Digital Aesthetics

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Mild but Wild: Graffiti Art in Taiwan

(Virus No.6 Crew-Back to the Streets by joy80211 on Youtube)

Before 2000, most Taiwanese people did not pay much attention to the seemingly random artwork sprayed, stencilled, stickered and painted on the walls of public and private property in their neighbourhood. Graffiti started to show up on the streets since the mid 1990s.
Today, graffiti art groups in Taiwan have noticed both the emergence of street art as a hot issue and the resultant ease with which street art related projects have been able to garner financial support in recent years. How Taiwan’s city governments view street art: Beautification over vandalism? Continue reading