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Explore Manila’s rich canvas on the Street Art Project
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Manila’s streets are dotted with loud jeepneys, vendors selling fishballs, and kids playing traditional games. Amidst all this color and noise, you may have missed the art that provides a backdrop to the lanes of this megacity. The transient nature of street art means it’s at risk of being scrubbed out and easily lost forever. But long after the paint has faded from the walls, technology can step in to preserve this important part of a city’s culture, so people can discover it wherever and whenever they like.
Starting today, you can discover
over 250 examples
of Manila’s best street art on the
Google Cultural Institute
. Artists like
are among those featured in fourteen
. These exhibits were curated by our partners at
Filipino Street Art
, San Francisco-based film enthusiasts who befriended several street artists on a film shoot in Manila, and began to compile their art works online.
is an artist collective whose work is inspired by the country’s culture and history. They explore sociopolitical issues and national identity, and often work with historians and politicians to produce murals that tell the stories of local heroes and communities.
, a painter, photographer, advertising and graphic designer, is one of Manila’s most prolific street artists. Her work depicts female figures, constantly experimenting with different facial features, emotion and styles.
The Philippines is the first Asian destination to be featured on Google’s Street Art Project. You can explore thousands of examples from other countries — from
. And you can also learn about the
origins of the street art movement
, so the next time you see the
covered in Gerilya’s work on Manila’s streets, you’ll appreciate the complexity of this art form.
Posted by Gail Tan, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Google Philippines
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