Wednesday, May 14, 2014
A Piece of Brazil in Vienna
The Brazilian street artist Speto has covered 10 pillars along the subway line 2 in the second district with a homage ("3 Brothers") to the Villas Bôas brothers and the narrative cultures of Brazil’s indigenous population. As pioneers, Leonardo, Orlando and Cláudio Villas Bôas took part in an extensive state-led expedition to colonize unexplored jungle areas in the mid-1940s. Deeply moved by their first encounters with the natives of the Amazon Basin, the three brothers became dedicated advocates of indigenous rights and environments. For their commitment, the brothers were nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize.