Said Dokins in Europe

Mexico City based artist Said Dokins is visiting various cities across Europe and he is creating some amazing pieces on his way.
In Germany Said did some interventions of the series “The Hidden Text” in the context of IBUG Festival, in Limbach, Oberfrona and at OpenSpaceGallery in Halle.
Now he is in Bordeaux to present an Exhibition in Cox Gallery.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. IBUg Street Art Festival, Limbach Germany. – Photo: Patrick Richter

This year, IBUg Festival took place in a small textile factory in Limbach,  abandoned just after the  fall of the Berlin Wall. The project “The Hidden Text”, attempts to elaborate a reflection on history and the marks that certain events leave behind. In Germany, the former division remains there in a different way, it’s visible through architecture, people’s life style, economy, or even social control and politics.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Sun/Moon ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. Freiraumgaleriel, Halle, Germany. – Photo: Leonardo Luna

In Halle, another connotation is added to the project. It is an abandoned neighborhood, that is going through a recovery process. OpenSpaceGallery has created a recovery program through art, creating murals among other strategies of neighborhood improvement, which favor dialogue with the community, and also elaborate participative prognosis, where the inhabitants share their needs and inquiries.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Sun/Moon ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. Freiraumgaleriel, Halle, Germany. – Photo: Leonardo Luna

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Sun/Moon ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. Freiraumgaleriel, Halle, Germany. – Photo: Leonardo Luna

At the present moment Said is in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France, working on an exhibit and a wall for the Cox Gallery in collaboration with Monkey Bird Collective. He said that he is going to participate in the urban art spot Le MUR Bordeaux organized by Pole Magnetic. More info coming soon.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Vesperide, 2016. Skatepark of Darwin Cultural Space, Bordeaux, France. – Photo: Leonardo Luna

‘For Said Dokins calligraphy and graffiti are intermediate practices of inscription and trace, of twisting symbolic orders and of political enunciation. His cultural practice takes on contemporary art production, research and cultural management. He has put on curatorial projects related to urban arts and a number of political issues happening in his country.’

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