Recommendation: Iranian Street Art goes viral

Street Art is a common sight in today’s urban environment all over the world, often carrying a political message. During the Arab Spring artists painted the walls with their messages about freedom (some of which can be seen here).

In Iran, the artist (or group of artists) Black Hand has become increasingly popular on social media. Although Graffiti are illegal, Black Hand voice/s criticism of the current state of society. In thearticle “4 Photos of Street Art by the ‘Iranian Banksy’ That Speak Volumes About Life Today in Iran” published on globalvoicesonline.orgthe Iranian-Canadian Internet researcher Mahsa Alimardani takes a look at four works by Black Hand.

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Max Weber Stiftung (2014, 22. Juli). Recommendation: Iranian Street Art goes viral. TRAFO – Blog for Transregional Research. Abgerufen am 15. Juni 2024, von

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