A meeting on the street - COLLABORATION PROJECT

¿Cómo se besa una ciudad? 
Intervención de Un encuentro en la calle

¿Cómo se besa a una ciudad? Buena pregunta...un grupo de 9 collagistas y fotógrafos, acompañados del poeta Juan Carlos Bertorelli, vamos a intentar responderla de la siguiente forma. A partir de ahora, cada 2 meses, cada uno de nosotros, en sus respectivas ciudades, dejará como regalo uno o varios kits, con una pequeña selección del trabajo tanto nuestro como de los otros participantes, para que los encuentre y se los lleve el primero que pase. De esta forma, pretendemos esparcir belleza en los lugares en que vivimos. 

How does one kiss a city?

Good question…a group of 10 collage artists and photographers will try to answer it doing the following. Each one of us, in our respective cities, will leave one or several kits with prints of a selection of our collective work, for someone to find them and take them home. In this way, we hope to spread a little bit of beauty around the places we live in, or travel to. For those who would like to put chance on their side, each one of us will leave hints of the kits´whereabouts in our Facebook and/or Instagram accounts. The cities playing along –and getting kissed- this time around, are Barcelona (Nicanor García), Bilbao (Amalia Pereira & Ernesto Velasco), Buenos Aires (Carolina Chocron), Caracas (Juan Carlos Bertorelli), Frankfurt (Alexandra de Kempf), México DF (Hans Kritzler), Miami (Claudio Napolitano), Sevilla (Isabel Chiara) y Palencia (Marianna Di Ferdinando).

When will this happen? The first time, of course, will take place on International Kiss(ing) Day, Monday, April 13th. 

¿Cuando será eso? 
La primera vez, lógicamente, será el Día Internacional del Beso, lunes 13 de abril.

Alexandra de Kempf, Carolina Chocron, Amalia Pereira,
Claudio Napolitano, Nicanor García, Ernesto Velasco,
Mariana de Ferdinando, Juan Carlos Bertorelli, Hans Kritzler e Isabel Chiara.

Adrian Villeta - Londres

Amalia Caputo - Miami

Alexandra de Kempf - Frankfurt

Isabel Chiara - Sevilla 

Juan Carlos Bertorelli - Caracas

Un encuentro en la calle / A meeting on the street

Collage, painting, illustration, poetry, are both, our impulse and occupation, but they are also our compromise. We believe that beauty must be made accessible, because beauty has the  normous power to transform us positively. “A Street Encounter” is an initiative that we will  ndertake regularly, leaving prints of the work we do, as a little present to be found in different cities around the world. 

Until now, government institutions and private enterprise have taken the lead in placing art in public spaces. Why not get involved as individuals, giving away beauty, in a sort of treasure-hunt game in which all who choose to do so, can take part? And since beauty should be everywhere, this is an initiative that we aim to extend to many other cities than our own, progressively inviting other artists.

To us, the concept of making art "attainable" does not stop there. We are meeting both in cyberspace and personally, to create together original work that we will then make available in our websites at prices almost as accessible...as art left as a gift in the street.

Bilbao | Buenos Aires | Caracas | Frankfurt | Miami | Sevilla | Lisboa | Palencia