An artist is invited to do something special over our external wall, and the work is to remain there for four months. For this project specifically, we invite a collector to support the project, all this in order to enhance the importance of “collectionism” and turning a collection of works of Art into something public, it is a chance to educate. A good Art collection legitimates its time and allows a group of people to receive that information.
PAREDE GENTIL N° 36 | água de beber, 2020
Coletivo água de beber | Gentil Apoio 342 Artes
On August 15, A Gentil Carioca is pleased to open the 36th GENTIL WALL água de beber by the collective água de beber in partnership with Mais Amor Menos Capital, Taboa Engenharia, and the Gentil support of 342 Artes. It is a historic union between collectives engaged with the social movement and the fight for human rights, integrated with a network of artists to carry out this edition of Parede Gentil.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many challenges, including the increase in the number of homeless people. Faced with the recommendations of health and hygiene of the World Health Organization (WHO and the Ministry of Health), these people hardly have access to drinking water to consume or wash their hands, a basic precaution to avoid contamination with the new coronavirus.
Driven by this fact, the collective água de beber conceived a public action for the supply of drinking water, with the purpose of facilitating its access, especially to people on the street situation. The project will supply 500 liters of drinking water per day for a period of three months, through the installation of drinking fountains on the external wall of A Gentil Carioca gallery, located at Rua Gonçalves Ledo, 17, Centro, Rio de Janeiro.
Joining art and the fight for rights, it is the first project carried out by the collective água de beber, which intends to implement other sources of drinking water throughout the city and the country.
Currently at the collective: Daniel Toledo, Laura Chaloub, Susana Guardado, Tarcila Jacob, Tiago Rivaldo, Yasmim Pinheiro Assade.