Como Meca [Rugs]
Public-intervention-performance art


On November 3rd 2012, the public-intervention-performance art proposal that the artist Cecilia Stelini (Brazil) developed during her residency in ´ace was held in Plaza San Miguel de Garicoits in the Barrio de Colegiales.

There were many participants present besides the artist: a group of people traveled from Brazil especially for the project (among which was the critic and curator Paulo Klein), the ´ace team, volunteers, artists and residents of the neighborhood of Colegiales. In addition, the artist César Forero (also in residence in ´ace) participated in the action and performance and Noelia Andía who worked in the pre-production of the intervention had an outstanding participation.

Como Meca [Rugs], is an artistic intervention project on a public space which established contact bridges (through work with interventions and performances) that highlighted the power of artistic language to establish notions of care and preservation in the community environment (both public green spaces and nature in general), investigating the polarities between matter / spirit, perennial / ephemeral, devastated / preserved, abandoned / cared for, male / female, sacred / profane, ordered by means of the elements selected natural to perform them.

ABOUT Como Meca [Rugs]

The project Como Meca [Rugs] had the purpose of working with a group of people associated by a common interest (in this case of caring for the environment) in an artistic intervention (public art) that consisted of the construction of individual rugs with the use of 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 plaza) the condition of a personal and collective preserved-sacred space, enabling its experience with almost fifty people who participated, and transferring the concept of the need to consider nature as a space that must be protected and respected.

The project sought to provide new perceptions of the public spaces of the city and therefore transform those spaces and the attitude of people towards them as well as achieve an exchange (of experiences, energies and knowledge) with a group of people of different sexes, religions and ages when sharing the realization.

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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