In the latest chapters of the stellar web documentary series Here Comes The Neighborhood the focus for episode 4 is not on a single artist as much as it is on the spirit of the festival, “intercambio” or the importance of a cultural exchange and building a platform for communication and reconciliation through Public Art. The video also looks at the narratives behind the work from some of this year's artists, while photographer Martha Cooper shares her unique perspective, having seen the graffiti and street art movement expand in the 1970's from the New York City train yards to its state today as one of the largest art movements in the world.
Founder Tony Goldman expresses his privilege to welcome this year's artists whom are traveling to the United States from around the world for the first time, including Alejandre Farto aka Vhils from Portugal, Neuzz, Sego and Saner from Mexico, Interesni Kazki from The Ukraine, b. from Greece and Liqen from Spain.
HCTN EPISODE 4 : INTERCAMBIO from Here Comes the Neighborhood on Vimeo.
Episode 5 focuses on Mexican artists Saner and Sego and their mural. They create a colorful dreamscape together, building on themes that each of the artists have explored for years. Saner’s interpretation of the work, and his poetic eloquence helps elevate the wall into an ethereal realm, while Sego, traveling to the United States for the first time, brings an astute attention to detail, and a stunning technique grounded in the complexities of the natural world. These Artists exemplify the power of art, both public and private, to function as a change agent, using this mural as a tool to reframe the worlds view of Mexico; from a dangerous narco state, to one of the most beautiful, mystical and transformative cultures in the world.”
HCTN EPISODE 5 : SEGO & SANER from Here Comes the Neighborhood on Vimeo.