Nuestra comunidad opina sobre gigante polémica por mural en Boston
Algunas de respuestas en el Facebook de Fox 25 a la pregunta: ¿A que se le parece el mural del Greenway?
Ortiz, usuario de Facebook:
“La gente debe parar de ser tan ignorante. Ellos (Os Gemeos) son graffiteros, y se cubren la cara cuando hacen graffiti. El niño representa su estilo y la camisa en su cara representa el ¡‘GRAFFITI’!”.
Phinney, usuaria de Facebook:
“A mí me parece un terrorista de los que se ven en televisión, me parece que el mural debería estar en otro país”.
Walker, usuario de Facebook:
“Claramente [es] un terrorista. ¿Quién demonios autorizo esto?”
Giacomo, usuaria de Facebook:
“Un pequeño niño terrorista en pijamas de camino a ser un terrorista suicida en un bus o tren”.
CONOZCA A LOS GEMELOS DETRÁS DEL MURAL
El ICA de Boston tiene en marcha hasta el 25 de noviembre una exhibición que incluye pinturas, instalaciones y esculturas creadas por los gemelos Octavio y Gustavo Pandolfo, más conocidos como Os Gemeos. Los artistas se inspiran en el ambiente urbano, colorido y caótico de Sao Paulo de finales de los 80, cuando el hip-hop “invadía” Brasil.
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The exhibition highlights the recurring themes in Os Gêmeos’s work—from hip hop to Brazilian folklore—and immerses viewers in a dream-like environment of explosive color, surreal landscapes, and yellow-colored characters. Organized by ICA Adjunct Curator Pedro Alonzo, the exhibition features approximately 11 works— including painting, sculpture, and a new public mural that the artists will create in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. Os Gemeos is on view at the ICA from Aug. 1 through Nov. 25, 2012.
Os Gemeos date their artistic beginnings to 1987 when hip-hop invaded Brazil. The music and images of youth dancing and painting graffiti, transmitted via photo books and films, left an indelible mark on the twins. But in the late 1980s, limited access to art-making materials—Brazilian spray paint was expensive and inferior in quality—forced the artists to improvise and create their own visual style. They began painting New York graffiti–style murals with house paint, brushes, and rollers instead of spray paint.
The twins share a deep bond and artistic vision; they divide their painting mode in two, painting together, and starting and finishing each other’s works. Os Gemeos draw greatly from their surroundings, and their narrative work is a visual synthesis of their everyday lives: the color and chaos of Brazil, particularly in the Cambuci neighborhood of São Paulo—or portraits of youth in red hoodies breaking into train yards and painting in subway tunnels. A common motif depicts several graffiti taggers garbed in brightly patterned clothes stacked atop one another to reach an impossibly high spot. In addition to contemporary urban themes, rural Brazil has an equally significant presence in their work. Festivals, music, and folk art fascinate the twins and inspire fantastical paintings of musicians, processions and festivals—all of which are based on their own photographs.
Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo, known as Os Gemeos, were born in 1974 in São Paulo, Brazil, where they continue to live and work. In addition to their street art, they have been commissioned to create several public projects including the painting of trains and subways in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, Brazil. Their work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, one of the most notable exhibitions of street and underground youth culture.Murals
As part of their ICA exhibition, Os Gemeos have created public murals in Dewey Square on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway and on the Revere Hotel Boston Common. The new murals will remain on view throughout the run of the ICA exhibition (Aug. 1 – Nov. 25). On the Greenway, the artists have incorporated the physical properties of the Dewey Square Air Intake Structure into a unique, 70’ x 70’ mural. A semi-circle on the façade of the Intake Structure has been turned into the head of one of Os Gemeos’s iconic yellow-colored characters, who peers through a brightly colored hoodie towards Dewey Square and Boston’s South Station. Os Gemeos’s yellow-colored characters also appear on the Revere Hotel mural, located on the Stuart Street exterior of the building. This smaller-scale mural offers a portrait of the artists in action: one character stands on the shoulders of the other, reaching skyward to tag the wall in purple spray paint with the word gemeos.
The Os Gemeos mural on the Revere Hotel is made possible by the Boston Art Commission and the City of Boston.
The Os Gemeos mural on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway is made possible by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Boston Art Commission and the City of Boston.