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Graffiti Street

Graffiti Street
Photo by: 
Bianca Nandzik

On their Europe tour in 2011 the Brazilan street artists Jerry Batista, Rodrigo Branco and Enivo visited Belleville to leave their marks in Paris. Next to a giant colorful face a Chinese in tradtional clothes and a straw hat is writing on the wall.

The graffiti speaks up for respect and fair treatment while the government cuts the civil rights in China. Since the 1980s a large Chinese community has been established in Belleville which shaped the neighborhood with their restaurants and shops. One of the two Parisian Chinatowns is located in this part of town.

It's worth to take a walk around the block if you are into street art. Belleville became a culturally mixed neighborhood that inspired lots of artists and created a large local graffiti scene. Just around the corner of this mural is a street called Rue Dénoyez which is about two blocks long and changes its wall design multiple times a day. The writing is mixed with other media like paste-ups, stencils, guerilla gardening and altars with oferendas.

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