For 10 days in April, graffiti artists from around the world gathered in Dakar, Senegal for the fifth annual Festigraff, the Festival international de Graffiti en Afrique/Senegal. While the term “graffiti” can carry a negative connotation, spray can art is Dakar’s most ubiquitous urban art expression, ranging from vandalism to approved and encouraged art. As… Continue reading In Dakar, a graffiti festival connects artists, cultures and ideas
Dakar: Who wouldn’t love a city with all this graffiti and wall art?
Bonjour de Dakar! Here, graffiti is everywhere; it’s as if every wall is an opportunity for artistic, political and/or social statement. The more you look, the more you can learn about the city, its people, and their sentiments. It’s my first day in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and one of the first things that… Continue reading Dakar: Who wouldn’t love a city with all this graffiti and wall art?