Co-presented with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Brazilian visual artist Bel Borba has covered his native Salvador, a 500-year-old city in Bahia, with glorious outdoor artworks, from small mosaics to large-scale pieces composed of brightly-colored broken tiles, steel, wood, recycled materials, and sand. The eclectic work beautifully channels the experiences of the communities in which he works, providing a window into the city’s rich and complex history and culture.
Bel Borba creates a new ephemeral artwork each day in different locations around New York City over the course of the festival, using only recycled and found materials found in the city’s streets. Drawing inspiration from New York’s people and urban landscape, the month-long project will be documented using film and photography to create clips shared daily on the festival’s website. At the end of 30 days, all the work will be brought together in one major installation.