A Revolution's graffiti

 'A Revolution's graffiti' is a response to my dissertation which covers the political as well as social significance of graffiti during the uprise in Egypt. I attempt to present the unique role it played in documenting the violence in protests and, as some in Egypt describe 'battles', not just by human rights activists and journalists but by artists. The walls were used to send messages, actively communicating with the public. The graffiti called for accountability, painting images to shock the public of the violence rocking the nation and many times to criticise the government. My work also tries to capture how graffiti quickly evolved in this historic period, the relationship between a once forbidden art and society created a bond. By drawing martyrs of the revolution, families and friends were touched that their loved ones were immortalised on the walls of Cairo. Graffiti was becoming accepted by Egyptians as an art.

'A Revolution's graffiti' is a response to my dissertation which covers the political as well as social significance of graffiti during the uprise in Egypt. I attempt to present the unique role it played in documenting the violence in protests and, as some in Egypt describe 'battles', not just by human rights activists and journalists but by artists. The walls were used to send messages, actively communicating with the public. The graffiti called for accountability, painting images to shock the public of the violence rocking the nation and many times to criticise the government. My work also tries to capture how graffiti quickly evolved in this historic period, the relationship between a once forbidden art and society created a bond. By drawing martyrs of the revolution, families and friends were touched that their loved ones were immortalised on the walls of Cairo. Graffiti was becoming accepted by Egyptians as an art.

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