The project “UNION” is an artistic collaboration between the Spanish artist collective Boa Mistura and the Puerto Rican artist Myke Towers.
The work comprises of six abstract, individual pieces, painted in six different places; Santo Domingo, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, Madrid, San Juan, and Medellín. Together, they make up the word UNION.
“We carried out the project in March 2021 in the communities of La Zurza in Santo Domingo, Copilco University’s Unidad Habitacional Issste in Mexico City, Renca in Santiago de Chile, La Cañada Real in Madrid, Río Piedras in San Juan and Comuna 13 in Medellín. All of them are now connected through this work. Union of countries, communities and people.” Boa Mistura
Sports courts are the neighbourhoods’ hearts. A large part of the community’s activities is articulated around them.
Courts are squares, stadiums, dance halls, and concert stages. That’s why they aimed at sports courts as the project’s canvas because sport is universal.
“UNION” reflects those invisible bonds that connect people and places beyond cultural, racial, or social differences.
Check out this amazing project in their video below …