Foi Glow Panca Norteño Rod 1102
IMAC (antiguo palacio de gobierno)
"Vivo" a group show of urban art in Tijuana, Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura 26 abril 2012. Curated by Fritz Torres Carrillo
With music by DJ Chucuchu.
Urban art or “street art,” by definition, are all the developed artistic manifestations in public space. What started in the late 20th century as an underground movement associated with illegality, little by little has gained ground, thanks to the quality of the interventions.
Each time, the urban artist has a responsibility that, consciously or unconsciously, she takes up the moment that she decides to take the walls of a city as her personal exhibition forum.
In our region, and particularly in Tijuana, urban art has developed and matured step by step right before the eyes of those who live and breathe this city.
Vivo ..., the name with which this exhibition was baptized, speaks not only to the particular vital energy of urban art, to convert a sterile mural into an open window to the imagination. But also, it speaks to the artists who sometimes remain anonymous, others who work under pseudonyms: those who have put their shoulders to the wheel to endow the shared, everyday spaces of our city with vigor and visual impact.
There are those who say that the streets are the best gallery, and that may be. Nevertheless, our surroundings are a discourse: en intimate spaces dialogue develops, in this case, dialogue between the work and the viewer, and perhaps also between the artist and the community.
Thank you for taking part in this dialogue.
--Fritz Torres Carrillo