Buenos Aires graffiti and Street art.
Buenos Aires Graffiti has become a great tourist attraction. “Art comes in many different forms”, I was once told. I agree. Who would have imagined that graffiti on walls would become a popular form of art? When I think of graffiti on walls I have this vivid image of a couple of punks with spray cans, attacking an innocent white wall and then running away! Maybe I have watched too many movies!
When you first arrive in the city you might notice the Buenos Aires graffiti but not pay it a lot of attention. No doubt after a couple of days in the Capital it will grab your attention. In a good way! Artists express themselves, lovers declare their love, football fans pay tribute to their favourite team and even political parties use the free space to advertise their political slogans. Artists are sending a message to the people of Buenos Aires. This is art for the people done by the people. They embrace it.
You will even find graffiti on cars! Nothing is spared!
Street art tour in Buenos Aires.
In fact, Buenos Aires graffiti is becoming so popular that a company who call themselves “GraffitiMundo” have set up tours where you could admire the art and even meet the artist in his studio! How cool is that?
This tour started recently and I haven´t been on one. But I have had the pleasure of admiring the art in different parts of the city. You cannot miss it. It is colourful, funny and definitely sends a message.
To get back to the guided tour. This tour takes you through the history of the graffiti renaissance after the dictatorship through places like Chacarita to Villa Crespo and ending in Palermo. Prices can be verified on their webpage. What a great way to explore the city!
Where: Buenos Aires Capital Federal, Argentina