Category Archives: Rio de Janeiro

Larger than life in Rio

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In celebration of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, artist JR has created two new public artworks in the city. The pair of installations build upon the french artist’s ongoing ‘Inside Out‘ project, but adopt a completely novel material in their realization: construction scaffolding. JR depicts two larger than life athletic figures on metal poles, placed in dramatic locations across the urban landscape of Rio. Continue reading

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A hundred thousand paintbrushes

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Dutch design team Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) have travelled the world to bring muralism to struggling communities—their most recent project was painting over 100 buildings in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighbourhood. In 2005, the duo began an artistic love affair with the favelas of Rio de Janeiro that continues to this day. Continue reading

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