Content of the book "The ArtFabric. Street art at the borders of society" (Please, note the texts are in French)
This book is all about a meeting. Or more precisely many meetings...
Initially there is Fabi and Eric. She is brazilian and does social photography; he is french and globe-trotter street art photographer. Their common project : make art accessible to everyone. Because the most vulnerable, wether they live in a street in Los Angeles or under a bridge in Toulouse, in a favela of Rio or in a makeshift camp in Berlin have rarely access to art. So, Eric and Fabi decide to carry original artworks, created on paper by street artist from the entire world, in order to paste those on the walls of those communities which have become invisible in our modern society.
A book of testimonies and images gathering the life stories accross the world with artworks from 69 artists from the five continents. A moving but necessary book with stories of meetings beyond borders, creating new links between worlds ignoring each other.
Around 150 quality pictures taken by two professional photographers accross the world, far from the touristical spots, making visible those who becam invisible.
Fabi Futata. Brazilian photographer focused on social inequalities. Among her works: clandestines children at the USA/Mexico border, orphans of Sao Paulo living in the streets, marginals, excluded, refugees...
Éric Maréchal. Street art photographer for a long time. He discovers street art in 1980 in Chicago where he regularly travels, then in Paris with Nemo and Mesnager among others... In 2008, he creates the project "Street Art Without Borders" where he spreads by pasting artworks form worldwide street artists wherever he travels: 450 artists from 39 countries participate to this project.
The ArtFabric. NGO created by Fabi and Eric in 2012 based on a simple statement: art should be accessible to everyone, it is an essential media opening dreams, imagination and awareness. Since its creation, they travel with pots of glue and brushes to offer hundreds of artworks at the four corners of the world: from Brazil where they live to Argentina, from USA to Mexico, from China to Germany and France... Everywhere they reach the same conclusion: those who have nothing greet them with joy and share a slice of life, they open their "house" which is often just a piece of sidewalk covered with trash.
The artists by countries
Germany: Alias, Ebenholz, Mittenimwald, Psyco ZRCS, Sykonurse, Tona. Argentine: Alaniz, BsAsStencil, Cabaio. Australia : Barek, Hayley June Walker. Brazil: Alemao Stencil, Artestenciva, Davaca, Mozart Fernandes, Galo, Celso Gitahy, Helio, Lucia Neto, Ozi, Senk, Tcha, Tiago Spina. Spain: SRX, Malakkai. USA: Astrotwitch, Nether, Earl. France: Arkane, Black Salamander, CDM, Catherine Cisinski, Olivier Coignoux, Fred le Chevalier, Happy Fingers, Philippe Hérard, David Karsenty, Kouka, Larry, Lena, Aurore Lephilipponnat, Lily Luciole, Marie Eva, Mosko, Samuel Mougey, NiceArt, NoName Stencil, Paddy, Claire Pinatel, PointCarl, Raia, RNST, JM Robert, Sin, Sonpy, Annabelle Tattu, Tchiz Kate, Tian, Yarps, IZa Zaro. Iran: Nafir. Italy: Diamond, Hopn. Netherlands: Roberto Voorbij. United Kingdom: Doodledubz, Daniel Grimwshaw, Koe1, Zhe 155. Switzerland: Essegee.
Tian at Vila Leopoldina, Sao Paulo, Brésil
Davaca at Buraco Quente, Sao Paulo, Brésil