Street Art through an Uncensored Eye

deTour curated by: Unimelb 2016, Semester One

This walking tour is intended to show how street artists portray the ongoing existence of sexism affecting women and girls. While gender discrimination is typically exposed through distanced media portal, street art allows the observer to take a walk among the dark alleyways and ominous laneways where street harassment is endured and forgotten. Through the production of various images, artists are able to encounter offenders on their territory and send a message to bystanders who neglect the victims of these unwanted comments, gestures, and actions.

Locations for deTour

This first stop focuses on the liberation of women in the 21st century. In today’s modern era the women’s liberation movement is transpiring as women are no longer objectified or oppressed for their sexualization, rather celebrated. This…

The next stop, just a few miles away, is another replica of a Kim Kardashian original. The same artist, just two days after it was posted on Instagram, portrayed the life-size reproduction. Kardashian’s post, which received comments from…

Melbourne’s Hosier Lane is one of the most known and visited tourist desinations. One piece inparticular, a two-story high painting, depicted another nude selfie, althouhg this one uncensored by black bars. Ironically this piece in an area that…

The last two phases of this walking tour take place on Instagram. The group is asked to meet in an alleyway that is less crowded and dimly lit in order to set the scene for the digital street art. It is important to note how powerful street art is,…

The last artist is found around the world in Cairo, Egypt where she exposes the unjust harrasment of women. This piece is called “No to Street Harassment” and while it sends the same message to offenders, these pieces are more powerful as women…
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