The Writing on the Wall

Categories: Arts and Culture, History
8min | 2011
The city walls speak the truth of its citizens, an old saying says. Since ancient times, one could read the pulse of a people by their markings on the wall. The scars, markings and tattoos on the cement skin of the city communicate the experiences of a nation in transition.

Athens is the capital of Europe with the largest amount of graffiti. The abandonment of the city's center and its subsequent degradation has brought graffiti back into the spotlight as one of the main factors that contribute to decreasing life quality in the center. A long and old debate about the role of graffiti in the city is brought to the forefront: is it art or pollution?

Some of Greece's graffiti pioneers, like Tare, Woozy, Senor, Scar, Ners and the O.F.K crew, try to give their own perspective on how these markings on the wall are more than just that!

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Topics: International, Art, Unexpected Art, Architecture, Greece, Greek Language, Closed Caption
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joseph chavez
joseph chavez
December 14, 2013
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I don't like it when art is flashed in front of me for a split second and I have no time to actually absorb it. What do you think I am, a robot?
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