Hello to all of those who remember the time Tranqui flew to Europe in a paper hot-dog suit!
Since my epic voyage to Europe last May, I've been committed to developing several projects back in the birthplace of Tranqui Yanqui- Buenos Aires, Argentina.
That is, with a short hiatus in New York City, where I conducted workshops with kids at the Children's Museum of the Arts- Check out the article that came out late last year in the New York Times
So far in B.A. this year, I've had the opportunity to do a 2-month Artist Residency and put on a show, make a clandestine entry into the largest contemporary art fair (ArteBA), and launch a new line of t-shirts (printed on American Apparel) http://www.tranquistore.bigcartel.com/
But now I've come to a crossroads and see that it's time for Tranqui to wrap up the Buenos Aires chapter. Some interesting possibilities lie ahead in the Southern United States, and I am planning on moving back home in the coming months.
Before I leave, I have created a crowd-funding project on Latin-America's version of Kickstarter (idea.me), in order to create one more symbolic Tranqui Art Installation that pays homage to the T.Y. world while also bringing up some important themes related to the U.S. and how it is perceived abroad.
On the anniversary of September 11th, I'll be building The Tranqui Towers, to be exhibited here in a gallery in Buenos Aires. I'm asking friends and fans to watch the video and make a small donation if they can. This donation will help me to construct the towers, create an art opening, and bid farewell to Buenos Aires with a unique event that isn't short on Tranqui-style.
Please take a minute to check out the project here:
Thanks to everyone for their support!
All the best,