June 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn are known as Haas&Hahn. The duo started working together in 2005, when they filmed a documentary for MTV in Rio about hip-hop at favelas. Inspired by that visit, they embarked on a project to bring works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth.
Their most recent work takes the central square of Santa Marta hill (below) spanning over 34 houses. Their ambition is to paint an entire favela. I am donating to the project here.
via It’s Nice That
August 20, 2009 § Leave a comment
February 4, 2009 § 2 Comments
Artist Adrian Kondratowicz came up with a great artsy way to make urban waste more visible and create awareness for that urban environmental issue. Piles of garbage are transformed in sculptures with the participation of residents of city blocks by using biodegradable bright pink waste bags. The projects is called TRASH: anycoloryoulike and the first intervention took place in New York City during the Summer of 2008.
January 18, 2009 § 1 Comment
JR is only 25 and had shows at the Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale. His project Face2Face took his work to eight Israeli and Palestinian cities, where he pasted huge portraits of people from both sides making funny faces. Next stop will be a project in India an Asia.