Iconoclash

i·con·o·clash (ī-kŏn'ə-klăsh)

1. To collide loudly and harshly against against a dogmatic symbol.

2. Documenting the destruction within a culture of the religious icons and other symbols or monuments, usually for religious or political motives.

3. A conflict, as between opposing or irreconcilable conventions.

4. A tumblr feed for those who get off on these kind of things.
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This gives a whole new meaning to the term “rice queen.”

The poor will eat the rich, because they’ll be zombies.

afghan graffiti - skateistan film 2010 on Flickr.

This is a still from the wonderful film Skateistan. This movie follows a skating initiative for children and teens in war-ridden Afghanistan. http://vimeo.com/15841377
This is a still from the wonderful film Skateistan. This movie follows a skating initiative for children and teens in war-ridden Afghanistan. <a href=”http://vimeo.com/15841377” rel=”nofollow”>vimeo.com/15841377</a>

What makes this image iconoclastic is the amount of layers of interpretation that can be applied to it. For instance, we can say that this type of graffiti stencil art was popularized in the West, yet here (in this dirty wall) this form is appropriated and reused as a criticism to the very West that provided the framework for this art form to exist. The West then is seen as both father and destroyer.

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