Polish artist Nespoon was invited to Belorado in Spain by the independent cultural organization StARTer Proyectos Culturales, led by curator Estela Rojo and an artist Regue Fernández,for a project that addresses the presence of women in public space.
In this region, a popular game practiced only by women for hundreds of years is the local type of bowling. The project aimed to restore this tradition. Nespoon along with Regue painted all the Plaza San Nicolas frontages. This square was a place where local women played bowling.
Nespoon found and painted local lace motifs and Regue the figures of local women, based on old photos from an old city’s chronicle.
Many people came to the opening of the square in the new decor. There was a lot of joy, laughter and fun. Perhaps some of the older ladies playing bowling again are girls from black and white photos that Regue painted around…