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Public Competition For A Painted Mural On A Rented Ghetto Wall

Sangam - the Australia India Design Platform

Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM - Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM (PST)

Public Competition For A Painted Mural On A Rented Ghet...

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For the After the Missionaries issue of Artlink, a number of artists responded to the hypothetical scenario where a local council was seeking proposals for developing a project with its sister city in the Third World. How might a project bridge the global divide?

Claudio Torres is a Chilean artist/architect/musician who for the last four years has been working in various development projects in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. In response to this call, he proposed a project involving 'a painted mural on a ghetto wall'. Well, he is now at the point of realising this idea and is seeking support. He needs US$500 for materials, US$500 for rental and US$300 for a small daily allowance paid to the crew of youngsters who will paint the mural, to ensure it is finished in time.

To cover these costs, we are releasing 65 tickets at US$20 each. You can think of these as admission fees to see the mural, but that would involve also a ticket to Nairobi which isn't covered by the ticket cost. Or you can consider it a small donation that helps spread art a little more widely around the world. Follow www.craftunbound.net to see the results.

You can see Claudio explain the idea here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiC920jcl2Q

Basically, Claudio is using an A3 poster as a sketchbook which he is distributing to the people in the ghetto of Mathare. Designs for the mural will then be put up for popular vote among the people in the ghetto. The winner will be then painted on the ghetto wall for one month, or longer as the wall owner allows it.

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Ghetto Wall
Mathare
Nairobi, Nairobi Area
Kenya

Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 1:00 PM - Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM (PST)


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Sangam - the Australia India Design Platform

Craft Unbound continues the exploration of new developments in contemporary craft, particularly related to the movement of ‘poor craft’. ‘Poor craft’ is used here as a term to describe the creative strategy of using materials that have little or no value. It is a style that has been important in recent Australian contemporary craft, but resonates also with practices elsewhere, particularly in the South.

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