Portuguese Urban Art

Portuguese Urban Art . . . WOOL ON RESIDENCE - the urban art event in a artistic residency format, took place in the Portuguese town of Covilhã, between the 12th and 26th of October, showcasing five of the most respected Portuguese urban artists: Add Fuel, Bordalo II, Tamara Alves, Mr.Dheo and ±MAISMENOS±. Following its success the group show is moving to Lisbon at the new galleries of LXFactory, between the 7th and 23th of November, where the quintet exhibited photos of their amazing murals. Returning to its roots, October's WOOL's fifteen days took place in an artist residency format, featuring a larger and more diverse range of activities - with a huge participation by all residents and interested community at large. The event more than confirmed the enormous potential of the city of Covilhã, in the words of the organisation: ". . . as a centre of diffusion of these new expressions of Contemporary Art and both the positive way these events allow regeneration and rehabilitation of degraded areas of the city something, also aged and forgotten ." As well as the installations and pieces, members of the viewing public enjoyed the opportunity to participate in activities including: guided tours (with more than 125 people attending the 5 tours programmed), programmed talks with each artist presenting himself and a special presentation of the project LATA 65 (in english Can 65) - urban art workshop for seniors, with the special guest Luísa Cortesão. There was also screenplay of: Cidade Cinza (2013, Brazil), the street art documentary BCN: Rise & Fall (2014, Spain) and Magic Pantónio (2015, France). Notable amongst the fantastic created pieces were the following. . . ADD FUEL's work is a reinterpretation and reinvention of the typical Portuguese tiles. 'AZULEJO', joined 'his tradition' with the reinterpretation of local 'debuxos', which are the drawings (plans) that subsequently entered the looms, generating the tissues. These are typical local tissues, which ca - - Monday 24th November 2014 (16 Pictures)


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