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“Street Art In Sicilia” Tours You Through 31 Cities and 200 Artists

Posted on August 22, 2017

A good size to put in your backpack as you hike through neglected neighborhoods, industrial sites, and historical highpoints in cities like Catania, Messina, and Palermo, this new guide to legal murals and illegal Street Art in Sicily is one of a kind.

Street Art In Sicilia. Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo. Palermo. IT. April 2017

A serious undertaking that documents 31 urban centers that vary widely in distinctive personality, more than two hundred artists are captured and carefully, succinctly described for a wide audience of tourists, Street Art fans, students, even academics. With three authors who collectively have studied architecture, semiotics, sociology and photography, you get a mapping that reveals not only physical location but a describes a cultural one as well.

Sicily’s scene is said to have come to life in the 1990s, as did much of today’s Street Art scene did globally, and the irony of having a guide book is that by nature this art is here today, gone tomorrow, sometimes literally. Its this acclaimed ephemerality that means hard-bound guides like this may become less useable after a relatively short time but by including legally permissioned/commissioned murals along with actual Street Art the longevity of this one is extended.

Street Art In Sicilia. Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo. Palermo. IT. April 2017

Additionally neighborhoods with the organic graffiti/Street Art scene often continue to have new pieces for discovery even after individual pieces fade or are destroyed. Depending on the speed of gentrification in any given municipality – there may be no art left by the time you get there because development tends to blot out organically grown rebel art scenes. Regardless Street Art in Sicilia is a valuable record of the 2010s, with great care taken to make the work it captures alive and relevant to it surroundings, and you.

Street Art In Sicilia. Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo. Palermo. IT. April 2017

Street Art In Sicilia. Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo. Palermo. IT. April 2017

Street Art In Sicilia. Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo. Palermo. IT. April 2017

Street Art In Sicilia. Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo. Palermo. IT. April 2017

Street Art in Sicilia – Guida ai luoghi e alle opere
Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo
Dario Flaccovio Editore, 2017

Street art in Sicily – Guide to places and works
Authors: Mauro Filippi, Marco Mondino, Luisa Tuttolomondo
April 2017, 256 pages

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