"There are a number of concepts behind our intervention. First, it represents 15 years of working together as artists and friends: each medal symbolizes a story from some of the projects we’ve worked on in recent years. It also reaffirms the building from an architectural standpoint: “decoration” in the sense of an award or honor and not just ornamentation. For us, it’s important to reaffirm the object in itself and not its political history. Finally, there’s an irony in the use of gold and its contrast with bread, a basic product produced by the silo and one that, in reality, was always represented as luminary and powerful in the imaginary of the 20th century."
Titanes is a project to promote social inclusion through art by creating a public art museum of top international artists on silos in the province of Ciudad Real.
The artist Okuda San Miguel and his Ink and Movement team will once again work with the Laborvalía association to support the integration of people with disabilities in society and in the workplace. This is the big idea behind Titanes, one of the biggest artistic initiatives for social inclusion carried out to date. More than 450 members of Laborvalía will participate in the project, sharing different activities with the artists.
Backed by the Provincial Government of Ciudad Real, Titanes aims to be exemplary in making progress through art and to pay homage to all those who work day after day to make social inclusion a reality.
Hunted by Tim Marschang.
Pictures by Rivera & Donas.