Local radio station WBUR 90.9fm made this little featurette on Sao Paolo-based street artist bros Os Gemeos (english: The Twins). To promote their exhibition at the ICA, and to give our drab dour city some much-needed color and life, Os Gemeos have been spreading their wistful, vibrant illustrations all over town, including a huge mural at South Station’s Dewey Park. Their remarks on their attitude to urban art – frequently disparaged as simple ‘grafitti,’ even in this post-Banksy era – speak volumes about Boston’s current state of cultural paralysis. In our burgeoning metropolis, bustling with the life of so many talented students and aspiring young professionals, it is disheartening to see our public space still so poorly utilized, so lacking in personality and expression. Let these inspiring brothers provoke thoughtful reflection on how we can all collaborate to repossess our city, and to remake it in our own image.
And hey, if your not sure how, you can always start at the Commons this weekend for the busking event of the millenium: WOODSTOCK 4!