WOOL @ FUSING 2014

Once more we were invited to curate all Urban Art actions at the 2th edition of FUSING Culture Experience, that took place between the 14th and 16th of August, at Figueira da Foz.

We invited Pantónio to paint a 400m2 wall, the romanians Saddo and Aitch to paint both sides of a tower, Tamara Alves to paint several doors of the city, Robert Panda to spread his Estupidos inside the enclosure, André Fernandes Trindade to paint a wall inside arts garage, Colectivo RUA to paint three containers that were the gantry of the festival and Uivo to paint some doors for Posca action. 

This time, we also we invited the talented photographer Miguel Oliveira and his POINT and SHOOT, to catch all moments, from day zero to the day after Fusing.

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Uivo (for POSCA experience)

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WOOL for others | Fundão

Under WOOL’s invitation, Nespoon returned to Fundão to end all the work she started past May, as we have already noticed.

Between the 29th of July and the 5th of August, while Festival Cale was taking place in the streets of Fundão, she took care of a facade of a building located in one of the entrances of the city, creating a giant and greatest piece, with stencil loaded with traditionalism ‘crochet’. She also made an installation with the help of all the old ladies of the villages surrounding Fundão and placed in the streets the ceramic pieces she produced past May.

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LATA 65 @ Festival Walk&Talk

The Walk&Talk Festival invited us for their 4th edition. The Walk&Talk is a public art festival that takes place in the island of São Miguel, Azores. It counts with artists from all over the world to create a route of site-specific instalations, with goal of creating relations with space, culture and local communities. A trully outdoor museum.

LATA 65, was invited by Walk&Talk to be present at the festival for a workshop, between 21th and 22th of July, with the old local community. The result was a big magic wall made by a 15th group of happy old people.

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WOOL supports Zarajos Deluxe Festival ’14

WOOL is partner of ZARAJOS DELUXE, a festival of contemporary art in public spaceS, that takes place in the ancient village of Cuenca, Spain, in order to rehabilitate what once was one of the greatest centers of contemporary art.

The 2nd edition of Zarajos Deluxe festival, had WOOL’s collaboration on artistic curatorships, which resulted in the choice of the artist SAMINA to intervene on Cuenca’s walls.

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WOOL @ 1st communion GERADOR

WOOL was invited to be one of the partners of Gerador, a platform of action and communication of the portuguese culture, whose goal is to promote and create disclosure spaces for it.

At 26th of july, WOOL was invited to be present at the 1st communion of Gerador,a celebration of the first edition of their magazine, where also WOOL was theme of an article written by Lara Seixo Rodrigues.

At the event, all the people present was requested to answer the question: How to do culture for  all people nowadays?

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WOOL @ DJERBAHOOD

In the past day 1st of August was launched at Tunisia the project DJERBAHOOD, which aims to become the truly and only open air museum. It counts with 150 artists all over the world, between those the Portuguese’s: Pantónio, Add Fuel, Mário Belém e Arraiano.

DJERBAHOOD is the most recent project of Itinerrance Gallery (Paris), after the success of Tour Paris 13, and pretend to take during this summer thousands of artists of thirty different nationalities, to the authentic and traditional village of Erriadh, right in the center of Djerba island transforming it into a space of multicultural expression. As Mehdi Ben Cheikh, the mentor of the project, explains, ‘a new adventure, a new movement to a country in formation’.

At the invitation of Itinerrance Gallery, as occurred at the Tour Paris 13 project, Lara Seixo Rodrigues (WOOL) took with her, between the 7th and 15th of July, some of the stand out urban artists of our country to ‘live their distinctive marc in a memorable artistic project. But above all, also take advantage of a unique and memorable experience, both the interaction between artists as the experience of a culture and daily sharing with local and traditional community, as a singular moment in history’.

