Mitja Velikonja at Slovenian Street Art Festival


The annual Slovenian Street Art Festival has invited Mitja Velikonja to give this year’s opening presentation, based on his recently published book The Chosen Few: Aesthetics and Ideology in Football-Fan Graffiti and Street Art.

For the same conference in 2021, he interviewed Martha Cooper, the New York-based photojournalist best known for documenting the New York graffiti scenes of the 1970s and 1980s. Cooper is referred to as an ‘iconic photojournalist of the social and cultural margins of American megalopolises…’ She called graffiti “the biggest art movement in the history of the world.”

Watch their full conversation here.