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Colors and feature of Origins (2013)

Urban intervention

The urban intervention ("Colors and Traces of Origin" freely tranlated form Portuguese) created by the actress and plastic artist Thaís Medeiros, was carried out in 2013 at Avenida Paulista, in the city of São Paulo. It is another "chapter" of the art exhibition, wich had the same name, held at the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo in 2011.


This intervention intends to claim and appropriate the city as a space not just for art, but also to look at and reflect on one of our origins, based on images and songs transcribed from the Brazilian indigenous tradition.

This intervention brings together works in silkscreen and acrylic on canvas, inspired by some images of the spirit of forest people of various ethnicities, in their songs and language, that reveal the artist's search for the ancestry of the Brazilian people through colors, shapes, drawings and words, inviting the viewer to open spaces, create slits to see, feel and reflect on indigenous cultures.

During the intervention each performer transits through the public space with paints from the series Cores e Traços da Origem intending to cause a dialogue with people around.


Concept and paintings: Thais Medeiros


With Andréa Batista, Bárbara (Barbie Girl), Ivan Medeiros, Nilo Masocatto, Otávio Oliveira, Thaís Medeiros, Ulysses Sanchez, Val Cassandri


Photography: Erick Gomes, Johny Macedo and Rodrigo de Jesus


Technical Support: Sergio Hideyuki


Production and Direction: Coletivo Galeria Gruta


Images inspired by photos by Rodrigo Petrella and Pedro Martinelli

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