Graffiti vs. Street Art Discourse Post

The graffiti discourse community that I will primarily focus on comes from the postmodern era of art.  This infers that I will be analyzing the graffiti movement that emerged during the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s.  This particular subculture had developed as a “form of resistance to authority and at the same time a means of expression and connectedness to its own subculture” (Dennant).

The discourse community of street artists actually came about after the graffiti movement and has many elements that graffiti artists exhibit.  This is due to the fact that many graffiti writers progressed into the discourse community of street art.  This group is hardly defined by what medium they use as a tool other than their visual art is always displayed in the eye of the public.  Their methods can be anything from painting, spray paint, stickers, projection, installations, stencils, wheat pasting’s or even flash mobbing.


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