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ministry of communes. | April 23, 2010

Caracas, Venezuela.

“Our gallery is the street, and that means we have to hope our images spur passers-by to think a little before they disappear.”

These photos are of Venezuelan street artists, taken by Meridith Kohut for the New York Times. The Times has an interesting article + accompanying slide show about the Chavez government’s support for street art and its usefulness as a propaganda tool. The Ministry of Communes has assembled a number of street art brigades to spray paint, wheat paste and otherwise reclaim urban space for art + politics.
Interesting photos and more cool shit sure to come out of Caracas if the government keeps buying kids paint and letting them run wild in the street…

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