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Bali street art reflects changes in local society

Wall murals address the impact of tourism on the island

This mural by artists Slinat and Wild Draeing in the Balinese capital of Denpasar symbolizes the easy money made from tourism, now gone because of COVID-19, and the potential of agriculture as an option to mass tourism. (Photo by Ian Neubauer)

DENPASAR, Bali, Indonesia -- Graffiti as a bona fide art form in Indonesia can be traced to the early 1990s when hip-hop, break dancing and elements of the urban American protest movement were assimilated by local youth.

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