. And who is the we-subject that is abused/or amused by graffiti/street art?

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Huddinge: Södertörn University , 2012, 1. 99-122 p.
, Södertörn Academic Studies, ISSN 1650-433X ; 50
Keyword [en]
graffiti, street art, Public Space
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Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-90909ISBN: 978-91-86069-48-3OAI: diva2:628346
Available from: 2013-06-13 Created: 2013-06-13 Last updated: 2013-06-18Bibliographically approved

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