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Print version ISSN 1678-5320
TAVARES, Andréa. Ficções urbanas: estratégias para a ocupação das cidades. ARS (São Paulo) [online]. 2010, vol.8, n.16, pp.21-30. ISSN 1678-5320. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-53202010000200002.
Interventions on urban space such as graffiti and "pichação" create cracks in the real that sometimes may generate violent reactions, since most of us find difficulties in dealing with phenomena that stretch out our sense of security. Fantastic creatures and a typography that is hard to read defy not only common sense, but also the laws. The text "Urban fiction" analyzes the differences between the strategies of graffiti and "pichação" in São Paulo. These procedures are considered in their dynamics to take over urban landscape and examined in relation to the theoretical framework of contemporary art debate.
Keywords : graffiti; site specific; contemporary art.