Guerilla Artists Reclaim Corporate Advertising Spaces in Cities Across the UK
Over two days teams of guerilla artists emerged from the shadows to takeover 365 corporate advertising spaces in ten UK cities. The large-scale street art project is the work of Brandalism, a group whose mission is to "revolt against corporate control of the visual realm." In Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Oxford, London, Brighton, Bristol, and Birmingham, adverts have been replaced with images from artists around the world made especially for the event. Themes explored include the ecological damage of consumerism, debt, gender stereotypes, the right to the city, the disaster of finance capitalism, and the pervasiveness of advertising itself.