Istanbul to host graffiti art festival

Istanbul to host graffiti art festival

Bringing in a total of over 60 artists from around Turkey and Europe, Istanbul is getting set to host an international graffiti festival on July 24 in Taksim Gezi Park.

The festival is being organized by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to promote and spread graffiti art in Turkey.

Graffiti has existed since ancient times with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. In modern times, paint, particularly spray paint, and marker pens have become the most commonly used graffiti materials.

Sometimes graffiti expresses social and political messages and a whole genre of artistic expression is based upon spray-paint graffiti styles.

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