BIO

Cecilia Stelini is a Brazilian artist who currently lives and works in Campinas, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. As an experimental artist, she produces projects of urban artistic interventions and performances. She is a founding member of the Contemporary Art Group Pparalelo.

Cecilia received a Bachelor in Design and Art at the Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation and graduated in the Specialization Course in Visual Arts, UNICAMP (University of Campinas) in San Pablo.

THANKS TO

Government of the City of Buenos Aires
Brazilian Embassy
Flowers´ Coop
Botanical Garden
British Cementery
German Cementery
Colegiales´ neighbours

Embajada de Brasil en Argentina

 

Cecilia Stelini

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Performance

03.11.2012

On November 3rd, 2012 at San Miguel de Garicoits courtyard in Colegiales neirborhood, Cecilia Stelini (Brazil) carried out a performance and an intervention on public spaces which was proposed as a project for her residency at 'ace.  

With the presence of the artist, a group of participants who traveled from Brazil especially for the project (including Sao Paulo´s prestigious art writer and curator Paulo Klein), the ´ace team, a number of volunteers, artists and Colegiales´ neighbors -who participated spontaneously- the intervention-performance provided new insights about urban public spaces and looked forward to transform these spaces and the attitude of people towards them. Artist Cesar Forero (also in residence at ´ace, who joined the whole process and performed together with Cecilia) and Noelia Andía, who worked in the pre-production of the intervention had an outstanding participation in this project.

ABOUT AS MECCA

 "As Mecca" [Carpets], artistic intervention project on a public space, built bridges which reveals the power of artistic language to establish notions of community care and environmental preservation, investigating the polarity between matter / spirit, perennial / ephemeral devastated / preserved, abandoned / care, male / female sacred / profane, sorted by natural elements selected to perform them. 

The project was intended to work with a group of people associated for a common interest (in this case environmental care) in an artistic intervention (public art) that involved the construction of individual carpets with natural materials (flowers, branches, fruits) previously collected in public spaces. The idea of ​​this practice was to bring to a common space (in this case the square) the status of a sacred and preserved place, both personal and collective, sharing this experience with almost fifty people who attended the event.