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Da Rua

Some of Brazil's most renowned street artists bring the urban to the outskirts of Rio

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Da Rua

Date 30 Mar 2012-15 Jun 2012

Open 9am-6pm

Centro Cultural Casa Hercílio Esteves
Avenida Barão do Rio Branco 1003, Rio de Janeiro state

Telephone (24) 2244 6444

The picturesque mountain region of Petropolis is the unlikely location for an urban invasion, courtesy of some of Brazil's most celebrated graffiti artists from all over the country. Rather than taking to the walls of the colonial city, artists including Marcelo Ment from Rio de Janeiro and Elton Luis, better known as São Paulo's Shock Maravilha, take over the space of the Centro Cultural Casa Hercílio Esteves in the centre of town, for a showing of previously unseen works that promise to bring the riotous colour and playfulness of street art firmly within the gates of the museum where it can hold its own against the rather more staid works of art usually found there.

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors
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