DELAS FEST 2020 Contextual and Urban Art Festival
In times of profound changes on a global scale, it’s unavoidable to delve into the dialogue between gender identity and creativity, with the marked and transformative influence that it propagates in the fate of today's society and that of generations to come.
It is within this context that Delas Fest frames its discourse and undertakes its second edition, becoming the first urban art festival with a contextual perspective on gender and feminism in Europe. The festival will be held between August 24 and September 20, thanks to the trust placed by the institutions, the support received through a crowdfunding campaign, and the collaboration with Montana Colors.
The objective of Delas Fest is to bolster networking and widen the common spaces built up by the previous projects promoted by its organizers, 7H Cooperativa Cultural. They are organizers of initiatives aimed at social transformation based on dialogue, recognition, and visibility of diversity as well as the fight for inclusion and equality, such as the award-winning artistic-educational program "Elas tamén Pintan" (She Paints Too) program and the first edition of Delas Fest.
This second edition aims to preserve the creative fabric, feed the interest of the public, as well to secure the event as a mainstay in the Galician cultural agenda — all through actions aimed at the transformation of public space through the scope of equality and the democratization of political artistic expressions.
The "new normal,” one that’s yet to be constructed, awaits us following this pandemic. It seems to have cleared everything in its path — often in a disruptive way — creating a tabula rasa. But it should be taken as momentum that can be used to create enough impetus to reclaim, with optimism and through all possible means, the freedoms which we aspire to and are deserving of in the pursuit of constructing a more just and equal society.
For this, the festival defends the practice of urban art as contextual art. Namely, from the relationship of artistic interventions with the history of the places in which they are carried out, to the conflicts that cross them, along with the physical spaces that welcome these women until they become a part of them.
This edition also plans to open itself up more to the streets and the neighborhoods, with the aim of breaking down visible and invisible barriers, and making this gathering around feminist issues a participatory and inclusive space.
The murals will be painted by Lidia Cao (Galicia) in Teo; Fitz Licuado (Colectivo Licuado, Uruguay), in Ames; Xoana Almar, part of “Cestola en la Cabeza” (Galicia), in Santiago de Compostela; and Susana Blasco (Aragon) in Brión. Meanwhile, each municipality will also host a creative workshop, which will be given by Lupita Hard (Galicia) in Teo; the Dúo Amazonas collective, made up of Natalia Andreoli (Argentina) and Lina Castellanos (Colombia), in Santiago; and by the “7H Cooperativa Cultural” team in Ames and Brión.
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