Five artists united in the name of the Amazon. The graffiti artists of the Movimento Tinho Gallery—Toz, BR, Mateu Velasco and Ramon Martins—created a unique art project for the 2017 Rock in Rio. As part of the Art for a Better World movement, these street art pros customized the guitar-shaped sculptures that will be on display at the Rock District during the festival. Since the 13th, the statues have been available for auction, all to support Amazonia Live, the social and environmental project created by the organizers of the Rock in Rio festival, and its effort to reforest the Xingu River basin.
In addition to the sculptures, visitors will be able to take home a part of the Street Dance stage, which was painted with graffiti by the artists. When the stage is broken down, 200 images will be removed, signed by all five artists, and sold at the festival’s official store as “fine arts.” All the revenue from their sale will go to benefit Amazonia Live.
THE SOUNDS OF INSPIRATION
Music is the main attraction at Rock in Rio. It was with music’s help that artist John Bramblitt created his works for the event. Invited by GOL Airlines in partnership with Rock in Rio, the renowned North American artist—who has been blind for ten years—worked while listening to a playlist of music recorded by the acts that will play in the City of Rock.
The playlist was compiled through the Musicolors project. GOL decided to print the striking Bramblitt image that resulted on side of one of the airline’s jets. That plane had its inaugural flight on September 12th, when the singers Tiê and Lucy Alves, who will play the Sunset Stage at Rock in Rio 2017, held a webcast concert in mid-air while Rock in Rio’s official airplane flew over the City of Rock and the Christ the Redeemer statue, which was lit up in orange especially for the occasion.