Vedran Smajlović performs in Sarajevo’s partially destroyed National Library in 1992. Smailović became famous by taking his cello into the streets of Sarajevo during the siege. Regularly playing his cello in ruined buildings during the siege of Sarajevo, most notably performing Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor. He protested against violence and murder by playing during bombings and funerals. He left the city in 1993 and never played again in his hometown. Till the 5th of April 2012.
[Credit : Mikhail Evstafiev]
Boa Mistura or “Good Mixture” is made up of five Spanish artists, Arkoh, Derko, Pahg, Purone and Rdick, who have developed their work in different fields including graffiti and mural painting, to graphic design and illustration. Collectively, they meld their talents together for various endeavors like this recent Participative Urban Art project in Vila Brâsilandia, one of the favelas in São Paulo. The intervention, with its 3D illusionary effect, focuses on “vecos” and “vielas” – winding streets that form as connections for the internal life of the community.