The originally rebellious movement of urban art quickly caught the attention of the art world. It became reference point for artists and curators and simultaneously converted into fine art. Even if some of its elements are still tending to generate hostility and disagreement, its enormous impact on contemporary culture and art is undeniable.
The central question of the research is how the comprehensive investigation into urban art contribute to the artistic strategy that underlies it. How does scholarly work become part of the art practice? Can this project function as a base for the more complex understanding of radical attitude and therefore lead to a strong critical artistic identity? How to utilize this strategy in higher art education?
The research aims to prove that the project-based artwork as research can well operate in an academical context by suggesting compelling alternatives for the art education.
Since the research is using already collected, analyzed and organized data (of previous research by Bence Rohánszky) and the conceptual framework is practice-led, creative practice is the main component of its design. The research uses methods and tools that are characteristic of intermedia art practices, such as tactical strategies, physical and performative actions, media-based processes, subjective analysis, writing and publishing.