Global: Anonymous art in public spaces

Index on Censorship published an article on 21 September 2016 about visual and graffiti artists displaying their art in public spaces under anonymity to protect themselves and their personal safety as many countries have vague laws about art in public spaces or the intent of content.

The article explores the reality and motivations of these artists who practice their art in some of the world’s toughest and most restrictive places, including Egypt, Iran, Israel, Kashmir and Lebanon, where having something critical to say about political situations, religion or social and cultural values can often be dangerous.

» Read the full article from Index on Censorship here:
Street artists use anonymity to accentuate the message

Photo: Egyptian street artist Keizer’s Facebook page

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