Between March 23rd and 26th, street art will show its diversity of colors and gain new life in the old center of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. In its 3rd edition, the BTC Graffiti Bahia Festival will gather more than 90 local, national and foreign artists to paint and reflect on this language that won the world and contributes to the democratization of art and the beautification of the landscape Urban Back in the city of Salvador, the BTC will occupy several walls of the old Center, thus reinforcing the idea of the public space as a place of meetings, knowledge and exchanges.
Photo by Edvaldo Neto
In this edition, the BTC will have the theme Color Living CIty, an invitation to the appreciation of urban art and to the appreciation of graffiti artists and graffiti artists who transform the walls of the city with their own styles, techniques and themes. Colorful and inspiring, graffiti occupies the spaces revealing itself as a democratic art that seeks to reach the entire population. For this reason, Colorida Cidade Viva is a way of understanding that the city is made by the people who live in it and who express it through urban interventions, dialoguing with different communities, provoking the senses and awakening new eyes. The event also aims to reaffirm the relevance of graffiti to building new visions about the city, expanding debates on access to artistic-cultural production and professionalization in the universe of visual arts.
Photo by Carol Garcia
On the 1st day of the Festival, BTC 2017 will have the roundtable “Graffiti Beyond the Walls: Professionalization in the Visual Arts”, in the Cultural Space of Barroquinha, where it will bring together artists from different areas. Among them, the miner Carolina Jaued (Krol), from the Minas de Minas crew; The photo-documentarista from Rio de Janeiro, Henrique Madeira, who has extensive visual documentation on street art; And the Bahia graffiti artists Julio Costa, who uses graffiti as a support for social activism; Vinícius Vidal, who is a graphic designer; And Bigod, who acts as game concept artist, responsible For developing the artistic concept of electronic games.
Already on the 2nd day, 3/24, there will be the traditional graffiti grouping, in a community of the Old Center, and various cultural activities. But it is on the 25th and 26th of March that the great collective production of panels happens! Scattered throughout the Old Center, graffiti artists and graffiti artists from around the world will produce artistic interventions that will be a legacy for the city. The BTC is an accomplishment of the Collective Vai e Faz, formed by artists, communicators, producers and scholars of the theme, and the City Hall of Salvador.
To know all the information of the Festival, follow the channels:
BTC website: www.bahiacores.com
Cover photo by Carol Garcia