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Street Art that goes around the world
Brazil loves football. No matter how little you may know about the sport, you have to know that much. Brazil has won the World Cup more than any other country and is the only one that has qualified for every World Cup competition. Some say the love for football binds the country together. It is an equalizer: anybody can play, regardless of income and location. Maybe there is some correlation between that idea and the street art that has come to represent the country as the World Cup approaches.
They may live in “o país de futebol” but not all Brazilians are excited for the World Cup. People are protesting as money meant for transportation, health care, and education has been redirected to stadium construction across the country.
Artist, Paulo Ito, illustrated the country’s discontent in this viral image. He told Slate.com’s Jeremy Stahl
“The truth is there is so much wrong in Brazil that it is difficult to know where to start,” he explained via Facebook chat. “I didn’t mean [to say] nobody is doing anything against poverty,” he said of the mural. “But we need to show the world or ourselves that the situation is still not good.”
I thought it was interesting that he chose to paint this at a school in a middle class area instead of the stadium that would open the World Cup as he had originally intended. He also said that he avoids painting about poverty in poverty-stricken areas as they already live through the experience. It feels like a message to Brazilians that they need to work on this together.