What now ? for the last decades it has been a dogma . nobody can complain about public art ( it has too much money and politic power behind the works and the decision of the place it is going to stay ) .
for the last 10 years a new dogma : you can’t say anything negative about street art , “grafite” ( writing this way to piss the purists ) .
anyone has the right to tell me what i have to see . just because i am walking down the street doesn’t mean you can force me to see your work .
if exists freedom of expression , why the freedom to choose isn’t respected ? do i have to live everyday with your work , that i don’t like , didn’t ask for , just because you have chosen to put it on my way ?
why should i respect your expression if you don’t respect my life ? my taste , my aesthetic decisions ?
this is imposition of values .
Let’s remember that public art in general , sinse the first half of the 20th centure , almost never was developed with the concernment of improving the aesthetical harmony of a place , the enviroment and its comunity . it was used for political and comercial proposals . and , sure , self-pormotional attitude of artists that developed very cheap concepts as excuse .
in a world where we are celebrating that big corporations haven’t power to decide anymore what music people listen , what literature people read , what tv shows and movies people watch …. …in art they are celebrating the oposite with this street art imposition .
now all the time i leave my house i will be forced to swallow works that i don’t like .
you know , the visual art world is the is the land of the assholes that never respect other people’s life , feelings , choices , thoughts ……..
and it seems ok for everyone .