Walking by different districts in Madrid on my way to work I run into several stencils, graffiti, and interventions that focus on the cuts in social budgets and on the labor precarization that have been imposed on the people living in the Spanish state. With the potency inherent to non-authorized cultural production, these pieces make visible what Slavoj Zizek calls systemic or institutionalized violence.
Por Favor and Dos Jotas: Equation. Apodaca, 1 Oct. 2014.
In Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (2008) Zizek argues that it is in the circulation of capital–in the “self-propelling metaphysical dance of Continue reading
Wolf: Block. Por Favor: MADrid (stencil).
Lavapiés, 1 June 2014.
When walking in the streets of Madrid, make sure to look up. The sections of the walls beyond hand reach are spots favorited by street artists to put paste-ups, plates, and posters, eluding this way the Ayuntamiento’s zeal for removing sprayed street art. Here is a brief selection :
Yipi Yipi Yeah: hot dog. Wolf: space Continue reading
Santa Lucía, Madrid, 10 June 2014.
En Esta es una plaza, 1 Junio 2014.
En Esta es una plaza, Dr. Fourquet, 1 June 2014.
Calle Pizarro, Madrid, 31 May 2014.
I’ve recently ran into a couple of images of Spanish street artist Por Favor‘s intervention of the official symbol of the city of Madrid.
Lavapiés, 25 May 2014.
While the famous statue at Puerta del Sol and the logo of the Ayuntamiento (city hall) depict a robust bear and a blossoming tree–the statue Continue reading
Ventura de la Vega, Madrid, 30 May 2014.
From left to right: Por Favor: “Laetitia”. “Se vende seven.” Sabek.
From left to right: Blu. 7. Por Favor: “Laetitia”. “Se vende seven.” Sabek.
Calle Arganzuela, Madrid, 11 May 2014.