BEL BORBA AQUI and a panel discussion: “Street Art and Urban Transformation”
Presented by UrbanArt Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium
April 23, 2012
invites you to:
a special film screening:
a documentary by Burt Sun and Andre Costanini
“BEL BORBA AQUI”
Known as “The People’s Picasso” in his hometown of Salvador, Bel Borba has, for 35 years, tattooed the skin of the Brazilian city’s 500-year-old landscape with his beautiful and inspiring art. With tiles, steel, sand, mud, and a variety of recycled materials, including Coca Cola bottles and wood from Salvador’s famed Savaro boats, Borba’s ubiquitous public works reflect his ebullient personality and love for his community.
With an evocative Brazilian soundtrack and breathtaking Cinematography, BEL BORBA AQUI explores the intense and intimate relationship between this unique city – a fusion of European, African, and Native Indian roots – with her beloved native son.
and a panel discussion:
“Street Art and Urban Transformation”
Bel Borba ( Brazilian street art master )
Ricardo Barreto ( Director of UrbanArt Institute )
Athony Pangaro ( Urban Developer, art’s patron )
Burt Sun ( the film director of Bel Borba Aqui)