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Omelia Contadina by JR and film director Alice Rohrwacher, 2019

November 11, 2021

Omelia Contadina was born out of the concern of JR and film director Alice Rohrwacher for the difficulties encountered by many small farmers and inhabitants of the Alfina plateau in Italy. Alice Rohrwacher spoke to artist JR about her concerns about the destruction of the agricultural landscape, violated by the intensive monocultures with which major […]

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​Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada and Lavazza 'TOward 2030' What Are You Doing? Street Art Project, Turin ITALY 2019. Photo Credit Alessandro Genitori

Street Artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s latest Mural brings Awareness to Sustainable Energy, Italy 2019

August 5, 2019

Barcelona based artist ​Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada has collaborated with Italian company ​Lavazza and the city of Turin for the initiative ‘TOward 2030 – What Are You Doing?’. This project transforms the Global Goals of the United Nations into 17 works of street art, 2030 being the deadline established by the UN to transform the planet into […]

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Francisco Bosoletti, "Genesis", Impronte Project, Italy 2018. Photo Credit Antonio Sena

Street Artist Francisco Bosoletti Plays with Fire, Italy 2018

May 23, 2018

Argentinian Francisco Bosoletti recently painted a new mural titled “Genesis” for the Impronte Project, in Bonito, Italy, curated by Collettivo Boca. “Genesis” Close your eyes. I am the light. Walk on my rubble. They are the fire that reconstructs them. Approach my belly. I am the cosmos that breathes. Enter me inside. The new mural consists […]

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Bisser, Italian Demon, Italy 2017

Street Artist Bisser Paints Five New Murals during his Recent Travels to Italy, 2017

April 13, 2017

Belgium based street artist Bisser recently travelled to Northern Italy and left some of his playful characters on the Italian streets. The streets certainly kept him busy as he painted five walls during his visit, with the help of Urban Lives. His first mural ‘Smart drowning’ was in Reggio Emilia, in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern […]

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Giorgio Bartocci, NOSTOI Fest, Street Art Festival, Gerocarne, Italy Photo Credit Bruno Arena

NOSTOI Fest, Street Art Festival, Gerocarne, Italy 2016

December 3, 2016

During the first week of August, six Italian street artists were invited to paint on the public walls of Gerocarne, a small town in Calabria in south of Italy for the NOSTOI fest, Street Art Festival. The six artists; Giorgio Bartocci, Basik, Collettivo FX, G Loois, Luca Zamoc and Nemo, were asked to represent NOSTOI, meaning the “way back”. […]

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Gaia, Street art mural depicts Migration, Italy 2016

Street artist Gaia’s latest mural recognises human necessity to migrate, Italy 2016

November 29, 2016

Street artist Gaia just finished a brand new mural entitled ‘The Human Condition’ in Comune di Monno, Italy in the Cultural District Valle Camonica (Distretto Culturale Valle Camonica) curated by fellow artist Ozmo and produced by Simona Nv. This piece portrays two Italian immigrants and is based on photograph of Ellis Island by Lewis Hine. Hine was drawn to Ellis Island and the “new immigration,” a […]

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Tellas, Impronte Street Art Festival photo © Antonio Sena

Impronte Street Art Festival, Bonito Italy 2016

October 12, 2016

The first edition of Impronte Street Art Festival, an event dedicated to the famous designer and craftsman Salvatore Ferragamo, who was born in Bonito in 1898, has just finished. The idea of Impronte Street Art Festival stems from the desire to pay homage to the Bonito designer, celebrating the creativity that has marked his career […]

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Dzia, Subsidence Street Art Festival, Ravenna, Italy. Photo credit Subsidence.

Subsidenze Street Art Festival, Ravenna, Italy 2016

September 8, 2016

Subsidenze Street art festival 2016 is back for it’s third year running. The festival is in the city of Ravenna in Italy. You can catch all the action in the marina district as it runs 1st September to 11th September 2016. As a preview to the festival Subsidenze invited street artist Rustam QBic from Kazan, Russia in […]

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Giulio Vesprini Prison Camp Italy

Street artist Giulio Vesprini visits Italy’s Prison Camps and paints symbolic flowers

May 26, 2016

Street artist Giulio Vesprini has been visiting World War Prison camps in Italy. Giulio works on wall are characterised by two aspects; geometric and abstract shapes, and botanical elements. The first aspect comes from his graphics and architectural schooling. The second aspect, nature, represents for Giulio the revenge on humans… nature recovers what was once […]

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Salvatore Ferragamo

Impronte Street Art Festival dedicated to Salvatore Ferragamo, Bonito Italy 2016

May 14, 2016

Here comes the first edition of Impronte Street Art Festival, an event dedicated to the famous designer and craftsman Salvatore Ferragamo, who was born in Bonito in 1898.The idea of Impronte Street Art Festival stems from the desire to pay homage to the Bonito designer, celebrating the creativity that has marked his career and his many transversal […]

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Civitacampomarano Ctvà Street Art Festival, Italy

Cvtà street art festival, Civitacampomarano Italy 2016

April 28, 2016

Six Internationally known street artists were invited to change the landscape of Civitacampomarano (pronounced “Cvtà in local dialect) for the first edition of ‘Cvtà festival‘. Civitacampomarano can be found in the Italian region of Molise, it is a small town with just 400 mostly elderly inhabitants! The festival ran from Thursday, April 21 until Sunday, April 24, […]

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