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Street art. Buenos Aires. Argentina, March 2017. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

22 Mar 2017

Mexicans come from Aztecs, Peruvians from Incas, Argentinians…from the boats

“The Mexicans come from the Aztecs, the Peruvians from the Incas, and the Argentinians…from the boats.” said once the Mexican poet Octavio Paz talking about the essence of the origin of the Argentinian nation.
Aside from 16th century Spanish colonisation, Argentina’s most significant influx of settlers arrived from Europe – mainly from Spain and Italy – coinciding with the definitive constitution of the state in 1880.
Argentine rulers intended the country to welcome productive immigration, although selectively; and Article 25 of the 1853 Constitution says: ‘The Federal Government will encourage European immigration, and it will not restrict, limit or burden with any taxes the entrance into Argentine territory for foreigners who come with the goal of working the land, improving the industries and teaching the sciences and the arts”.
Barrio of Mataderos. Buenos Aires. Argentina, April 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

20 Mar 2017

Fighting cock walking under the eyes of Fabrice Bousteau

Gallo de pelea caminando por la vereda. Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2017 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

15 Mar 2017

El torito de mataderos y…Julio Cortazar

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A family is lunching under a mural making a tribute o “El torito de Mataderos”. The “bull of Mataderos” (Matadors is a Buenos Aires typical neighborhood), Justo Suarez was a popular Argentine light weight boxer who died at 29 years old. His huge popularity was widely greater than his professional achievements as a fighter. Suárez was the first sportsman that became an idol, having gained popularity in Argentina during the decade of the 1930s. Julio Cortazar dedicated him a tale: “Torito”. Buenos Aires. Argentina, June 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

16 Nov 2016

Headless

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Mural. Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

15 Sep 2016

Mi(ni)sterio espacio publico trabajando

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Erasing myths, Carlos Gardel. Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2016. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

31 May 2016

Cat and dog

Cat and dog from Lisboa

A puzzled dog from Alfama observes a “welcoming cat”. “M. Chat” (Mr. Cat) is a very famous creation of a the street artist Thoma Vuille. Lisbon, Portugal, January 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

21 Jan 2014

Orgosolo street art

“When the missionaries came they had the Bible and we had the land. We closed our eyes and prayed. When we opened our eyes we had the Bible in our hands and they had our land.”
This is a quote of Desmond Tutu, joint to one of the many murals that show the social awareness of the people Orgosolo, a small village hidden in the mountains of Sardinia.
The village managed to leave behind a long and heavy heritage of violence and lack of social justice and turned Orgosolo on an extraordinary spot of street and social engaged art.
A local teacher, Francesco Del Casino, and a group of students launched the artistic and social process. Inspired by the Mexican muralists of the begin of the past century, students and local artists started to paint the walls of the village with stories of its past and to reproduce Italy’s and world’s main social and political events, from the slavery to the present time.

Orgosolo, Italy, August 2013 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

26 Sep 2013