Grafitti by Wark Rocinha, 40 years old, a graffiti artist with international projection, carioca, resident of Rocinha, an inspiration for many... Read More
Grafitti by Wark Rocinha, 40 years old, a graffiti artist with
international projection, carioca, resident of Rocinha, an inspiration for many
artists in the region. This work is part of project Morro pela Arte Viva.
This project was conceived and developed from the
graffiti of Morro da Rocinha, located in the neighborhood of São Conrado, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.
The objective for Arte Laguna Prize 2020.21
at the Venice Arsenal is to project a series of three to ten photographs of
Rocinha's graffiti, along with a video about the project with a 125 seconds
duration. The projection of those photographs will be carried out in a large
format directly on the walls of the Venice Arsenal.
Morro pela Arte Viva is a gathering of the graffiti in Morro da Rocinha, made together with
the graffiti artists, residents of the community. The main goal was to create
an online art gallery, for the artists and the public. That was made possible
by the publication on Instagram, at morropelaarteviva. Morro pela Arte Viva
is a street art project created to give Rocinha artists more visibility and a
more resonant voice.
The project intends to disseminate and make
possible a set of works that otherwise would not be feasible due to the
political, cultural, and socioeconomic context.
Therefore, the proposed project for Arte Laguna
Prize 2020.21 aims to digitally project, on the walls of Arsenale di
Venezia, the graffiti made in Rocinha. To overtake and overflow their territory
and enjoy their visibility around the world.
We would like to see, even if
metaphorically, the encounter between the graffiti from Rocinha and the
frescoes in Venice.
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