AbstractThe article features a contradictory character of perception of graffiti, which does not explain this phenomenon of urban life. Meaningful artistic expressions and structures of graffiti remain outside the impartial analysis. Graffiti invades not the world of inhabitants, but the objective environment of the city like a voice from outside, which is transcendental to the environment. Graffitists are children of the big city, who don’t feel themselves full-fledged citizens and try to give the city the features of their place. Invisibility of the authors and the viewers of the contemporary urban graffiti can be interpreted as an alternative to mass media where electronic communication divides the actors and the viewers more than brings them together.
urban environment; graffiti phenomenon; socio-cultural analysis of the phenomenon
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