“Emphaty”, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015

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“The second conquest” East Harlem, NYC (2015)

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“The second conquest” (east Harlem, NYC) is a piece that reflects reality, future and progress. The three characters describe the American reality, their new skin, new protagonists. Based on photos taken by @marthacoopergram in the 90s of immigrants in East Harlem, the past meets the present on the construction of the neighborhood.

 

The red flag is the symbolic representation of the fight of Puerto Rican Young Lords during the 60s to improve the living conditions of Puerto Ricans in East Harlem. They also demanded the evacuation of the island of Vieques occupied by the US Army, but above all, demanded the independence of Puerto Rico.

 

Somebody once said that the “first conquest” was made by Christopher Columbus, but today the reality is different.

 

 

Special thanks to @celsoart and #monumentart festival

 

Más gracias aún a @yo_soy_rigpa for all the days work and her energy an amazing artist.

“La Frontera”, Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic (2014).

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The ArteSano project is an international public art initiative produced by Sketches For Mankind in collaboration with Gullyart, Mixed Media Collective and Inoperable Gallery.

During the week of December 12 to 21st, 2014 , the city of Rio San Juan , Dominican Republic , will host over 30 local and international artists for the first annual ArteSano mural and public art Project. Hosted by Evoca1 and curated by Inoperable Gallery, ArteSano project aims to promote and inspire young artists and give knowledge and recognition to the Dominican Republic in the world of urban arts and muralism.

Pictures by Elisabetta Riccio , special thanks to all the people of Rio San Juan!