Street Art and Musical Iconography – the case study of the streets in Lisbon
In recent years street art has been framed as part of our cultural heritage; however, to date there has been no clear understanding regarding the definition and / or conceptualization of this artistic form as “heritage”. Nor is the growing attention given to it in terms of conservation, cultural memory, identity, power, and intervention consensual. Still widely regarded as a “bastard” art form, as Georges Brassaï would say, urban art struggles to assert itself before public and specialized opinion. This talk aims to analyze some works present in the streets of Lisbon, with references to music (musical iconography), while addressing preservation vs. ephemerality, mutation, mutilation, acceptance by local and foreign observers and understanding, after all, what is the role of music and musical instruments in this type of artwork.