A pop-up show of Peruvian Chicha posters is coming to London with the aim of raising funds for art workshops for underprivileged young people in Lima
Chicha describes the fusion of Peruvian cultures which resulted from the mass migration of people from the provinces to the capital Lima in the second half of the 20th century. It has influenced music, art and design, the latter mainly through brilliantly coloured concert posters created using unique hand-drawn lettering and fluoro inks.
CR readers may remember that we worked with Chicha artists to create the January 2010 cover of the magazine (shown below).
These images give a sense of the technique – the design is drawn by hand and the paper then cut away to create a screen for printing. Read our blog post on making the cover here
We also made this documentary film on the artists who made our cover and the Chicha poster culture (you can read our related feature here)
The Chicha Art Project is a new initiative, founded in London by art director Elke Hanspach in collaboration with the Anglo Peruvian Society. The idea is to exhibit and auction a number of limited edition and hand-printed Chicha posters. All the funds raised will go to support art workshops for underprivileged young people in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Alto Peru in the district of Chorrillos, Lima.
The show will be at Maddox Arts Gallery in London for one day only from 11am-5pm on November 18. Twenty handprinted Chicha posters will be available by silent auction and bids will be taken throughout the day