Today is election day in Brazil.
Os Gêmeos comment on this day their own way:
“Corrupção”..um país de todos/ “Corruption”..a country for everyone
“A true American would NEVER have painted that”
Now, very interesting. I just read the article about the new Os Gemeos mural in Boston, USA, on urbanartcore.eu .
It’s about the debate going on on FOX 25’s Facebook page. As the mural was done, FOX put up a picture of the mural and asked the question of the day: “This is a new mural on a Big Dig ventilation building. What does it look like to you?”
Most of the commenters believe that this mural shows a terrorist (or maybe a terrorist child) covering his face.
After I read the comments at FOX Boston’s Facebook page myself, I find it quite shocking and interesting at once how the discussion about the mural, which was supposed to promote and bring attention to the first solo exhibition in the U.S. by Os Gemeos, mutated and shows the real mindset of many people.
The mural shows a typical character, which we see in most of Os Gemeos’ works.
But let me venture a guess: I don’t think this is a terrorist, it’s a sprayer…!
Believe me or not, but not everyone, who covers his face, wears a turban, looks like or even is a muslim, is a terrorist.
Read the article and the comments yourself on http://www.urbanartcore.eu/racists-against-os-gemeos/
I guess Os Gemeos didn’t expect that kind of attention..
The Goldman wall has been changed over in over in the last two years after the famous Keith Haring piece had been removed. Artists like Os Gemeos, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Barry Mc Gee-& Josh Lazcono and JR worked on this wall. Now its the artist collective Faile showing their project on the historical wall.
Here are some pics of the deveolpment of the wall at Houston Street x Bowery Street in NYC.
Museum of Contamporary Art, “Art in the Streets” Exhibition
17. April 2011 – 08. August 2011
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3007, USA
The aim of this exhibition is to examine the history of street art and graffiti and to show how an underground form of expression that began in the 1970s became what it is today…a major art movement! Art in the Streets will show installations by 50 artists including some of the legends of the movement like Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos and JR.
Os Gemeos, Untitled, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009, photo by Ignacio Aronovich/LOST ART
LEE, Lion’s Den, Lower East Side, New York City, 1980, photo by Martha Cooper
Mister Cartoon, 1963 International Ice Cream Truck, 2010, Urethane enamel candy painted freehand on truck by Mister Ctoons, photo by Estevan Oriol
Wild Style mural by Zephyr, Revolt, Sharp, 1983; front: Doze, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift; second row: Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite, Lady Pink; back: Lil Crazy Legs, Revolt and Sharp, directed by Charlie Ahearn, photo by Martha Cooper
Suben and Gestalten announce the upcoming international release of the book:
NUEVO MUNDO: LATIN AMERICAN STREET ART by Maximiliano Ruiz
European Release: April 2011 – International Release: May 2011
One could argue that today’s most innovative street artists come from Latin America. The unique visual styles of Os Gêmeos, Bastardilla, Vitché, Saner, Jorge Rodriguez Gerada, and others are not only highly respected in the international art scene, but their work has also been exhibited at renowned museums including the Tate Modern and Fondation Cartier.
Nuevo Mundo provides a comprehensive documentation of current street art in Latin America by exploring the full spectrum of regional scenes in their impressive diversity. The book is structured into chapters that introduce work from Argentina, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Nuevo Mundo features not only established artists from Latin America, but also promising new talents. In addition to inspiring images, the book’s informed texts describe the history and context of the region as a whole and also give insight into each scene.
The explosive mixture of indigenous cultures, local folklore, and the history of European colonization has created a unique visual style. The high regard in which these young street artists are now held around the world is a sign of the new self-confidence of an entire continent.
Maximiliano Ruiz has explored for years the subject of Latin American street art as author, curator, and film director. Previously based in Buenos Aires, he now works from Barcelona.
A book preview can be found at Gestalten.com
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape, 2010
Offset printed poster
24 x 18 inches
Published on the occasion of the exhibit “Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape“, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, July 18, 2010 – January 2, 2011
Buy it here
The organizers of the fame festival in italy finally announced a line up for this years event.
R – france
ERICA IL CANE – italy
SAM3 – spain
NUNCA – brasil
BLU – italy
OS GEMEOS – brasil
SPACE INVADER – france
ESCIF – spain
108 – italy
DALEK – usa
NICOLA TOFFOLINI – ita
LUCY MCLAUCHLAN – uk
SWOON – usa
SLINKACHU – uk
CYOP E KAF – italy
DAVID ELLIS – usa
VHILS – portugal
BEN WOLF – usa
WORD TO MOTHER – uk
MOMO – usa
BASTARDILLA – colombia
Date and venue:
Opening night and party – 25th of september. h19:00
preview and dinner party 24th of september. h.19:00 – (write me for invitation at the dinner party)
Bottega Papocchia – via Caravaggio
Quartiere delle Ceramiche
Os Gemeos at Fame Festival
Video from SAM3 work in progress: