The Social Impact of Street Art
These annotations are a collection of websites and videos on the contemporary movement of street art.
Most of the artists are motivated politically and socially and use their work to inspire, and bring awareness to some of the current events relevant to he community and globally. These resources are useful in the examination of the effects these artists have on their surrounding community. Understanding the potential social impact street art has on a community can aid artists in spreading important local and global messages.
Art of the State Blog. (2009) Banksy: Art of the State. Retrieved from http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/Banksy/banksy.htm
Banksy is a street artist residing in Britain. Banksy’s art work is both humorous at times and politically and socially
charged. He remains anonymous and this website is a blog that follows his work, gives his locations and is a
connecting sources to all things Banksy. Banksy in Mayfair is one in a series of large stencil art piece done
recently in London. Banksy remains anonymous and his pieces meanings are always up for debate.
Brooklyn Street Art Blog. (2010, August 28). Interview with Pedro Alonzo: Street art and gen net go to the museum. [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.brooklynstreetart.com/theblog/2010/08/18/interview-with-pedro-alonzo-street-art-and-gen-net-go-to-the-museum/
Pedro Alonzo is a well know museum curator known for his involvement with street art. This site is an interview where he discussed the effect street has had on communities and his view on the importance of street art exposure.
ART SPAN ORGANIZATION
Art Span. (2012) ArtSpan . Retrieved from http://www.artspan.org/.
Art Span is a program in San Francisco that promotes local artists, art education and gives a platform for art advocates and enthusiast to stay connected and informed to all things art in that community.
Cordal, Isaac. (2012) Isaac Cordal [Personal Webpage] Retrieved from http://www.isaac.alg-a.org/.
Isaac Cordal is an artist/ activist who uses miniature figure sculptures positioned around the
environment to comment on political and social issues. This website shows his work as well as press write ups, and news about
the artist. His Artwork- Cement Elcipses en Galacia is a series of sculptural work posted on January 16, 2012.
These cement figures were themed and photographed together to show
different expressions of the idea of loneliness.
Ethington, Ryan. (2011, June 24). RedEthics [documentary]. http://www.youtube.com/user/RedEthics?ob=5
This site is a video art dump for members to post documentaries on what they have been doing in the art community.
Red Ethics is a program started by Ryan Ethington, an artists and activist who used his artwork to environmental change.
This site is the Red Ethics organizer, Ryan Ethington’s webpage. This site gives his personal philosophy,
innovations and curriculum ideas. It also offers opportunities to be a part of the Red Ethics Movement.
Jenkins, Mark. (2012) Mark Jenkins [Personal Website]
Retrieved from http://www.xmarkjenkinsx.com/outside.html
Marc Jenkins is a street artist known for his political and socially fueled street art instillations.
This website shows the different collections of his artwork as well as project ideas. Marc Jenkins street art installations of a Girl in a Trashcan is an example of his use of humor paired with a Marc uses his work to
inform and promote awareness of social issues.
JR-Art. (2006) Artist JR [Personal Webpage]. Retrieved from http://www.jr-art.net/.
JR is a street artists residing in Paris, whose large scale
image artwork is seen all over the word.
He has remained anonymous and is more interested in raising questions
about political and social issues with his pieces. The site offers exhibits,
projects, press notes and other info about the
Natale, Naomi. (2007, October 7). Profile Piece: Naomi Natale and One Million Bones. Retrieved from
This site is a video documentation about the One Million Bones Movement. This movement is based
on Naomi Natale’s idea to promote genocide awareness and give others an opportunity to make a change.
ONE MILLION BONES
One Million Bones. (2011) One Million Bones [Documentary]. Retrieved from http://onemillionbones.squarespace.com
This site is the home base for the One Million Bones Movement. It gives information on how to get
involved, for to be a part of the movement and educational information about
STREET ART/ OFF BOOK/ PBS ARTS PBS. (Producer). (2011, September 27) Street Art | Off Book | PBS Arts
[documentary]. Retreived from ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im5e9c48bXY
This site is a video about three contemporary street artists. This is a documentary about two street
artists Olek, a sculptor using crochet and Swoon, and mixed media artists who
use their craft to comment on political and social issues.