UNO: “Don’t Care, Obscure This”

“When I received the invitation to take part in a street art festival in Athens I thought I would try to paint a wall speaking about the problems of Greece and in particular to speak about the consequences of the crisis they are experiencing,” says UNO of his invitation to participate in the first Athens Street Art Festival. Ironically, he says, the piece he had in mind never made it onto the actual street, but we’re bringing it to you here since he made the effort.

UNO “Don’t Care, Obscure This”. Athens, Greece. July 2013 (photo © UNO)

“A few weeks before my departure I heard the news about the closing (obscuring) of Greek public TV, so I decided to paint a wall with the words ‘obscure this’ as a provocation,” says UNO of his original plan to paint a large scale wall addressing the sudden shutdown in June that many journalists in Europe have charged is a form of censorship. Unfortunately when he arrived he learned that the wall he had planned could not happen because of logistic problems, he says, so he did this version inside the School of Fine Arts before heading back to Italy.

UNO “Don’t Care, Obscure This”. Athens, Greece. July 2013 (photo © UNO)

UNO “Don’t Care, Obscure This”. Athens, Greece. July 2013 (photo © UNO)

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