ArtRio is happening right now in Rio: pop-up galleries and art from all over the place spilling over 200,000 square feet of waterfront real estate in Rio’s rapidly reurbanizing Port Zone.
These were my favorite works in the order I saw them.
Sam Francis – Blue Jade, 1982
Betania Samaia – Pão de Açúcar, 2014
A play on the popular street art movement, Mais amor por favor – “More love please.”
Marcos Ávila Forero
Fernando de La Roque, who in addition to painting orgy mandalas, blows stencils with weed smoke. Read about his work in this long-form interview with Matias Maxx for VICE Brazil.
Eddie Peake – Still With Four Bananas, An Apple And A Turd, 2014
Jake and Dinos Chapman – Altered Towers, 2011. The miniature carnage involves skeletons slaughtering soldiers.
Damien Hirst – Rio, 2014. You’re looking at Maracanã Stadium.
Marcos Coelho Benjamim
Intermission – This is what it looks like outside.
Lucia Koch – Parede instantânea – forêt, 2013
Damian Ortega – Bartolomeu Mitre 322, 2009
Daniel Acosta – Multifunktionalcosmocave, 2006
Check out the Artsy Guide to ArtRio for more details on visiting September 10-14 in Rio’s Port Zone.
More Art on RioChromatic:
One square block of street art in the Lagoa district. (link)
I’m 300 miles north of Rio in the largest gathering of palm trees in the world. I’m in the middle of nowhere surrounded by art. (link)
CASA COR IS OUT OF CONTROL. 80 of Rio’s hottest architects descend on an abandoned hotel spa on Flamengo Beach and make magic. (link)