Belo Horizonte is hosting its first mural festival and the third of its kind in Brazil. From July 26th to August 6th CURA – Urban Art Circuit aims to transform the landscape of BH, rescuing the trajectory of urban art in the city and recognizing its current dimension and strength in the country and in the world. Inviting five national and international artists with experience painting large-scale murals, such as Thiago Mazza and Priscila Amoni, from Belo Horizonte; the Acidum Project from Fortaleza, formed by the artists Tereza Dequinta and Robézio Marqs; and the Spanish artist Marina Capdevilla that is visiting Brazil for the first time. More info and images after the jump!
The works will be done in large format on the blind sides of 4 buildings in the center of BH, with spaces that reach 50 meters in height and 37 meters in width. The selection of the walls was made from a visual cut: all four lateral sides will be simultaneously seen from Sapucaí street by the new and first street art viewpoint of the world, in which the Festival is helping to create.
The festival will also have an extensive cultural program with discussion panels about art, parties, an art bazar, film screenings and guided tour of the murals of Belo Horizonte, what converges with the current cultural scene of BH, which main purpose is to transform Sapucaí Street into an effervescent cultural corridor, with potential to equal the most charming, creative and interesting streets of the main cities of the world.
The expectations of the project have the main purpose to “create as many graffiti and muralism spots as possible in Belo Horizonte, and take advantage of the geography that could create of this landscape, a new point of view,” affirmed Juliana, co-director of the festival.