The second edition of Wall Claim is here!
This art programme invites different artists who are part of the platform to paint an artistic intervention on the outer wall of the Centre Cultural La Farinera Del Clot in Barcelona. The motifs of the murals will be in tune with some of the International Days established by the UN. Wall Claim, thus, responds to the need to give visibility to certain social groups using art as a means and tool of social claim.
This one is devoted to the Mapuche, a group that has lived, and still lives, strong cultural and racial discrimination. As a result of the formation of the Chilean State, the Mapuche indigenous people gradually lost their recognition and representation in the economic, social and cultural sphere. Precisely, the repression exercised by the Chilean state against this centennial town, which has historically resisted acts of violence and racism, was one of the key points of the social outbreak in Chile in October 2019.
This is why from October 19th to 21st, the artist Felipe Pincel will be performing a mural outside the cultural center. The theme of the piece will revolve around the International Day of Nonviolence while supporting the Mapuche People. Felipe Pincel Echeverría is a Chilean artist whose practice unfolds through different artistic techniques such as muralism, illustration and tattoos. The human being is the main focus in the artist's work, and together with other figurative elements he creates pieces that do not leave the viewer indifferent.
Once the mural is finished, on October 21st at 6:30 p.m., the centre will held a talk Mapuche cause seen from social muralism. The Journalist Maria Alemany will be the moderator and Felipe Pincel, Antonio Navarrete, Heriberto Bravo, all of them Chilean artists aware of the cause, will participate. This will be located at the auditorium of CC La Farinera, and will last approximately one hour and a half, with a space to generate debate and resolve doubts.
Those interested in attending the talk on the 21st must fill out a form (found at the following link). This way, we can keep track of the attendees and follow the necessary sanitary measures.
This action, promoted by Wallspot and produced by Rebobinart, receives the support of the Barcelona City Council, the Generalitat de Catalunya, Montana Colors, La Traca and the Federació d’Entitats Clot Camp de l’Arpa.