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Pixação, escritura urbana proveniente de Sao Paolo, Brasil


Pixo, a documentary about São Paulo's pixação, directed by João Wainer with art direction from the artist Alexandre Orion, had his word premiere yesterday (July 5th), in Paris. The screening was part of Né dans la rue: Graffiti (Born in streets: Graffiti), the upcoming exhibition of Fondation Cartier, the world famous center for contemporary art. ... Cripta, a pixo writer, and Barry McGee were chosen to cover the building walls. Wainer said on his twitter: "While Cripta was painting, an amount of people came to see. 'It's gorgeous', said the (exhibition) curator." He also commented that Barry McGee said to Cripta: "what you guys do it's the real street art. You rock. It's the most impressive thing on this exhibition" It's very ironic, and even funny, that one of the most hated expressions in Brazil now is in the same place of contemporary artists, as Beatriz Milhazes, the most valuable Brazilian contemporary artist alive, and who once did the center walls. "The Fondation Cartier director wants to go to Brasil to understand more about pixação. Why Brazilian galleries take so long to understand?" asks the director."