San Cristobal de Las Casas artists regret that authorities will not allow them to paint murals


Given the lack of interest in promoting culture on the outskirts of the city, a group of urban artists creates murals without the support of the authorities

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas.- Given the lack of interest in promoting culture on the outskirts of the city, a group of urban artists makes murals without the support of the authorities, but they have the consent of neighborhoods and neighborhoods.

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In an interview with Dyg’nojoch and Monserrat Blanco, they stated that this weekend they held a hip-hop festival called “Growing Our Roots”, in which there were activities for children in various places in the North Zone.

“They are murals focused on pre-Hispanic culture, uses and customs, all in the peripheries, in the north, we are dedicated to organizing festivals to rescue public spaces, the next will be held in about three months, where we expect the participation of between 20 and 30 muralists, designers, photographers, who even come from other parts of the Republic ”, he said.

Dyg’nojoch said that there are always problems with the authorities, but they do not ask for permission, but rather go directly with the settlers or neighborhood residents to carry out their activities, “they don’t get involved because we work in places where they never arrive, they don’t know what What’s up”.

For his part, Monserrat Blanco said that in his work they reflect different social situations “I have made some murals, even in the peripheries, and other urban interventions through graphics, there are many women who do this, I have a workshop in Cerrillo.”

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“It is important that there are spaces, the same people are open to giving those spaces, but the authorities intervene, I think times are changing like discourses in art, why to continue to preserve colonial architecture, it can be modified, coexisting with new forms of expression ”, he concluded.


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