Street art: turning objects into infrastructure

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Street artists have been using the sides of buildings, transportation infrastructure and billboards as canvases for years. These street artists are turning objects into infrastructure, and infrastructure into art. This is what we call street art beyond graffiti or urban murals.

For instance, german artist Jan Voorman uses lego to add color and structural support to crumbling urban structures (you can find out more about him in this post). In the manifesto for his project, Dispatchwork, Voorman says he wants to add a sense of childlike play back into serious urban structures. He invites participants anywhere to add an installation to their city and add it to his map.

MEGX, another german artist, turned a concrete overpass in his hometown of Wupertal, Germany, into a giant lego structure.

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French-Portuguese artist Didier Fiuza Faustino turned an elevated billboard structure in Shenzhen, China, into a swingset-as-experiential-art piece for an exhibition on urbanism and architecture.

(Via Urbanful)

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