Street art research. Street art in Rio just keeps getting more exciting.
Article – The Legalization of Street Art in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from untappedcities.com
Quote: Brazilian graffiti art is considered among the most significant strand(s) of a global urban art movement and its diversity defies the increasing homogeneity of world graffiti. – Design Weekly
- 2009 Brazilian government passed law 706/07 – decriminalizing street art, making it legal if done with consent of owner
- Tagging = pichacao and street art = grafite
- In 1999 there was a movement encouraging grafite vs pichacao called Nao pixe, grafite
- Quote : the tagger wants to put his name on the wall, to be famous and is vadalist, but the street artist is interested in aesthetics and community
- Quote: in Rio de Janerio, the street art is ubiquitous, it exists in all corners of the city from favela to upper middle class neighborhoods from residential in institutional
- 4 situations of ownership described by Quito
- Owners of buildings invite artists for commissions
- Street artist ask permission from owner
- Street art is created with no permission at places with owners
- Street art is created at locations with no owners
- Street art is a tool for creating community.
- Street art influences the creation of space. Informal public space and hangouts.
- Street art is found on infrastructure walls, residential security walls, commercial security walls, junctions and corners, public spaces like playgrounds and soccer fields and schools
Article highlights two projects that took place in favelas:
- Let’s Colour Project. Tudo de cov para voce, Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro – decorated 7000 sq meter of facades . Involved 50 members of neighbohood and used 2000 liters of donated paint
- Projecto Queto – founded by Francisco da Silva, leader of Nacao street art crew. – set up community center in favela he grew up in. Explains the potential for graffiti to be a source of inspiration in favelas. Quote : street art has the ablity to establish discipline and structure, we hope to inspire youth to learn more and read more: to discover what life has to offer outside their day – to -day existence. Particpants learn graffiti techniques and come into contact with art, culture, language, learn about reading and writing. Workshops in audio production, silkscreen printing, sewing and fashion design are also offered. Vocational opportunities as by products of street art.