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Newsletter, 30 January 2014

“Art was part of the answer, and my name, in the very beginning, was linked with two things: demolition of illegal constructions in order to get public space back, and use of colors to revive the hope that had been lost in my city.”-Edi Rama

30 January 2014

Dear Friends,

Save the date!

You’re invited to our presentation of the CONACULTA prize. Cultural Agents and the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (CONACULTA) annually honor a Mexican cultural agent for their extraordinary community intervention.

Join us for an inspiring evening of cultural agency that crosses borders!

Where? Check out our poster above and here.

art is a force that drives innovation

in

Turkey

The Power of Color:
Guerrilla Beautification & Gray-Washing Censorship

Since the protests in early 2012, Turkish police have taken the streets to paint over any anti-government graffiti in gray. “Ironically, while this systematic  gray-washing of protest may serve to obscure the voice of opposition in Turkey, it also draws attention to that which it seeks to hide.”
\\Full article here.

Pre-Texts is in Chile and Nicaragua this week. Stay tuned for updates from the Pre-Texts team!



Fundación Oportunidad, Chile



Fundación Zamora Terán, Nicaragua


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January 30, 2014
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