Once again the street art artist Blu decided to take over the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina to question the political and economical actions of citizens and governments. Last week, Trend Hunter published another example of graffiti by Blu where a large crowd was blindfolded by the country’s flag while an obscure figure resembling a president stands at the back.
This time, the Italian genius based its graffiti on one of Argentina's favorite traditions -- barbecues -- to send out a controversial message. Consisting of a pile of the country's currency burning in flames and an a grill on top roasting six figures, this mural questions the careless use of money and whom this action is affecting or benefiting.
This critique by Blu makes civilians reflect on their leaders and how they manage their country and resources.
Photo Credit: BA Street Art
Blu Sets on Fire the City of Buenos Aires to Criticize Governments
1. Political Street Art - There is an opportunity for artists and activists to use street art as a medium to question political and economic actions.
2. Critique of Leadership - Blu's graffiti prompts reflection on how leaders manage their countries and resources.
3. Controversial Messages in Art - As seen in Blu's work, using provocative and controversial messages in art can spark conversations about societal issues.
1. Street Art - The street art industry can explore new avenues for conveying political messages and engaging with communities.
2. Activism - Activists can leverage the power of street art to raise awareness and ignite conversations about political and economic actions.
3. Art Galleries - Art galleries can embrace controversial and thought-provoking artwork, such as Blu's, to attract visitors and stimulate discussions.