Join our Graffiti Tour Buenos Aires in Palermo.
Only $200 ARS/person.
We will see:
"Love is in the Air"
"Bring the art to the people"
Tour will take around 2hs.
Monday to Friday at 3 pm
MEETING POINT: Plaza Serrano in Palermo. Corner of Jorge Luis Borges and Honduras st.
No need of booking, just show up!
An introduction to our Graffiti Tour in Buenos Aires
In Argentina, going back to the 1920's the act of painting on the wall was utilized for political endorsement, as many political parties paid individuals to paint propaganda messages on high traffic walls in support of their candidate, especially before elections.
In 1969 the arrival of aerosol paints to the country was received under the context of a different military government. The new material allowed messages to be written much faster than before. Between 1972 and 1976 the proliferance of graffiti grew at its fastest rate to that point, as the Argentine people became progressively more involved in the act of protest and social conflict. These sprayings were what are called "pintadas" messages written in plain text with little or no artistic influence, only the content mattered, not the style. During this period graffiti became consumed with political confrontation and often carried the rallying cry of popular protest songs.
With the end of the dictatorship in 1983, the first "graffiteros" started to paint ironic sayings and phrases of dark humor that in those days were referred to as "pintadas". Phrases saying things such as "La semana santa es una huelga eclesiástica" (The holy week is an ecclesiastical strike) and "Morirse no es nada, lo triste es vivir en Argentina" (Dying is nothing, the saddest thing is living in Argentina) began to become more prominent.