In just a few years, the Swedish street art scene has exploded. Anonymous artists use the city as a playground and the streets as a parliament. Street art raises questions, but once it meets the audience, no one answers.
What is the driving force behind wanting to take responsibility for their local environment? Why are some expressions within street art more accepted than others? Why do so few women choose to work in the public space? How is the art of advertising affected? Playground Sweden gives the answers when 30 of Sweden’s most interesting street artists tell.
Playground Sweden is a reportage in text and image, a book about Swedish contemporary art that refuses to follow given rules. Richly illustrated with a unique image material, which not only lets you see the finished result but also how the street art is created.
144 pages, English & Swedish language, released 2007.