OBEYZILLA & La Cabanga: The “illegal” exhibition continues (Join the movement, and win an original print by Xabi Garay!)
Feeling broken-hearted? The Cabanga es Una Ciudad Fantasma (Heartbreak is a ghost town) exhibition in El Crucero’s popup gallery – the abandoned gas station featured in the latest Hitlist – might help you vent some emotion.
Having appeared on our list and gone viral on Facebook, the exhibit has blown up and even attracted the Nica press. Local artists such as Oby have added to the live exhibit, and we invited you to get interactive and send us your photos from the site.
The Cabanga theme came about with Xabi Garay’s La Cabanga photo essay, which appeared in Hecho edition 02. Almost three years later, with numerous requests to hold an exhibition of his work, he bids us farewell with this ultimate installment. The site he chose is a statement in itself – no opening hours, no entry fee, no exclusivity.
We’ve got our hands on two original OBEYZILLA prints by the man himself, which are up for grabs. Send a photo of yourself at the exhibit to firstname.lastname@example.org (the more creative the better), and the best images will be featured in the next edition of Hecho. The name of every person who sends us a photo will be entered into a draw, and two lucky posers will win this original print!
As was the intent, these images are not a “lasting legacy” – longevity is not a factor in the nature of street art – but the sentiments that they provoke, and the exemplary push to reclaim the streets, are things we will not forget in a hurry. Bon Voyage Don Garay!
Photo of Xabi by Suyen Torres