Photo Essay: Re-Thinking the Wall : Greek and Chilean Street Art at Brown
Grace Monk (Brown, Classics ’18) studied abroad in both Valparaíso, Chile and Athens, Greece during her undergraduate career. Her senior thesis, in Comparative Literature, examined the social, political, and economic situations in those two countries and the ways in which they have shaped and influenced street art in both countries. As part of her final presentation, she invited three artists, two from Chile and one from Greece, to speak about their careers and influences. The lecture took place on April 9, 2018, at the Joukowsky Forum at the Watson Institute at Brown University. It was presented in both Spanish and Greek, with simultaneous translation provided for the audience. In addition, Greek artist Simek produced a temporary installation in the Watson Institute lobby, and all three artists produced works in a public demonstration on the lawn of the Marty and Perry Granoff Center over the course of two days. On April 13, 2018, the final products were put on display at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities, at 172 Meeting St, in Providence, RI.
To learn more about FRANK you can find him on instagram under the handle @frankverdugo_, Simek can be found on Facebook, and JuanTag has posted some of his work to Flickr.