One of the must-do activities any visitor to Mexico City must undertake is a tour of the capital’s world class urban art, that pulls from Mexican history and culture.
Fred from BombingScience went twice to Mexico in September on his way to Peru. Each experience was totally different due to the powerful earthquake, measuring magnitude 7.1, that jolted Mexico city either side of his visits, the city was totally different from one time to the other.
“I only had connections in the Mexico airport, as I was on my way to Peru, so I took advantage of my long layovers to do quick graffiti missions in the city. The first time I explored mostly the east side of the city, around the airport and to the center of the city.” Fred
Street art murals exploded in the 1920’s after the Mexican Revolution, artists such as Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco, and David Siqueiros started the muralist movement and Mexico has been embracing art on its walls ever since.
“The second time I went straight to Doctores and rented one of these Ecobici bikes and went around this neighbourhood. I can say without a doubt that Doctores is one of the best place in the world to see graffiti. The quantity you can see on the street is just amazing!” Fred
The muralist movement has become the most studied part of Mexico’s art history and loved by every visitor who spends time in this cultural rich country.
Photo Credit Fred / BombingScience