For a while now I’ve been hyping up Favela Painting, a project created by the Dutch imagineering duo Haas & Hahn. (Check this post and this one and this one to see what I’m talking about…)

Well, their efforts are finally reaching a climax with the completion of their latest and greatest work “Rio Cruzeiro” and to celebrate they’re hosting a weekend of fun, sun, and hopefully no guns in Rio. Here’s some text from the announcement:

Haas & Hahn proudly announce the inauguration of Rio Cruzeiro, a Favela Painting Project, on 17-19 October 2008

Rio Cruzeiro, an artwork by Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn. A +2000 m2 painting of a Japanese style river based on a design by master tattooist Rob Admiraal. Painted together with kids from the community of Vila Cruzeiro, the most infamous favela of Rio de Janeiro.

The weekend of the 17th – 19th of October will feature an opening party, photo exhibit and video installations in the center of Rio de Janeiro. On the 18th the painting will be unveiled, followed by a huge blockparty. There will be photo opportunities for the press, guided tours through the community and the whole day will be planned in cooperation with the IBISS Community Center.

If you’re in the neighborhood come through and check it out. Even if you’re not and aren’t planning to be, change plans and come check it out. It’s guaranteed infotainment for one and all. I’m going, so you know it’s the shit! Nuff said.

For more info: www.favelapainting.com

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