Art is the new form of protest. It’s the type of resistance that resorts to peaceful, beautiful means of expression. Words, pictures, even stickers on road signs- all of them are reflecting the discontent of the everyday young citizen. Maybe we see them sometimes as superficial, resorting no meaning, having no purpose, being just vandalizations of the public buildings, when they are, in fact, the cry of a future society, revolting in the most simple way possible.
Here are some I found on the streets of Mostar:
There might be out there splendid graffiti- true pieces of art that took hours and hours to make and with which people take pictures with and eagerly post them online, for everybody to see beauty. While all graffiti is remarkable, the true greatness of them all is in the meaning and in the force for change each of them has. True messages rarely come from the choice of colors or outstanding skill of the artist, they simply come from hearts trying to appeal to other hearts and together fight for a better future.