Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.
Now screening :
1. Challenging The Status Quo With Street Art – Blanco
BSA Special Feature: Challenging The Status Quo With Street Art – Blanco
One could argue that the whole modus operandi of Street Art was originally to challenge the status quo, however that is defined. The fact that in recent years banal “Street Art” festivals have cooked that goose and various industry brands have adopted it for a perceived ‘edge’ appeal doesn’t really change our minds about what real Street Art was and is.
Of course the graffiti and Street Art “scene” itself is not free of its own status quo – the need to circle wagons, slamming doors, forming cliques, and keeping gates is perhaps an ironic hypocrisy in a counterculture that prizes itself for bucking these practices, but examples abound.
True to form, Blanco has not pursued slick stardom as a Street Artist per se, and you probably have not heard of him. That’s sort of the way he likes it.
Challenging The Status Quo With Street Art / Blanco / TEDx Coeurdalene