Carlos Motta, Artist

Graffiti Cuts: Who Owns the Street? (2007-2009)

text and light installation

Installation views at X Lyon Biennale, 2009

Graffiti Cuts: Who Owns the Street
 draws from political graffiti photographed on the streets of a dozen cities in the last few years. Graffiti of this kind, generally marks the street to transgress it and publicly denounce social injustice, support an ideology or political project or suggest ways to re-claim ownership over “public” space. The work asks the question of who really owns the street: the one that marks it or the one that calls for these sentences to be erased?


Installation views at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, 2008


Installation at the 28th. Biennial Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2009