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Erriadh, which means in Arabic neighbourhood (pun which the project name appears), is one of the oldest towns of Tunisia, which has kept its authenticity of narrow streets and preserved its typical architecture of ‘Houch’ (homes that are constituted by a courtyard around which are distributed local rooms and other social sharing), always painted white and decorated with doors and windows blue.

Erriadh is also the first Jewish village, which houses the oldest synagogue in North Africa and the second in the world. Other peculiarities is that the Muslim and Jewish communities are everywhere and socialize, always in a peaceful environment, while remaining true to their traditions, but always welcoming foreigners with kindness, here designated only by ‘non-djerbianos’.

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Pantónio

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WOOL @ ‘Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference’

On the 3rd of july, our co-founder Lara Seixo Rodrigues was one of the speakers at the ‘Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity International Conference’, presenting ‘The WOOL – Covilhã Street Art Festival as an instrument of (community) transformation’.

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WOOL @ Conferência “A Relação da Arte Urbana com o Mercado da Arte em Portugal”

WOOL estará hoje representado na Conferência “A Relação da Arte Urbana com o Mercado da Arte em Portugal”, na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.

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Apresentação
A conferência “A relação da arte urbana com o mercado da arte em Portugal”, tem como objectivo compreender de que forma artistas urbanos e agentes do mercado da arte vêm a existência da arte urbana no mercado da arte.

Estarão presentes dois artistas urbanos, SLAP e Miguel Januário, e dois agentes do mercado da arte, Lara Seixo Rodrigues e Rita Sá Alves, que darão a conhecer a sua opinião relativamente à temática em questão. Pretende-se apresentar diferentes olhares sobre este tema tão controverso e pouco explorado, através das considerações dos participantes sobre pontos como a passagem de intervenções realizadas no contexto urbano para a galeria, a posição do artista perante o mercado, a existência de um mercado direccionado para a arte urbana em Portugal, o papel do agente ou o perfil do comprador.

Programa
15h – Apresentação e contextualização da conferência

15h10 – 1ª PARTE – O olhar do artista
– Slap
– Miguel Januário
– Debate
16h10 – Intervalo
16h30 – 2ª PARTE – O olhar do agente
– Lara Seixo Rodrigues
– Rita Sá Alves
– Debate
18h – Encerramento

Organização
IHA- Instituto de História da Arte (Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa)
Marta Simões
Sara Eugénio

WOOL ON TOUR 5 @ LXFactory

O WOOL | Festival de Arte Urbana da Covilhã, assentou no LX Factory há cerca de 2 anos e é hoje, indiscutivelmente, o principal rosto da Arte Urbana neste pólo criativo da capital. Nesta 5ª edição do WOOL ON TOUR, as paredes voltam a ganhar destaque e a Arte Urbana apresenta-se no seu contexto natural.

Para o 12º openday do LX Factory, convidámos Mariana Dias Coutinho, Neberra, Tamara Alves, Tinta Crua, Uivo e David Antunes, cinco artistas com distintas e bastante próprias linguagens, técnicas e imagens, para darem vida a diversas paredes com o selo de qualidade do WOOL e se juntarem à longa lista de talentos nacionais que esta plataforma artística já difundiu em solo português e não só.

O processo e resultados poderão ser acompanhados ao vivo e a cores ou em www.woolfest.org.

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O WOOL | Festival de Arte Urbana da Covilhã, seated in LX Factory 2 years ago and it is today, undoubtedly, the main face of urban art in this creative hub of Lisbon. In this 5th edition of the WOOL ON TOUR the walls will be again the spotlight and the urban art shows itself in its natural context.

For the 12th LX Factory openday we invited Mariana Dias Coutinho, Neberra, Tamara Alves, Tinta Crua, Uivo e David Antunes, five artists with distinct and rather own languages, techniques and images, that will give life to several walls with the quality seal of WOOL, joining the long list of national talents that this artistic platform already spread around the country and not only.

You can follow all the process and results live or at www.woolfest.org.