graffiti art

Graffiti art is an art form. The reasons, including aesthetic criteria, as to why it is an art form far outweigh the criticism of illegality, incoherence, and nonstandard presentation. The objective of this paper is to explain how graffiti art overcomes these concerns and thereby can be considered as an art form. Suppose that Leonardo, Monet, Picasso, or any of the recognized artisans of Western European culture were alive in the present day. Then, suppose that one of these famous artists decided to paint a masterpiece on the side of your house or on your front door or on a wall in your neighborhood. Would Picasso or Monet's markings be graffiti or art or vandalism or graffiti art? The answer may vary across people, but I would claim that those markings are art in the form of graffiti. Their markings would qualify as vandalism only if they appeared on private or public property without permission. The same answer holds for the present day, genre of graffiti known as graffiti art. Graffiti art originated in the late 1960's, and it has been developing ever since. However, it is not readily accepted as being art like those works that are found in a gallery or a museum. It is not strictly denied the status of genuine art because of a lack of form or other base aesthetic elements. Most of the opposition to graffiti art is due to its location and bold, unexpected, and unconventional presentation, but its presentation and often illegal location does not necessarily disqualify it as art. In this paper, I elucidate how some forms of graffiti can be accepted as art. This type of graffiti is known as graffiti art, subway art, or spraycan art. The arguments of vandalism and unconventional presentation as negating the ability of some graffiti to be art is usurped by an explanation of those properties apparent in some forms of graffiti that do qualify it, aesthetically, as art. To show this, I provide a historical context of graffiti, and then I provide persuasive evidence that graffiti art is art. The origins of graffiti go back to the beginnings of human, societal living. Graffiti has been found on uncovered, ancient, Egyptian monuments, and graffiti even was preserved on walls in Pompeii. Graffiti is the plural form of the Italian word grafficar. In plural, grafficar signifies drawings, markings, patterns, scribbles, or messages that are painted, written, or carved on a wall or surface. Grafficar also signifies "to scratch" in reference to different wall writings ranging from "cave paintings", bathroom scribbles, or any message that is scratched on walls. In reference to present day graffiti, the definition is qualified by adding that graffiti is also any unsolicited marking on a private or public property that is usually considered to be vandalism.

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WIRE

The basic idea of ​​WIRE 2017 is to stimulate socially responsible research and digitization innovations for regional development and to understand its societal impact by exploiting synergies between different EU policies to promote economic, social and territorial cohesion. In other words, understand and stimulate the positive social and economic impact of digital research and innovation on the EU's regions and its people and build a creative, social and trusted region.

Impregnated Town House

On May 20, 2017, the Night of the Museum and the Gallery were held throughout Slovakia. An exception was not Nitra. In the premises of the Nitra Gallery - Župný dom (Town House), audiences could enjoy several exhibitions until midnight. After digging from 21.00 to 23.00, Digital Graffiti from the TRAKT took place directly in the courtyard of the gallery. Even during the unfavorable weather the spectators sprayed - painted - drew - wrote down the facade of the building.

Film Festival Trenčianske Teplice

The International Film Festival in Trenčianske Teplice offered several thematic sections and one competition tour of short and medium-sized works of film school students. His program reflects both film history and the present. Formally, it brings not only more open-minded, but also more visually appealing images, trying to shift the traditional film language. The mission of the festival in Trenčianske Teplice is to contribute to the development of the knowledge of the world, but especially of the European film culture.

International Roma Day

The 3rd annual celebration of the International Roma Day in Prague was carried out in the spirit of the motto MEAT TOTAL. The rich program lasted for more days. It started on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, and the MDR peak was scheduled for the gala evening on April 8, 2017 at the LaFabrik Theater with a rich and original music program. Throughout the evening, VJ projections were conducted by Lukáš Matejka (TRAKT).

Folklore graffiti ZSE

Energetic Folklore graffiti by TRAKT took place on 24th and 31st March 2017 in front of STEJDŽ (alternative club in Trenčín). The exterior of STEJDŽ provided the ideal backdrop for the realization of folk visual imagery that the viewers created throughout the evening with the use of an interactive spray on the historical facade of the ZUŠ - Elementary School of Art Trenčín. This unique unusual experience revives the stereotype of the Friday evening.

Festival of light Bratislava

The event Festival of light, Bratislava, 22nd-24th August 2016, is produced as a dialog between high-tech and science on the field of photonics and living in the public space, aimed to the residents and visitors. The main goal of the event Festival of light was to bring a platform where artists, scientists and general public can share their opinions on main theme “light”. There were lots of installations and performances inspired by physics of light, application of the newest inventions of light technologies and projections. The festival brought 20 projects to its visitors.

 

Dark Matter Spray

Two artist from TRAKT art group - Lukáš Matejka and Pavol Soukal - prepared an interactive project called Dark Matter Spray for DIG gallery in Košice. Dark Matter Spray is inspired by project Digital Graffiti. A software is using hybrid programming environment VVVV, which can connect and control digital actions with a real environment. A spray is using infrared technology and participant can create “digital dark matter” on the projection of the universe. The idea of Dark Matter Spray was initiated by college pedagogue Michal Murin.

 

23. International Dubnica Folklore Festival

International Dubnica Folklore Festival (DFF) was founded on 1994 by a group of young people interested in folklore and former members of the FS Vršatec. Their goal was to fulfill the long-time dream od Dubnica folklorists to have a festival together with another folklorist from Slovakia and other countries.

Folklore graffiti

TRAKT LAB project “Folklore Graffiti” is taking tradition symbols and themes and apply them into a digital art. Part of the project was a projection of “Folklore Graffiti” on the Trenčín Synagogue, which attracts a lot of attention. Graffiti was conceived into public space primarily for the youths of Trenčín city and then for the general public on 20th and 21st of August.

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