Street Art Tuesday from Buenos Aires, Argentina

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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’re 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. 

Are you interested to contribute to the Street Art Tuesday series? Just contact us at wkndr (at) artweekenders (dot) com. We love to hear from you and see more street art crossing our paths, either digitally or in real life. #StreetArtTuesday #SArtT

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Razones para no olvidar – Reasons not to forget

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.

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Street art in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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.

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Street art honouring the mother of the disappeared – Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Street art of Maradona in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Get out Englishmen of the Falkland Islands/ Malvinas -Buenos Aires, Argentina

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America Latina, Ahora o Nunca – Latin America, Now or Never – Buenos Aires, Argentina

But not all street art here is serious, there’s plenty of other creative and sometimes even commercial street art around too:

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Street art in Las Canitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Commissioned street art in Las Canitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Street art in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Street art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A different kind of street art in Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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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About The Author: Lydian Brunsting


'To be with Art is all we ask'- Gilbert and George. A quote that has stayed with me since I first saw it a couple of years ago. The word I would add though is 'travel' and that is, in fact, Art Weekenders, our new creation. The Art Weekenders project combines my passions for art, travel and photography, while we - at the same time - like to inspire and hopefully help you to prepare your art getaway. I am also photographer, writer and developer of the photoblog SHOuTography, a project that I started during a year of travelling through South-America to explore my life-long passion for photography.