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28
Sep

GRAFEM PRESENTS: VIXEN AKA PONY, THE FIRST SLOVENIAN GRAFFITI WOMAN TO TURN HER HAND TO TRAINS

We continue our series of stories on graffiti women for the GraFEM blog with a legendary writer! Vixen is known to anyone who has ever seen her plump green birds or rounded pink ponies on walls around the world. She came late to graffiti, doing her first ones at the age of twenty. Under the...
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14
May

GRAFEM PRESENTS: STREET ART FOR RESISTANCE BY THE WOMEN OF THE LIBERATION FRONT (PART TWO)

This is Part Two of the piece by Helena Konda about the Slovenian rebel graffiti women in the second world war. (You can read Part One here.) Ljubljana experienced its first flourishing of what we would now call political graffiti and street art under the Italian fascist occupation of 1941 to 1943, when movement was...
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27
Apr

GRAFEM PRESENTS: STREET ART FOR RESISTANCE BY THE WOMEN OF THE LIBERATION FRONT (PART ONE)

Ljubljana probably experienced its first flourishing of what we would now call political graffiti and street art under the Italian fascist occupation of 1941 to 1943, when movement was restricted, a curfew was in force and popular protest was suppressed. Acts of rebellion within the public space were largely carried out by women and included...
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08
Mar

GRAFEM PRESENTS: DEE282, THE FIRST SLOVENIAN GRAFFITI WOMAN

We begin our series of stories for the GraFEM blog with writer DEE282, the first woman in Slovenia to spray paint subcultural graffiti. She painted her first graffiti on a non-authorised wall at the age of twenty-one and was a member of Ljubljana’s Guten Tag Crew for a number of years. In the mid-1990s, when...
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