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Graffiti is ART?

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A new exhibition at Lucerne's AB Gallery is dedicated to exploring the phenomenon of urban art. Encompassing recent works by three international artists, Graffiti is ART? comprises murals by the acclaimed Egyptian street artist Ammar Abo Bakr, photographs by the German-American photography artist Marc Erwin Babej (taken from his series Chernogirls Episode II: NYC) as well as digital graffiti by the female Afghan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani.

The aim of the exhibition is to draw attention to the diversity of this art form, as well as highlight the fact that graffiti is not equivalent to street art: while graffiti is rooted in the writing of actual words, street art is increasingly centred around a visual image as well as the relationship between the image and the viewer.

Today, there is less of a dividing line between the two art forms, as the stylistic elements of both movements tend to merge. This exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to understand the different artistic styles.

For further information visit AB Gallery

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