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Why Do People Deface Art?

Ajim Juxta, Artist

22-Jul-20 14:00

Why Do People Deface Art?

The defacing of the “COVID-19 Heroes” mural in Shah Alam earlier this week has sparked strong criticism from both Netizens and the authorities. But why do people turn to vandalising or defacing artworks in the first place? We discuss the psychology and politics of defacing art.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek & Juliet Jacobs


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Categories:  Business AnalysisPoliticsSocial IssuesVisual Arts

Tags:  The Bigger PictureThe Daily DigestCOVID-19 Heroes muralMuhammad Suhaimi AliAbdul Hadi RamliMuhamad Firdaus Nordindefacementvandalism


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