Each month, SAFEWALLS is pairing up with three cutting-edge artists to create original art posters inspired by Cirque du Soleil shows. With these artworks, SAFEWALLS tours the world following the trail of Cirque du Soleil shows to hold a monthly exhibition that grows in size as works from previous cities are added to the collection. By bringing Cirque du Soleil and visual artists together, SAFEWALLS celebrates street art and culture—the very roots of Cirque—and breathes new life into the time-honoured art form that is the vintage circus poster.
Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
Miss Van centered her whole creation on the character of Corteo’s Helicon player, focusing on the sensuality of Cirque du Soleil’s female performers.
Nuria Mora did an abstract composition inspired by trapezes, wires and balloons from Corteo. If you look at it in another way, it’s also the sun, the symbol of the Cirque du Soleil
Ricardo Cavolo fell in love with every character in Corteo, he’s presenting most of them in this artwork. Cavolo wanted to tell a main story with thousands of little stories inside the angel’s dress in millions of colors.