A Look at Oaxacan Street Art

article by Kaki Burruss The city of Oaxaca is vibrant with music, color, and the friendliness of its peoples. Oaxaca is probably best known for its alebrijes (colorful painted animals) and for its woven rugs, bedspreads, and table cloths. Of course, there is also mezcal in colorful bottles. The love of art and color is not limited to handicrafts, but is infused in every aspect of life in Oaxaca. Throughout the city there are many ancient friezes and murals by […]

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Putting Faces on Statistics

Recommended read: The New York Times reports on a community art project in Ecatepec, Mexico. The project consists of giant photo murals of victims of cartel crime: “The Murrieta Foundation gave photography classes to young people from rough neighborhoods and recruited crime victims as their subjects. “Victim” was defined broadly. Along with those who had witnessed murders firsthand, lost relatives or been the victims of violent crime, the category included drug addicts, the girlfriends of criminals and an old man […]

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