Street art and politics meet on the separation barrier between Israel and the Palestinian West Bank.
The walled a part of the barrier is filled with scribbling, paintings, stencils, graffiti and posters. Banksy used to be the first, but far from the only, international street artist to work on the separation barrier. Concrete Messages makes their pieces and powerful messages to be had to a wide audience.
By combining pictures with interviews, Concrete Messages shows more of well-known local and international street artists than just their work. It gets at the back of the reasons why they turn out to be street artists, their views on the role of street art in society, and their motivations for doing a piece on the separation barrier.
Banksy, Blu, Ericailcane, Faile, JR, Know Hope, Paul Insect, Ron English, Sam3 and Swoon are one of the crucial artists featured in Concrete Messages.
“Street art has probably all the time been a very powerful art forum for the instigation of social change. I started doing it around 1979. Street art provides you with immediate and direct access to the public. To me it means freedom.” – Ron English, USA