01 Nov A New Indigenous Mural in Mexico
‘As They Pass By – Walls of Connection’
A New Indigenous Mural in Mexico
The Jimmy Nelson Foundation has started with yet another round of As They Pass By – Walls of Connection in South America! After a great success with the first mural in Bogota (Colombia), we are now realizing indigenous mural art in Mexico, at the cultural city centre of Querétaro, (Centro Educativo y Cultural del Estado de Querétaro). It will be the second mural of the year in collaboration with MasterPeace.
The mural will be communally painted by various indigenous artists, on November 9th to 11th. Leading artist of the project is Victor López and he is working together with members of the La Madriguera Gráfica collective. Most of the artists have Zapoteca roots, one of the 56 ethnic groups in Mexico.
The cultural workshops have already started this week and you can follow them on the #takeover by MasterPeace at the Jimmy Nelson Foundation’s social media these weeks. In these workshops all participants engage in researching indigenous Mexican culture, which is put into the mural designs. An important cultural feature of the mural is the calavera (skull), which plays a symbolic role in the celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos).
We started an artistic research about the calavera (skull) that will be an important part of the background of our mural. The calavera plays important symbolic role in the celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) in Mexico. #TakeOver by MasterPeace América Latina. #AsTheyPassByWallsOfConnection #CulturalDiversity
Geplaatst door Jimmy Nelson Foundation op dinsdag 31 oktober 2017
There will also be a Peace Talk upon the creation of the mural on November 16th, at 19.00 to 21.00 in La Miscelánia Cultural (with guests as the director of Nueve arte Urbano and leading artists of the project).
MasterPeace is an award-winning grassroots peace movement that officially launched in 2011, with hubs in Cairo, Utrecht, Tbilisi, and Mexico City and is currently active through MasterPeace Clubs in 45+ countries, primarily in conflict areas, involving thousands of young peace builders. MasterPeace’s vision is to inspire everyone to use their talent and energy for building peace and togetherness, using music, art, creativity, positivity and inspiration.
In the video you can see and hear the artist Victor Lopez, who we will be creating the mural in Querétaro, Mexico: “Art is my language and surpasses all frontiers.”
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