I’ve been collecting shots of graffiti and murals around town since late April and quite honestly, I’ve had enough – it’s time to move on. It’s also cluttering my hard drive so it was time for a quick purge (with a good beat).
Some of it’s good, some of it’s awful, some of it’s simply juvenile and sophomoric tagging and some of it’s little more than vandalism. But some is pretty amazing, too.
Most of the better murals here are from the sprawling Metelkova complex, a former Yugoslav army barracks which for much of the past two decades has been home to several studios, music venues and the Celica hostel. Later this month the Museum of Contemporary Art, also at Metelkova, will open its doors.
Everywhere I visit, I’m always drawn to graffiti. I’m generally a fan. But do I sound like a grumpy old man if I say there’s too much here now and that it’s getting a bit out of hand? You decide.
Ljubljana, Slovenia, spring/summer/fall 2011.
Music: no meaning no remastered (eminent fury rmx) by Monty Arnold
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