/ City Operated

2006 – ongoing

Public art project, spray paint, doctor’s gown.

Performed by Nada Prlja. Texts alterations on original graffiti by Branko Prlja

 

This projects is based on the attempt to alter/give new meaning to predominantly nationalist and ethnically biased graffiti on city walls. The project consists of finding ways of adding to or altering existing graffiti within public spaces.

This action is an attempt to introduce an element of ‘healing’ the cities from this continued presence of negativism and agression.

The action was performed in Skopje, Macedonia and Rijeka, Croatia and it is ongoing.

 

Intervention 1.

Three letters have been changed in order to modify the meaning of the graffiti Original graffiti Macedonia without Аlbanians Changed to Macedonia without drag dealers  Public art action,  Skopje, Macedonia, recorded by photographs 10 photographs, each 30x45 cm. Courtesy by the artist.
Three letters have been changed in order to modify the meaning of the graffiti
Original graffiti – Macedonia without Аlbanians
Changed to Macedonia without drag dealers

 

 

Original graffiti Macedonia without Аlbanians Public art action,  Skopje, Macedonia, recorded by photographs 10 photographs, each 30x45 cm. Courtesy by the artist.
Original graffiti Macedonia without Аlbanians

Three letters have been changed in order to modify the meaning of the graffiti Original graffiti Macedonia without Аlbanians Changed to Macedonia without drag dealers  Public art action,  Skopje, Macedonia, recorded by photographs 10 photographs, each 30x45 cm. Courtesy by the artist.

Intervention 2.

Original graffitti EU-tanesia Public art action,  Skopje, Macedonia, recorded by photographs 10 photographs, each 30x45 cm.  Courtesy by the artist.
Original graffitti EU-tanesia
Original graffitti EU-tanesia changed to eu-Phemism Public art action,  Skopje, Macedonia, recorded by photographs 10 photographs, each 30x45 cm.  Courtesy by the artist.
Original graffitti EU-tanesia changed to EU-Phemism

*1.EUTANASIA thanatos (death) refers to the practice of intention- ally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering.

2. * EUPHEMISM is a generally harmless word, name, or phrase that replaces an offensive or suggestive one.Some euphemisms intend to amuse, while others intend to give positive appearances to negative events or even mislead entirely. Euphemisms are used for dissimulation, to refer to taboo topics (such as disability, sex, or death) in a polite way, and to mask profanity

Intervention 3.

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a. Original graffiti: Serbian Nationalist symbol b. Changed to: Noughts and Crosses game, 2015, Skopje, Macedonia

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Intervention 4.

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a. Original graffiti: Fuck Greece! b. Changed to: Fuck Greed!, 2015, Skopje, Macedonia

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