Djiguene & Goor means “man and woman” in wolof.
In collaboration with various cultural institutions within Western Africa, Jinks wanted to pay homage to men and women in a unique way with some long-lasting frescos. To do the deed, he offered a program that consisted of artistic interventions in public space as well as art workshops in the street in order to teach participants about how to use the stencil technique.
The idea was to do 6 participative murals in Western Africa (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Benin) during the months of September, October and November of 2016.
During the project it was important to solicit the residents’ participation through those who had access to artistic practices while teaching the stencil technique. From their design up to their realization, the purpose was to create a dynamic between the codes of the region and their corresponding values.
Some names will always stay with us, even if the person is not with us anymore…
It has become a really horrible habit to say goodbye and honor the names of fellow graffiti writers which has made a difference on the scene and has taken part of developing a style in his or hers city, country and even in the world. This might also be a strange way of life telling us that this culture is becoming older.
Last week we mentioned Siek27 while we used the word “undervalued” to explain the Malaysian graffiti scene. This was to us the best way to express how little knowledge the outside world has about how fast this scene is growing, and the enormous dedication which is found among the writers in this corner of Asia.
The reports from different jams we get from there are not just a few, and in this last one we get to see graffiti artists like Rems and Katun, two local names that has developed a level of wildstyle and characters which is not at all any less than any Western graffiti.
It would be impossible for us to wrap this up without sending our greatest regards to Montana Colors Malaysia & Singapore as well as Montana Shop Kuala Lumpur.
Since we had Begr in the “Fire at Will” section more than two years ago, this North American writer’s reputation has incremented exponentially on an international level. Far from trying to give ourselves credit for this, we can only attribute his success to his constant activity and the diffusion of his work in videos like the one we’re providing above, courtesy of Bazookafilms77. After 20 years of being active and militant in an endless list of crews as varied as D30, WMD or NSF, we can conclude that Begr is a rare bird on the American scene.
Last October we published an article about the “Sharing Experiencies in India 2016” project by the ARTistLOVE Association.
They’ve sent us a new documentary piece dedicated exclusively to the work that was done in the Parameshwar School in Tamil Nadul. The protagonists of the adventure tell us in first person what this project made possible by AjutSI, Montana Colors, Nou Patufet and the Gengapuram Education Commnity meant to them.
On Friday, February 3rd, El Montana Cafè Restaurant will be hosting yet another event that you won’t want to miss.
And what could be better than a title that references the group that’s organizing it; Hatelovers. Aisa, Crem, Malicia, Niña, Numi, Pera and Vegan Bunnies make up the diverse collective of graffiti writers whose name responds to a double edged sword that exists within graffiti: love as creation and hate as destruction – beauty and evil in equal parts.