Ciuadad de Murales

February 6, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

"In 2010 legal graffiti was supported by the mayor and the Municipal Youth Institute in Leon Guanajuato Mexico. This project was called 'City of Murals' and led to two years of high visibility sponsorship of murals in which themes relating to Mexican culture and Leon specific images were prevalent. In this talk, Caitlin Bruce will discuss contesting perspectives about government sponsorship articulated by writers at the same time of this bloom of mural artwork, and how an ongoing tension between legal and illegal was made more dramatic. Her talk is adapted from her upcoming book, Citizen Voices in Aerosol: Leon's Graffiti Worlds."