From the 11th to the 17th of June 2011, four renowned international urban artists (two French and two Mexicans) intervened the walls of the 6th district (6ème. arrondissement) of Paris, as part of the “Seres Queridos” or “Loved Ones” (for its translation from Spanish) project. The project intends to identify and recognize the real “local heroes” from cities all over the world.
“Seres Queridos” is an international art project that aims to create a bridge between the residents of a certain neighbourhood in a city and their urban environment. Organized for the third time by ARTO – Beyond Art Museums (Mexico) and NOBULO – Arts and Culture Projects (Spain), the project hitted the world’s cultural capital streets, a year after being organized in the cities of Monterrey and Campeche in Mexico.
“Seres Queridos” recognized the value of the city, not only for its history, its monuments and iconic buildings, but also for those who live there. The stories of the loved ones gave the streets of the city a new sparkle of life and made them a living space with unique identity.
The project was based on active community participation. People from the neighbourhood chose and appointed the loved ones of their own community: unknown, anonymous loved by all. These anonymous people became important by emotions. Loved ones became great. The murals reflect the soul and acts of such persons. The works reflect new values for new heroes.
In Paris, artists Atma (France), Popay (France) Rene Almanza (Mexico) and Saner (Mexico) performed giant pieces of art using the Parisian walls as a canvas.
“Seres Queridos Paris 2011” was possible thanks to the support of prestigious institutions such as Le Mairie du 6ème Arrondisement (6th District of Paris) and the Miguel Alemán Foundation. Also we thank the support of prestigious companies such as Dulux, Montana Colors and La Dinette.
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** Pictures: Copyright Yann Dejardin