AN OTHER accidental public
After creating and leaving an urban intervention in the public space the artist does not know who will pass by and most passers-by don't expect to interact with this work of art. That’s why we love to speak of the accidental public of urban interventions.
Both this accidental public as well as the interventions tend to have a strong connection with the space they are in. For example in the suburbs of big cities, like Rio de Janeiro, there is a lot of streetart with strong messages that reflect local life. The interventions seem to mainly interact with an accidental public that's already familiar with its message because they live in that same space.
But what if these same artworks pop-up in the center of Amsterdam instead? Or in a remote city in France? Or what if an intervention that was designed to be made in São Paulo would pop-up in Singapore, Atlanta or Johannesburg? What kind of different interaction and consciousness could emerge if you would reach an other accidental public? That's what The Switch is about!
THE SWITCH #1
ROPP (THE NETHERLANDS) AND MESMO (BRAZIL)
Ropp is a contemporary abstract artist from Rotterdam (The Netherlands) who trades his public with MESMO from Campinas (Brazil).
"Francisco from GOMA in Barão Geraldo, Campinas offered me a space to make an artwork. It is a great spot as it will be seen by a lot of people passing by!"
THE SWITCH #2
VALENCIA (VENEZUELA) AND (YET UNKNOWN)
ARTIST: (YET UNKNOWN)
Would you like to make The Switch #2 with Yara di Crisco and Yari Yama from Valencia, Venezuela? Contact us for more details!