By traveling through open-air spaces, as a big outdoors exhibition, the project entitled Wholetrain, conceived by the artists OSGEMEOS (Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo) in collaboration with Ise, made it possible for several communities that normally lack ample access to the arts to experience a unique opportunity: not only did they get to know and interact with the work of the world renowned and consecrated duo, but they were also introduced to the work of other invited artists: Coyo, Toes, Ise, Finok (Brazil), Mind (Italy), Water and Diet (Lithuania). Besides the pieces shown on the train, the artists’ action was complemented by an educative program, developed by artist-educator Paulo Portella Filho and carried out in Aimorés, Tumiritinga, Colatina and Ipatinga – cities situated along the railway that links Vitória to Minas (Estrada de Ferro Vitória a Minas – EFVM). Children, schools, teachers and artists from each of these cities were invited to experience and learn the meaning of that remarkable artistic happening and its repercussions on everyday life. The educative project was accomplished with the collaboration of the Jardim Miriam Arte Clube (Jamac) and was coordinated by visual artist Monica Nador.
Places and Dates:
Estrada de Ferro Vitória a Minas (EFVM) – Nov. 2011
Estrada de Ferro Carajás (EFC) – June 2012
Municipalities of Aimorés (MG), Colatina (ES), Ipatinga (MG), Tumiritinga (MG), Açailândia (MA), Alto Alegre do Pindaré (MA), Marabá (PA), Parauapebas (PA) – Mar. 2012 to Oct. 2013
Design: Marina Ayra
Photos: Paulo VP