The Campana Brothers for Spectaculu
The Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has enlisted some of his talented friends—The Campana Brothers, visual artist Mark Bradford and director Carlos Saldanha—to raise awareness for the arts and technology organization Spectaculu. The organization provides educational opportunities for at-risk youth in Rio de Janeiro including filmmaking, audio/visual arts, and carpentry workshops.
The limited edition T-shirts created by friends of Vik are available online and at select Levi's stores across the Americas.
Last May, ten young artists were chosen to participate in a special 4-month intensive workshop with Vik Muniz and his friends. The "Friends Of" program, connected the students with professionals working in the field.
They were given lessons in Art History (Eduardo Machado), Fashion and T Shirt Design (Lylian Berlim), Silk Screen and Print Techniques (Evandro Harlabey), Design Notions and Digital Technology (Heberth Sobral) and Image Treatment Techniques (Marcello Rosauro). To add further knowledge to the course, they had workshops with Vik Muniz, with Levi's Latin America Marketing Director, Mauricio Busin, as well as with the fashion editors Lu Catoira, Iesa Rodrigues and Melina Dalboni. They also gave the course insights into the client's universe, the fashion world and the creative process.
At the end of the four-month program, the Rio de Janeiro Modern Art Museum hosted a special exhibition of the student's work. The "Friends Of" program was made possible with the support of HP and Levi's. Learn more about Spectaculu, Vik Muniz's work with the organization and the way that technology is enabling young people to express themselves artistically in new and exciting ways.