Past and ongoing exhibitions and happenings :
Exhibition Mini Galeria Belo Horizonte Brazil
16 / 04 > 10 / 05 / 2011
Open days Design September Brussels Belgium
16-17-18 / 09 / 2011
Lecture Lick my typo Brussels Belgium
08 / 11 / 2011
Workshop Recyclart Brussels Belgium
09 > 29 / 11 / 2011
Exhibition Théβtre National Brussels Belgium
02 > 15 / 12 / 2011
Exhibition CLAE's Festival des Migrations Luxembourg
15 > 17 / 03 / 2013
Workshop Kulturfabrik Esch/Alzette Luxembourg
02 > 06 / 09 / 2013
Exhibition Business of Design Week Hong Kong China
02 > 07 / 12 / 2013
An entire website about the project HERE!
This project gets its inspiration from a local communication medium popular in Brazil but unknown in Belgium: the faixas. Hung up in the streets, these hand-written canvases are used for different types of content. They are either promotional, informative or cultural and their artisanal manufacture makes them a truly local communication tool.
As there are a variety of fonts used, this project puts a focus on the handicraft skills of the faixas painter. While the original visual aspect is respected, a semantic twist is introduced for this artistic intervention.
Refuting the frustration that 'the grass is always greener on the other side', a single, simple sentence 'it's better here' is positioned many times over. Ones geographical references but also ones personal situation is somehow being questioned.
The exhibition is composed of :
- More than 100 original faixas hung as a catalogue.
The visitor is invited to physically cross them.
- Photographs, from us but also from the participants,
of faixas in improbable locations all around the world.
If it's better here, it's even better at your place !
- Get your own faixas (entier catalogue here)
price: 49,99 € (59,99 BRL) - shipping included
- Order here
- Take a picture where you think it's the best
- Send it to us
- Be a part of the next exhibition
Kidnap Your Designer + Yannick Falisse
+ guest : Juγo Peixoto Guimaraes Neto
(faixas painter in Belo Horizonte)