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From July 26th to August 6th, the third biggest city of Brazil receives in downtown the first edition of CURA – Urban Art Circuit. CURA is the first building painting festival in Belo Horizonte, and the third of its kind in Brazil.

 

Thiago Mazza – Photo by Instagrafite

 

Five national and international artists with experience painting large-scale murals, were invited to be part of the Festival: 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.

 

Marina Capdevila – Photo by Instagrafite

 

Thiago Mazza – Photo by Instagrafite

 

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.

 

Priscila Amori – Photo by Instagrafite

 

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.

 

Thiago Mazza – Photo by Instagrafite

 

Acidum Project – Photo by Instagrafite

Marina Capdevila – Photo by Instagrafite

Priscila Amori – Photo by Instagrafite

 

Enriqueta Arias

About Enriqueta Arias

Enriqueta has a passion for all things art and media. She was editor of Juxtapoz Latin America Magazine for two years, specializing in new contemporary art and culture. She has been working as independent cultural manager and curator for several projects. She currently acts as a liaison between PangeaSeed and international media outlets as well as Latin American artists and she's the host of the All City Canvas YouTube channel.