Last November the Baltimore International Airport open an Exhibit of Brazilian Street Art. For the next 3 years, 6 large panels from artists Vermelho, Rodrigo Branco, Gen Duarte, Binho, Tikka and myself, will be adoring the plain white walls of the international wing that is under renovation.
The question that surfaced was “Why Brazilian Art”?? BWI does not fly to Brazil… and my answer is “Why Not”???
Art is about culture, communities and people. Bringing a colorful and exciting Brazilian Street Art Exhibit to the airport will only entice the visitors curiosity about a new place. Off course… I know they do not fly direct to Brazil… but if enough interest would arise… they could!!! Right??
We should valorize our local art!!! And BWI does a fantastic job on that sense, they really do!!! But it is so refreshing to see that at the same time they are open to something different and new. Thank you BWI for this amazing opportunity and fantastic partnership!!!
cul·tur·al kəlCH(ə)rəl/ adjectiv/ of or relating to the ideas, arts, customs, and social behavior of a society.
ex.change iksˈCHānj/ noun/ an act of giving one thing and receiving another (especially of the same type or value) in return.