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Video: TEDx Niamiha

The 4th edition of the urban art festival Vulica Brasil exceeded our best expectations and attracted around 100,000 people during the 24-hour closing party - the official estimate, audience 10x higher than the previous edition.

 

The official program covered the period from August 17 to September 3, although the last Brazilian artist left on September 16, which meant 1 full month of festival and artistic residencies.

In March 2017, we participated in “TED TALKS: Ideas Worth Spreading”, Belarus edition, "TEDx: Niamiha". Our talk was called "Soft Power: The Vulica Brasil Experiment" (in Portuguese and Belarusian).  

The festival had the support of public and private entities, cultural groups and organized civil society, including more than 200 volunteers, fundamental to the event. In the end, 20 artistic, traditional and experimental interventions were given to the city of Minsk, when it celebrated 950 years, including 10 Brazilian and 6 Belarusian paintings (including murals, 2 vintage trams and 1 subway car), 2 sculptures and 2 photographic installations.

Curatorially we emphasized the idea of ​​return to nature, reflected in works that sought to bring to the urban environment the colors of Brazilian and Belarusian fauna and flora. We also had old school interventions and other themes, always respecting freedom of expression.

vULIca braSIL IV
2017

MURALISM & GRAFFITI
 

The 4th edition of the urban art festival Vulica Brasil exceeded our best expectations and attracted around 100,000 people during the 24 hours closing party - official estimate, audience 10x higher than the previous edition.

 

The official program covered the period from August 17 to September 3, although the last Brazilian artist left on September 16, which meant 1 full month of festival and artistic residencies.

In March 2017, we participated in “TED TALKS: Ideas Worth Spreading”, Belarus edition, "TEDx: Niamiha". Our talk was called "Soft Power: The Vulica Brasil Experiment" (in Portuguese and Belarusian).  
 

In 2017, Brazil was represented by a record number of muralists (not all of them consider themselves graffiti artists), painting buildings in central city locations and unusual surfaces like trams and subways:

Dante Takeo Horoiwa: in his first Vulica residency, he painted his first mural after an 8-year hiatus during which he dedicated himself to classical painting studies, applying these techniques to his unique mural (Ramanauskaya Slabada 5A)