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.


~ 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.


~ 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 II

Click here for previous post full of Said Dokins’ amazing walls.

Said Dokins’ last wall is located in Brickline, London, created with the support of @globalstreetart to commemorate the anniversary of the abduction and subsequent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa’s Teacher College in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
This is a series of calligrams of concrete poetry, featuring Rosario Ibarra’s words:
“You will rise from any place, anywhere, to greet and hug me, and recover in that embrace, all the suns that they have stolen from me”
“They took them alive! We want them alive!”

Said Dokins London

~ By Said Dokins ~ Soles robados – Brickline, London

Said Dokins Brickline London

~ By Said Dokins ~ Soles robados – Brickline, London

The second mural titled “Devenir animal” (becoming animal) is another collaboration with French artist Monkey Bird in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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By Said Dokins

Mexico based artist Said Dokins was kind enough to send me some of his latest murals.
The first mural, is in the city of Coachella, California, for the “Coachella Walls”Festival, with the support of Date Farmer and curated by Med Sobio (co-curator in 2011 of the annual “Wynwood Walls” with developer Tony Goldman).
The theme of Coachella Walls that artists were working on this year is “American Women: a Homage to the Women of the Americas”. 
In this mural, Said Dokins inscribes the names of some collectives and organizations lead by women, seeking and fighting for the defence of human rights in Mexico and Latin America.

~ By Said Dokins ~ Mujeres luchadoras americanas, 2016. Coachella Walls. Downtown Pueblo Viejo. 1604 6th Street. City of Coachella. – All photos by Med Sobio

The second mural is Said’s last collaboration with Monkey Bird collective for the Festival Street Art Evry Centre Essonne in Paris, France, and in México in San Miguel de Allende.

“Through these walls we explored the great questions of humanity in a dichotomic way. In one hand the mural ‘Looking at stars’ approaches the fascination of men with the universe, their allurement of stars and the conquest of what is beyond our perception. On the other hand ‘The secrets of mind’ looks into the mysteries hidden inside our head and the ways they had been interpreted through time.”

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