ELLEdecor.it
X

Questo sito utilizza cookie, inclusi cookie di terze parti. Alcuni cookie ci aiutano a migliorare la navigazione nel sito, altri sono finalizzati a inviare messaggi pubblicitari mirati. Continuando la navigazione nel sito acconsenti al loro impiego in conformità alla nostra Cookie Policy, che ti invitiamo pertanto a consultare. Accedendo alla nostra Cookie Policy, inoltre, potrai negare il consenso all'installazione dei cookie

Elle Decor Italia

News

di Redazione Elledecor.it

Il diario quotidiano di Elledecor.it tenuto dalla redazione. Per scoprire anteprime, protagonisti e tendenze del mondo del design, del progetto e degli interni. Un appuntamento fisso per essere aggiornati sulle ultime novità in fatto di arredi e interior design, un'occasione unica per fotografare in tempo reale quanto succede intorno alla parola casa e alle sue nuove declinazioni.

04 December 2017

A 5.000 sqm mural appears in Guadalajara, Mexico

‘Nierika’ is the latest work by Spanish art collective Boa Mistura, working with the local community on a huge, joyful project

street-art-boa-mistura-guadalajara-nierika
Courtesy photo: Miguel Azanza

NIERIKA mural by art collective Boa Mistura, Guadalajara, Mexico

Nierika is a huge street art project made by Spanish art collective Boa Mistura in Guadalajara, Mexico. Three facades of the council estate buildings of the “Infonavit Indipendencia” housing unit and its inner courtyard basketball court have been transformed into a gigantic, 5.000 sqm wide mural thanks to the help of the local community including residents and volunteers, engaged in the conception (in January), and the realization (in November) of a memorable, joyful work of collective painting

Courtesy photo © Boa Mistura

On each of the three facades is written “Fui, Soy, Seré”: I am, I was, I will be – similar to powerful echoes from Gauguin, (“Where do We Come From? What are we? Where are we going?”). Here, though, the question turns into a proud statement: we were, are and will be Mexicans, but Wixàrikas as well. That is to say, the main native population of the nearby Jalisco area. 

Courtesy photo © Boa Mistura

Courtesy photo © Boa Mistura

The big symbol painted on the ground is inspired by Wixárika culture. A Nierika was a ritual artifact made of a diamond-shaped colored piece of cloth supported by a wooden cross, which is still to be found in temples and holy shrines of the Wixàrikas. Difficult to define in both its nature and aim, it combined multiple meanings: as a trans-generational mirror, it helped extend the wisdom of the ancestors into the present; at the same time, it was an amulet preserving order in everyday life; but, above all, it was a representation of the Eye of God. Because this is the meaning of the verb “nieriya”, to see. A vision that this ancient culture celebrates in two different versions: as humankind seeing the Divine under the influence of the powerful peyote cactus that, known as Hi’íkuri, is depicted on the central facades. But also as God watching humankind through a magic crevice, the nierika exactly, or tsi + kri. It is a beautiful image that of Kayumarie, the god of creation, peeking at us from this colorful, mysterious object, in order to make sure, as legend has it, that the world is exactly the way he wanted it to be.  

Courtesy photo © Boa Mistura

To realize Nierika, Boa Mistura hired the help of five Infonavit Indipendencia unemployed residents. The city of Guadalajara has contributed also through the work of volunteers from the University of Guadalajara, FIL Guadalajara, Pinturas Prisa and the Guadalajara City Council in partnership with the Madrid City Council.

www.boamistura.com

READ ALSO:

Le case colorate delle favelas brasiliane


by Roberto Fiandaca / 4 December 2017

CORNER

Elle Decor collection

[People]

Tricia Guild & Colours

A fresh new book by the founder of Designers Guild

interviste

[People]

Meet a journalist-turned-designer

Into the design world of Suzy Hoodless

Interviste

[Design for Christmas]

Giving art as a present

Christmas gifts according to five art &design galleries

Christmas

[Homes]

Bright Victorian house

Honeyman and Smith floods historical residence with natural light

restyling

[Homes]

War of the worlds

Ancient and modern times clashing in Mantua historical residence

restyling

[Design]

6 influencers in Miami

The best of Design Miami 2017 according to 6 international influencers

top ten

[Design for Christmas]

Low budget design

A selection of signature design presents under 100 euros

Chritsmas

[Design for Christmas]

Unorthodox Christmas Trees

Christmas trees according to young IAAD product designers

Christmas

[Design for Christmas]

Design dishes

Designers and chefs join forces to plan our Christmas menu

Christmas

Hearst Magazines Italia

©2017 HEARST MAGAZINES ITALIA SPA - RIPRODUZIONE RISERVATA - P. IVA 12212110154 | VIA ROBERTO BRACCO, 6, 20159, MILANO – ITALY

Pubblicità | Link utili | Cookies policy | privacy policy siti web