Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Street Art

Just like the bohemian student filled streets of inner North Melbourne, it would appear that stencil art is pretty hot right now in Iran. Below is one of the local entries to the Melbourne Stencil Festival 2007 :

To be fair (lest we present a dishonest biased portrait) - this kind of iconography has not been massively prevalent from what we have seen so far. Some of the other street art we have seen also gives an idea of some of the many contradictions inherent in Iranian society:

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