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How Colonial Aesthetics Attempt to Marginalize Street Movements

or How Colonial Powers are Forced to Adapt to the Beat of Hip-Hop

Fab 5 Freddy, Spike Lee, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol

Historically, when outsider institutions colonize, they don’t merely occupy the land of the locals, exploiting them through material and physical force; they also commodify and colonize the ideas and arts of the native people. Through institutional bodies like museums, for example, artifacts…

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