Archives 2nd half of 2013
In conjunction with Brazil's appearance as guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt is presenting the multifaceted world of Brazilian graffiti art for the first time ever in Germany. The major cities of Brazil are home to one of the world's most vital and fascinating graffiti scenes. In terms of both content and aesthetic quality, this colourful, dynamic and unique movement differs significantly from the American and European street-
A mobile app developed specifically for the exhibition featuring a wealth of background information and artists' videos is available to help visitors navigate as they stroll through downtown Frankfurt. The mobile app is already available free of charge for iOS and will be available for Android within the next days. The app can be downloaded in standard stores.
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Exhibition 05 September -
The metropolis of São Paulo is a leading centre of Brazilian street art, rivalled only by Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba. Since the mid-
Born in the late 1960s and early 1970s, they began invading the streets with their paintings after the fall of the military dictatorship, thus giving voice to the desire to promote the free expression of public opinion after years of silence during and after the oppressive rule of the military regime. Facing a shortage of artistic resources, they opted, as they still do today, for wall paint and rollers in addition to relatively expensive spray cans. The younger protagonists in the scene also respond to the current social, economic and environmental problems in their city and are inspired by elements of indigenous culture as well. Common to all is a distinctive position achieved through a singular visual language. Artists define themselves through public exposure—by presenting their works to public view and disseminating them as widely as possible. Recognition of their artistic signatures—their brand—is crucial to their success.
Participating artists: Herbert Baglione, Gais, Rimon Guimarães, Jana Joana & Vitché, Nunca, Onesto, Alexandre Orion, Speto, Fefe Talavera and Tinho, Zezão.
Curator: Carolin Köchling (SCHIRN)