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The streets of São Paulo breathe art; so much so that a handful of the city’s graffiti and other ‘urban interventionist’ artists have won recognition around the globe. With the exhibition ‘Na Borda’, SESC Consolação and Invisíveis Produções are joining the ongoing debate on the occupation of São Paulo’s public spaces by bringing some of the city’s most popular street artists indoors, to shed an alternative light on their work.
With the subtitle ‘nine collectives, one city’, the show features artworks by some of the city’s most notable urban art collectives including Ocupacidade, Bijari, Cia Cachorra, Cobaia, Contrafilé, Experiência Imersiva Ambiental, Esqueleto Coletivo, Frente 3 de Fevereiro and Nova Pasta.
On display will be pieces completed over a three-month period that, though just a taste of what’s out there, give a good idea of what’s being created on the street. One of the highlights is Contrafilé’s latest project. Known as 'Parque de Brincar e Pensar' – 'A Park for Playing and Thinking' – it leads the community of Jardim Miriam in re-appropriating public spaces and re-thinking the relationships between different social classes.
Another curious intervenção is that of Nova Pasta. Their project, A Revolta dos Burros (Donkey Rebellion) playfully proposes the donkey as the country’s new symbol.
‘Na Borda’ will also host a series of debates on modern-day street art. Some of the show’s artists will lead discussions on the collectives’ role in the process of re-assuming and appreciating the streets of metropolitan settings like São Paulo.