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Os Gemeos - Giants, Vancouver Biennale

Os Gemeos – Giants, Vancouver Biennale

| On 23, Ago 2014

I gemelli brasiliani donano un nuovo volto a dei silos industriali in occasione della Biennale di Vancouver.

di Redazione Art Vibes


I gemelli brasiliani Os Gemeos, dopo la loro ultima esibizione presso presso la Galeria Fortes Vilaça di São Paulo intitolata “A òpera da lua“, hanno da poco terminato il loro ultimo progetto “Giants” per la Biennale di Vancouver in corso in Canada, trasformando con la loro pittura murale sei silos industriali collocati sull’isola di Granville.

Attraverso la loro arte hanno rinnovato tale punto di riferimento industriale, sede di uno stabilimento di produzione di cemento, un enorme lavoro di arte pubblica che avvolge a 360 gradi le imponenti strutture cilindriche.
Nel suo completamento l’opera misurerà un totale di 7200 metri quadrati (23.500 piedi quadrati), la più grande fino ad oggi realizzata dal duo carioca.

 

Os Gemeos – Giants, Vancouver Biennale

Giants, Vancouver Biennale
Photo credits: ©Sergio Magro

 

Per comprendere meglio il progetto del duo artistico brasiliano pubblichiamo le loro dichiarazioni ufficiali riportate sul sito della Biennale di Vancouver.

“The first challenge of this project was to find a location that would fit with our idea. We did not want a conventional two-dimensional wall that we had done before – we wanted something different, special and unique. We have an ongoing project called “Giants” that has been realized in several places in the world such as Greece, USA, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Brazil and England, and we will continue now in Canada, but with a difference.
As the proposed Biennale has a strong connection with sculpture, we decided to find a place where the painting can be transformed, creating a dialogue between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds.
Another aim of this project is to bring new characters to Vancouver while sharing perspectives and cultures and establishing a relationship between the people who frequent this site and integrate this work into the city scenery.
The connection between water and land on Granville Island, on the False Creek margins, also had a lot to do with the choice of location – for us, the water acts as a vein, symbolizing life, and it is very present in our work.”

 

Giants, Vancouver Biennale
Photo credits: ©Sergio Magro

– images credits: ©Sergio Magro – courtesy of:Os Gemeos

– via: vancouverbiennale.com


OSGEMEOS Transforming Industrial Silos at the Vancouver Biennale – Video courtesy of: Vancouver Biennale
Giants, Vancouver Biennale
Photo credits: ©Sergio Magro
Giants, Vancouver Biennale
Photo credits: ©Sergio Magro
Giants, Vancouver Biennale
Photo credits: ©Sergio Magro
Giants, Vancouver Biennale
Photo credits: ©Sergio Magro
Giants, Vancouver Biennale
Photo courtesy of: instagram.com/osgemeos
Os Gemeos – Giants, Vancouver Biennale

OSGEMEOS In Conversation with Vancouver Biennale – video courtesy of: Vancouver Biennale


Further reading:

– Os Gemeos website: osgemeos.com.br

– Vancouver Biennale :vancouverbiennale.com


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