About #artbits

Street art discoveries from Mexico, Canada and the US

Street Art is an interdisciplinary contemporary art form whose origins can be traced back to graffiti. It can be found on walls and surfaces all over the world and is a natural part of everyday life for millions of people.

Street art makes an important contribution to social discourse through the mostly unauthorized use of public spaces as canvases for artistic, political and social discussions. Due to its largely non-commercial use and often anonymous or pseudonymous artists and the anarchic structure of the scene, it has a reputation of being one of the last truly independent, free art forms.

In this photo collection, colleagues from the Goethe Institutes in Montreal, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, Toronto and Washington, D.C. took photos of street art in their respective cities. We have sorted our discoveries into thematic series.

In the beginning, we started the blog with a series of our favourite pieces, followed by works by German artists in our cities. In the course of time, however, new ideas were added, which are presented here in loose succession. Apart from city specials and current topics, #artbits also contains relevant articles on artists that we found particularly interesting.

Participate by taking photos of street art in your hometown and sharing them under the hashtag #artbits.


Artbits editorial team: web-montreal@goethe.de