Arquivo - Tag: Art

Rio and graffiti artists – friends or foes?

After years of an uneasy relationship between Rio’s government and technically illegal street art, a new decree passed by Mayor Eduardo Paes has divided the city’s much-celebrated community of graffiti artists. Above, artist PXE approaches a wall in Arpoador.  By Nathan Walters On a purely aesthetic level, pixação—the spiky black glyphs that pop up at dangerously(…)

The art of Mercosul, in Porto Alegre

Artists from Latin America and the world come together in Porto Alegre for a Bienal still named after Mercosul, the stalled regional integration project. Claire Rigby reports on the transformations on offer there. By Claire Rigby Moving, evocative, mysterious, provocative: not all great art supplies these sensations, but when it does, it has the power(…)