Brooklyn based street art collective Faile, has recently unveiled their latest project, near to yours truly hometown, in Lisbon, Portugal.
I’ve already seen it and it’s bloody wicked, filled with all sort of amazing details.
Known for adapting its signature mass culture-driven iconography to a wide array of media, from wooden boxes and window pallets to more traditional canvas, prints, sculptures, stencils, multimedia installation, and prayer wheels, Faile blurs the lines between commodity and art, and “high” and “low” culture, demonstrating a emphasis on audience participation, a sharpened critique of consumerism, and attempts to develop new forms of religious artifact.
Situated smack right in the middle of one of the busiest streets of Lisbon and surrounded by classical buildings with history of its own, the temple is a giant sculptural installation that has been 2 years in the making. Shaped somewhat like a dilapidated mausoleum, the temple has everything you can imagine from a armed warrior horse, to Indian themed graffitis, to columns and totems inspired by pop culture.
The installation is part of PortugalArte10, the first in a series of biannual exhibitions in Portugal that will explore the latest trends in the global art community.
You can also check a video with all the details of the piece:
More images are available at Dflektor and Stick2Target.
I’ve also created a Facebook album with closeups of all the major details, which you can see here.