Bogotá: A Cultural Haven For Graffiti Artists
It might seem unlikely, but Graffiti Artists is one of the most important cities in the world when it comes to this suburban culture, the art of graffiti. And much like most of the Colombian recent history, it didn’t happen without violence and death. On the 19th August 2011, a young teenager, Diego Felipe Becerra was shot and killed by the police when they caught him painting Felix the Cat on an underpass.
Diego Felipe Becerra
The story itself maybe wouldn’t attract so much attention if it wasn’t discovered that the police was lying about the reasons behind the shooting. Claiming that the boy was on the run after he had allegedly robbed a bus, which in turn caused mass protests andRead More
Tips For Traveling Artists: What to Take With You
If you are an artist that likes to travel, such as I, you will quickly learn that it’s not quite that easy. There are quite a few things to care about. I’d like to share my own experience in hopes it can help someone, and also help myself remember what I need to do better the next time. Now, I can only speak from the perspective of a visual artist, but even if the type of art you are creating doesn’t fit this category, keep reading, you still might pick up some useful advice.
I am going to assume that you are traveling on a budget, like myself, otherwise, why would you even be reading this? To me, creating art isRead More
Free Exhibitions I Visited While Traveling
After leaving Bogotá and South America, my journey led me to Europe, and the cheapest flight I could get brought me to Poland, a country I wasn’t even planning on visiting. Initially, I didn’t want my journey to be about history, but Poland is a home to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum. The reason there is no entry fee is because the trustees don’t want to keep anyone from learning about the horrible things that happened here.
Everyone who wants to learn about it andRead More