Urban Art far beyond counterculture

  • Larissa Augusto
Keywords: counterculture


Urban art emerged as a counterculture movement based on social, political and economic criticism. To shape these criticisms, interventions are made around city centers and peripheries, in the most unusual places, such as bridges, sewers, abandoned places, train stations, house walls and top of buildings. Because it is done on the streets, the intervention suffers from the weather and can be changed and even covered by another artist. The artist, in turn, risks being arrested and having his art labeled as vandalism, as such art happens in non-legalized places. And so street art is defined as an ephemeral work, accessible to all people and only possible to be registered by photography.

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