Re-installation of “Building 3 Steps” at MACE /// The installation “Building 3 Steps” (first presented in Lisbon in 2006/07) was re-installed within MACE – the Contemporary Art Museum in Elvas, Portugal, which houses the António Cachola Collection, where it now belongs. One of the Diorama pieces in styrofoam is also being showcased alongside it. The current display will remain there for a year in the permanent collection exhibition.
NizzArt in Turin, Italy /// Piece done last November in Turin, Italy for the NizzArt Project organised by URBE association and Circonscrizione 8. Two days of work at no. 50, Via Nizza.
Vhils & Pixelpancho collab in Lisbon /// Collaboration with my good friend @pixelpancho who was here in Lisbon last November for the Underdogs 2013 Public Art Project. For more info www.under-dogs.net
Vhils / Contraste ///Check out the new video about the most recent piece done in cork in Covilhã, Portugal.
Also, the website shop will be opening today at 7pm GMT with a selection of screen print artist’s proofs from the last 8 years.
RiseAbove In Downtown Las Vegas /// First piece I did in years with no carving. Thank you to @flash_girl @c787studios for putting up this amazing project. #vhils #lasvegas #riseabove
Vhils piece for NuitBlanche in Paris, France 2013
Tudela, Spain 2013 /// Last Piece Vhils did in Tudela for Avant-Garde 2013 based on a 100-year-old photograph found at the local archive in Tudela. Thank you Jorge Gerada for the invitation and to all the people who organize this festival. Photo by Jordi Esgleas.
Nuart 2013 /// Vhils piece in Stavanger, Norway for Nuart 2013. Thanks to Martyn, Leon and Marte.
Providência – Rio de Janeiro /// Like the rest of the slums in Rio de Janeiro, Morro da Providência – the city’s oldest favela – is seeing a huge redevelopment project ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, deeply affecting the lives of its inhabitants. In September/October 2012, Vhils and his team spent a month there working on a project that spoke out to the people in the light of the expropriation and demolition process. João Pedro Moreira filmed the process, and the video can be seen HERE.
Vhils Walls for Walk & Talk Festival 2013 in Rabo de Peixe, São Miguel island, Azores, Portugal
Philadelphia Mural Arts Program /// Dubbed the “largest public art program in the United States”, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Programe invited Vhils to pay the city a visit in July, where he met with emerging artists at YESPhilly for a stencil workshop, and also created a wheatpaste mural on Drury Street based on historic photographs of the city which were cut to reveal “images of a face, a Phillies logo and geometric patterns.”
Photos by Steve Weinik
“Sincronias” – MEIAC, Badajoz /// The Museu Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo in Badajoz, Spain, held an exhibition (10 June – 30 Sept) of the António Cachola Collection, usually housed at the MACE – Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, across the border in Portugal. The collection includes several works by Vhils, with this exhibition showcasing the styrofoam piece “Diorama #1”, first presented at last year’s “Diorama” solo show at the Vera Cortês Art Agency in Lisbon.