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Artist Quinha Installs A “Portal” of Celebratory Streamers in Philly to Lift Your Spirits

September 1, 2021

Beautiful new installation this week from Philly-area artist, Quinha (Érica Mukai Faria) along the pedestrian-only Chestnut Walk at East Market! The artwork features mixed use of colorful streamers and draws from the artist’s love of working with the sky.

“When I first moved from Brazil to New Jersey as a child, I loved to watch tall grasses swaying beside the highway, clouds billowing past tall buildings, and car lot streamers rippling in the wind,” Quinha wrote over email. “Streamers are used around the world from Carnaval to family birthday parties to huge seasonal sales—they are celebratory and inviting. In a plaza of metal, glass, sirens and honking, I wanted to offer Philadelphians a portal to something else.”

Quinha used more than 120,000 feet of car lot streamers—a material that has been important in her practice since 2016. Project is supported by East Market with Mural Arts Philadelphia and curator Andréa Grasso, created with assistance from Michael-Rhian TJader. Absolutely love this!

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  1. September 9, 2021 7:04 pm

    Is this permanent?

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