The Anantapur Art Walk
Site Specific Work
25 m x 4 m
Location: Rafa Nadal Foundation - Anantapur, India
Curator: Antoni Torres Martorell
Commissioned by: Rural Development Trust / Fundación Vicente Ferrer
This site specific art work was commissioned by F. Vicente Ferrer (RDT) to be permanently shown at Rafa Nadal Foundation Tennis Center in Anantapur, India.
The Anantapur Art Walk project (MataOmbres) was led by the Rural Development Trust (RDT), a non-governamental organisation working for the betterment of vulnerable and disadvantaged rural communities in the state of Andhra Pradesh, in southern India. The project gathered 14 artists from Balearic Islands and aimed to contribute to the promotion of the work made by Fundación Vicente Ferrer, to be a gateway to RDT’s development projects and a way to raise awareness on health, hygiene, education and rights of people with disabilities. Each of the artists was to create a site-specific art work at different locations in the visitors center to help promoting the VFF mission
I was assigned Rafa Nadal Foundation Tenis Center to produce a site specific art work and illustrate the tennis practise wall at the center. I used images of the children attending the Nadal Educational & Tennis School (NETS) as well as illustrations of papaya trees and the nearby TV tower building, all of them distinctive symbols which could be recognised by the children in the center.
This project was funded by Illenc de Cultura, Participació i Esports and Balearic Islands Government.
Special thanks for all the help
and support in one way or another to:
Xisco Mercadal, Arancha Alvear, Daniel Knight,
Sai Krishna, Rosa Estrella, Laura González,
Candela Nadal, and Dada Peer from RDT team.
To the curator Antoni Torres and the organiser Isabel Pizà.
To Lluc Alemany, Ana Torán and rest of the team from FVF.
To the artists colleagues: Enric Riera, Julia Ribas, Carles Guash, Adrián Cardona, Marc Jesús Vives, Paca Florit, JL Menéndez Rojas, Esther Olondriz, Luis Maraver, Isabel Polo, Mariano Mayol, Joan Costa, Marian F. Moratinos, Joan Aguiló
To Sharan, Manasa, Praveena, Pavrita, Jay, Sudahkar,
and rest of children and all the staff from
F. Rafa Nadal/RDT.
To Institut d'estudis Balearics, Departament de Cultura, patrimoni i esports del Consell de Mallorca and Govern Balear for funding this project.
Thanks to all of you for all your help,
for all the Chai teas
and for all the smiles.
6 minutes Short Film Documentary by artist Adrián Cardona documenting our experience in Anantapur