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Spreading the Gospel: Graffiti and the Public Space

Anthro on the Streets

Graffiti, while sometimes just dicks and circle-A's, encompasses a whole lot more than that. Artists, anthropologists, epidemiologists and historians explore the complexity of the medium in their talk at CFA Downtown, “Spreading the Gospel: Graffiti and the Public Space.” Topics include the significance of street-level expression in the Balkans, the history of graffiti in New Mexico (from petroglyphs to Bozo Texino) and the connection between public art and African-American culture. Get evangelized (for free!) at the panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 28, at 5pm. (Maggie Grimason)

Friday Oct 28, 2016

113 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102






CFA Downtown Studio

Phone: (505) 277-2112
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Learn about the complexities of public representation and contestation among ideological factions in the Balkans. Runs through 10/31.

SPREADING THE GOSPEL: Graffiti and the Public Space as a Canvas Collaborative Exhibition October 17 - October 31, 2016. Graffiti and murals give voice to publics and shape our space. The tension between legibility and decoration is the cornerstone of graffiti's aesthetic. Elizabeth Shores (artist) and Kevin Kenjar (anthropologist) present the complexities of public representation and contestation among ideological factions in the Balkans. Jim Roeber (epidemiologist) and Noah Factor McLaurine (artist) delve into inscribed petroglyphs, hobo signs and love notes in New Mexico. Kymberly Pinder (historian and author of Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago) explores urban saints and altars at crossroads in Chicago, Brooklyn and Havana. CFA Downtown Studio University of New Mexico 113 4th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87102. Gallery Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00am - 4:00pm or by appointment. Public Panel Discussion: October 28, 5:00pm. Reception and Book Signing: October 28, 6:30-9:00pm.