Sunday, October 7, 2012

Preserving Egypt's Revolutionary Graffiti

Preserving Egypt's Revolutionary Graffiti, One of the country's most powerful art forms and political tools is also extremely vulnerable. Preserving Egypt's revolutionary graffiti, Graffiti has been among the most powerful art forms and tools of Egypt's revolution and the turbulent months since, but it also has proven to be its most vulnerable and ephemeral.

For nearly two years, the slogans, portraits and artwork that went up on walls around the country depicting the goals, heroes and events of the uprising have been erased nearly as quickly.

So a group of artists, photographers and a publisher joined hands to preserve the images. "Wall Talk" - their newly released 680-page book - collects hundreds of photos of graffiti dating from the Jan. 25, 2011 eruption of the revolt against then-President Hosni Mubarak until today. The result is a street history that chronicles image by image the evolution of Egypt's upheaval, which has yet to settle.


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