Here are some pics of SAID’s last huge mural in Munich supporting the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art | MUCA. The mural is in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from Marienplatz, at front of the Museum there is a power electric plant that feeds the city, it has a more than 1000 square meters wall, so is the biggest mural in Munich.
This piece is a reflection on time, in it’s multiple dimensions. On one side, the concept of cyclic time, represented by a great circle, denominated by Dokins “Chalchihuite”, related with jade stone, preHispanic symbol of protection, water, vital cycles and vegetation. On the other side, he approaches the concept of time as a current situation, present time, where armed conflicts and wars produce extreme situations in diverse places on Earth. Dokins reproduces in his own unique style a poem by the Syrian writer Adonis (Ali Ahmad Said) about time, where the author does a deep reflection on Syrian War and human condition. For Said Dokins, the subject of refugees is very important within European context, especially in Germany and in Bavarian community because, despite the creation of several programs for refugees in Munich, due to the political and social situation in the city, the segregation between these communities is very pronounced. This mural is a call for diversity, flexibility an openness of society to migratory flows and to the new time that is arising in Munich.
Said also takes part in the show “The Art of Writing” next to 5 amazing artists: JonOne, L’Atlas, Patrik Hartl, Stoehead and Tarek Benaoum; all of them share, not only the interests for calligraphy and lettering, but the have developed it further up to create individual styles. Said participate in the show with an installation in UV light, two large format canvases: Nocturno and Autora/ Eos, here I share here an awesome video where you can take a look at the first one! https://vimeo.com/215051052
And, in collaboration with Leo Luna they’ll display a series of their light calligraphy interventions “Heliographies of Memory”.
If you have the chance to visit Munich, don’t miss this awesome show!
The Art of Writing
July 7th – August 31st
Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, MUCA, Munich
All photos by: Leonardo Luna – @leodluna