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MBPA is an ongoing project to promote the understanding and protect the freedom of expression on the streets of Barcelona.
MBPA is an ongoing project to promote the understanding and protect the freedom of expression on the streets of Barcelona.
63 backers pledged $3,035 to help bring this project to life.

Mini Guide

Poppy Beale-Collins wrote a wonderful article on the exhibit. Thanks Poppy !

Hunter S. Thompson said “graffiti is beautiful, like a kick in the face of a cop.” We already know about the original gonzo’s relish for such double-edged missiles, literary or otherwise, but this little simile reminds us of the free association between street art and confrontation. All so-called “anti-establishment” art forms grow to be defined by their peripheral, borderland status; always occupying an unsteady foothold in the mainstream art consciousness. They exist quite paradoxically, relegated to the outskirts but flourishing all the same.

So it is with street art – but how to loosen the one-size-fits-all “anti-social” shackle placed on street artists? Expose more of the narrative: at least this is what Katrine Knauer and Argentinean artist Zosen agreed on when they met during Knauer’s mapping of Barcelona’s street art, a two-year process that has culminated in this month’s Las Calles Hablan show at Mutuo.

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