Graffiti War: Art vs. Vandalism

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Graffiti War: Art vs. Vandalism. Denver Vo Kom Vang. Anecdote. Luther Burbank Graffiti Incident (LBGI) Many were angry, and many were angry it was gone. Anger had brought up two unanswered questions: is graffiti art or vandalism?. Overview. Graffiti is Art: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Graffiti War: Art vs. Vandalism

Graffiti War: Art vs. VandalismDenver VoKom Vang1

AnecdoteLuther Burbank Graffiti Incident (LBGI)Many were angry, and many were angry it was gone.Anger had brought up two unanswered questions: is graffiti art or vandalism?

OverviewGraffiti is Art:Knowledge Issue: Sense of PerceptionLinking question: ArtLinking question: History

Knowledge Issue: EmotionLinking question: Language

Knowledge Issue: LogicLinking question: Ethics

ConclusionDiscussionCitation

Knowledge Issue: PerceptionHow is our perception a reliable way of identifying Graffiti?

What we see contributes to how we react.

Knowledge Issue: PerceptionShepard Fairey Famous and recognized artist arrestedby Boston Detective Bill Kelley

ClaimsGraffiti is a valid form of art (Graffiti writers, ICA)Graffiti are scribbled words on the side of trash (Detectives, supportive officers, Graffiti buffers)

Knowledge Issue: PerceptionClaim: Graffiti is a valid form of art

Shepard Fairey was undoubtfully recognizable by the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

Knowledge Issue: PerceptionClaim: Graffiti are scribbled words on the side of trash (vandalism).Damaging propertyTired of cleaningCost moneys for removal

Graffiti-gone.com

Linking Question: ArtTo what extent can graffiti and art be in comparison?

What is art?the use of painting, drawing, sculpture etc to represent things or express ideas.

what is graffiti?The use of images or lettering scratched, spray-painted on a surface

HoweverNot all graffiti is art.Not all art is graffiti.

Linking Question: HistoryWhat did Pompeii perceives Graffiti as?

Historically, Pompeii accepts graffiti.

Origin 71 A.D. ItalyGraffiti is common by Roman cultureHelps appeal to emotion

Knowledge Issue: PerceptionHow is our perception a reliable way of identifying Graffiti?

Our perception are opinion-based by instinct in accordance to our liking.

Knowledge Issue: EmotionHow does Graffiti reflects on the community?

Sights within secure and insecure images, relatively, affects our emotions toward it.

Knowledge Issue: EmotionThierry FurgerBuffed Painter who had mixed feelingstoward graffiti: graffiti and tag

Claims:Graffiti are waves of creativity to public inspirations (Graffiti artists, art supporters, drawn observers)Graffiti and gangs: the mess makes them unsafe (Police witness, observers)

Knowledge Issue: EmotionClaim: Graffiti are waves of creativity to public inspirations

Gathers inspiration for creative ideasAdds life to dull buildings

Photo imaging Studio

Knowledge Issue: EmotionClaim: Graffiti is associated with gangs

Gang graffiti is used by gangsters to communicate or to identify themselves.We fear of being attacked by gangsInsecure contributes to our hate, labeled vandalism

They feel insecure. It makes people feel unsafe, that they've been violated. -Montes

Linking Question: LanguageHow does the diction of Graffiti influences ones emotions?

language is an instrument or form of powerGraffiti uses text in a form of power

Knowledge Issue: EmotionHow does Graffiti reflects on the community?

Our emotions either plays a part in deciding between different ideas: Art and Vandalism by love or by hate.

Knowledge Issue: LogicWhy is Graffiti considered illegal?

Majority of the area rules Graffiti illegal

Knowledge Issue: LogicGov. SchwarzeneggerSigned Graffiti Vandalism Legislature

Claims:Graffiti deserves to be a form of free expression (Designers, Artists, Gangs, Marc Ecko)Graffito are unwanted to publicity (Government, observers, workers)

Knowledge Issue: LogicClaim: Graffiti deserves to be a form of free expression

Mark Ecko used the First Amendment to argue in favor of free expressionism.

[They] tried to censor my first amendment rights and those of these great artists by attempting to dictate how we express ourselves.

Knowledge Issue: LogicClaim: Graffito are unwanted to publicity

By cleaning up graffiti and holding offenders accountable for their actions, this legislation will make our streets and neighborhoods a safer and cleaner place to live. -Gov. Schwarzenegger

Linking Question: EthicsTo what extent does John Lockes Theory of Property and Natural Law plays in with Graffiti?

John Locke was a philosophers of the late 17th and 18th century.Natural Law- everyone born as a free man.Theory of Property private property is absolutely essential for liberty: every Man has aPropertyin his ownPerson. John Locke

Knowledge Issue: LogicWhy is Graffiti considered illegal?

Reasons convinces the outcome of the Graffiti case. John Locke ideals were not appealing to audiences. Government favors majority who dislikes Graffiti. Minority, art scene, loses to majority by reasons.

ConclusionGraffiti are either as well as neither art or vandalism by beholders own personal view, emotion, and logic.

DiscussionsWhat position do you take on the Graffiti debate? Include your views, emotion, or reasons for why.

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