April 13, 2023
Pretty Swell at Life House, South of Fifth
321 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Artist Talk with Boa Mistura
Presented in partnership with Life House, South of Fifth
Boa Mistura is a multidisciplinary team with roots in graffiti born in 2001 in Madrid, formed by the architect Javier Serrano, the designer Pablo Ferreiro, the illustrator Pablo Purón and the graduate in Fine Arts Juan Jaume.
The term "Boa Mistura", which they adopted in 2002, means "good mix" in Portuguese and refers to the diversity of formations and points of view of each of them.
Their work takes place in public spaces and is heavily loaded with social content. They are one of the referents of Spanish Urban Art having traveled half the world using their murals to change the landscape of the communities.
On April 13th, join Boa Mistura and O, Miami for an artist talk on their practice and hear them discuss their latest project My Home, Mi Hogar.
My Home, Mi Hogar is a mural project that covers two adjoining 3 million-gallon water storage tanks in the City of Miami Beach with a bilingual poem.
Leading up to the installation of the mural, O, Miami hosted poetry workshops for students at Miami Beach Senior High. Out of the 200+ poems written by the students, Boa Mistura chose a line by sophomore Valentina, “Finding my home in every voice that I hear.” Boa then presented two different designs to the student body, who chose their favorite direction for the work. One tank presents the line in English, and the other in Valentina’s native Spanish: “FINDING MY HOME IN EVERY VOICE THAT I HEAR / HAY UN HOGAR EN CADA VOZ QUE ESCUCHO", according to a brightly-colored design that loops words around the tanks like a carousel.
In the spirit of Boa Mistura’s highly collaborative practice, sections of the mural will be painted by Beach High students themselves. Work commences on the mural beginning in mid-April and will be completed by mid-May.
Presented with the support of the City of Miami Beach and in partnership with Miami Beach Senior High School.