Street Art Tuesday
from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Every Tuesday we take you a street art location around the world during our ‘Street Art Tuesday’ series. This week we are off to Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of our favourite cities in the South-American continent, where street art tells a lot about the current and past affairs of the country.
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While travelling through Argentina and comparing its street art with its neighbouring countries, the most remarkable is the emphasis on the social-political parts of life and its history in the street art everywhere.
More than in the surrounding countries, in Argentinian street art you’ll continuously see a critical note to what is happening in the country, a call for justice, a cry for attention to social and political issues, something that is clearly visible in its capital Buenos Aires, but also beyond.
In Buenos Aires street artists utter their dissatisfaction with government decisions and actions such as what happened around the Falkland islands in 1982, they honour the mothers of the disappeared and of course famous football players.
But not all street art here is serious, there’s plenty of other creative and sometimes even commercial street art around too:
Have you been to Buenos Aires and seen its street art? What did you think of the street art scene here? Any masterpieces you’d like to share with us?
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If you happen to know any of the artists behind the above artworks, please let us know his/ her name by sending us an email at wkndr(at)artweekenders(dot)com. We’d love to credit artists where we can.
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