Global creative house Justkids recently took its artistic vision to Fayetteville Arkansas to launch a brand new and one of a kind public art event “Green Candy”. An art action aimed to create community conversation around waste and sustainability through interactive and participatory art. The successful event was commissioned by Experience Fayetteville, the convention and visitor center of the city which received thousands of arts enthusiasts during the four days event.
Artists invited were Bordalo II, Ernest Zacharevic, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Marina Zumi, as well as locals Jason Jones and Gina Gallina. They were selected by Justkids curator Charlotte Dutoit either through the artist choice of material, the context where the art is situated, and/or through their selected iconography.
Portuguese “thrasher” sensation Bordalo II, who just finished his impressive solo show “Attero” last week in Lisbon, contributed with a large scale exempt sculpture made out of local trash titled Deer Half Deer. The piece – assembled in less than 3 days – depicts the local fauna mid-battle and is located in the front yard of the city’s historic Walker Stone House.
Brazilian duo Bicicleta Sem Freio took over the interior of the historical building, creating a tropical environment.