With M+ museum collecting Hong Kong graffiti and neon art, we trace the roots of those words

//With M+ museum collecting Hong Kong graffiti and neon art, we trace the roots of those words

With M+ museum collecting Hong Kong graffiti and neon art, we trace the roots of those words

“Let there be language” proclaims the award-winning 2016 neon artwork The Act of Creation, by Joe and Zata Banks. Indeed, there is much language to be pondered in modern visual culture, typically in graffiti and neon art.Graffiti – plural of graffito, from the Italian graffio, meaning “a scratch” – originally referred to drawings or writings scratched on walls and surfaces, seen on ancient walls in Pompeii and Rome. Only in the 1960s did graffiti come to be used for words or images marked …

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