2019.10.02 - 2019.10.02

The Center Is the Periphery

Film screening, performance, and panel discussion on street art and public art

Wednesday, 2 October 6–8 pm
Göteborgs Konsthall
In Swedish

Urban Art presents two films that visually and politically question what street art and public art are. The film The Center Is the Periphery: A Hammarkullen Story, directed by the Chilean photographer Futuro Berg, is about the Hammarkullen Urban Art street art festival of 2017. The festival challenged current ideas and trends in Europe, where street art had evolved into decorative facades and become part of cities’ branding efforts. In the film Tropicalismo Mágico, the artist Mr. Bricks converses with his father about political activism against the Argentine military junta, relating it to the visual language of graffiti. After the screening, Daniel Terres, project manager for Urban Art, will lead a discussion with the filmmakers about the worlds these films bring together. The discussion will be followed by a performance by Mr. Bricks.


Image: Video still The Center Is The Periphery - A Hammarkullen Story by Futuro Berg