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NemO’s Bunches Heads Together Like Grapes in Roman Suburb

NemO’s Bunches Heads Together Like Grapes in Roman Suburb

This mural program is “maintaining a complete detachment from the speculation of the art system,” says Street Artist NemO’s of Muracci Nostri.

However he looks quite attached to this wall.

NemO’S. Primavalle, Rome. November 2016. (photo © Laura Lepera)

Rappelling down its’ side using a doubled rope coiled around the body and fixed at a higher point, NemO’s efficiently averts the complications of ladders or cherry pickers and gets right to work on this bunch of grapes.

NemO’S. Primavalle, Rome. November 2016. (photo © Laura Lepera)

“I have translated into an image what I perceive of this district,” he says of the Rome suburb of Primavalle, which he tells us has always had a populist, anti-fascist sentiment since it was formed in response to the gentrification of downtown.

“In the 1930s the people who lived in via della conciliazione, a street near San Pietro, were displaced from the centre of Roma and forced to move to the outskirts,” he says, as he describes this neighborhood that has hosted collectives and movements of the left wing historically.

NemO’S. Detail. Primavalle, Rome. November 2016. (photo © Laura Lepera)

Thus the collective nature of this bunch of grapes, one entity composed of a greater number. “A ‘bunch’ of grapes is a singular word, composed of many grapes,” he says. “I drew a leviathan where each grape has a face, a fragment of a district, an inhabitant of Primavalle.”

NemO’S. Primavalle, Rome. November 2016. (photo © Laura Lepera)

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Fintan Magee in Rome and Rising Tides Around Your Knees

Fintan Magee in Rome and Rising Tides Around Your Knees

Fintan Magee typically can knock out one of his murals rather quickly in a matter of 4 or 5 days, thanks to experience and focus. In Rome for his new show at the Varsi Gallery, he had to work between the raindrops and wind of inclement weather to create this magic realism inspired image of a woman up to her knees in a rising tide.

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Fintan Magee for Varsi Gallery in Rome. (photo © @blindeyefactory)

Originally more of an aerosol painter, the Australian is now very painterly, perhaps inspired by expressionists but able to slightly bend reality to present an immediacy that nearly speaks audibly. This image again references rising sea levels and Climate Change, a commentary on our actions and their now-evident impact on the environment, animal habitats, and our communal ecosystem.

One might say that the continuing campaign of rising waters in his murals may obliquely refer to various political tides that are washing up on streets in cities. For certain, Magee continues to sharpen his craft as he travels the world.

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Fintan Magee for Varsi Gallery in Rome. (photo © @blindeyefactory)

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Fintan Magee for Varsi Gallery in Rome. (photo © @blindeyefactory)

 

 

Thank you to Giorgio and Lorenzo at Blind Eye Factory for sharing these photos and video with us. https://www.facebook.com/blindeyefactory
Fintan Magee’s wall project was produced by Galleria Varsi and Muracci nostri with the collaboration of “Vengo da Primavalle” and ” Bronx a Colori”.

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MP5: “Millennials” Holding Up the Future and Past in Rome

MP5: “Millennials” Holding Up the Future and Past in Rome

“I wanted to go back to the millennial roots of public and monumental art,” MP5 tells us about the inspiration for the new intervention in Torpignattara entitled “Millennials”. The Naples born Roman artist draws upon contemporary themes as well as classical in their 2D black and white iconic paintings, always with a hint of theatrical scene-making.

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MP5 “Millennials” for Wunderkammern in Rome. March 2016. (photo © Nino Russo)

In reference to the new pillars that appear to be holding up the roof on this building, MP5 tells us that the inspiration came from the carved female forms of the The Caryatid Porch at the Athens’ Acropolis around 400 BC.

Reinterpreting classical mythology with an eye on contemporary political and cultural crises and developments has driven much of MP5s work in public murals in many cities in countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Sweden.

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MP5 “Millennials” for Wunderkammern in Rome. March 2016. (photo © Nino Russo)

With “Millennials” the artist has just finished in Rome as part of her exhibition “Of Changes” at Wunderkammern Gallery, MP5 says they enjoyed the interaction the folks from the neighborhood while she painted. “Some sounded enthusiastic. Others asked me lots of questions about the meaning of it. In the end everybody was very nice and people from the neighborhood brought me food and treats all the time – or they would just pass by to check if everything was ok.”

Our special thanks to Wunderkammern for these exclusive images to share with BSA readers.

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MP5 “Millennials” for Wunderkammern in Rome. March 2016. (photo © Martina Ruggeri)

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MP5 “Millennials” for Wunderkammern in Rome. March 2016. (photo © Martina Ruggeri)

 

MP5 painted this wall in conjunction with his exhibition at “Of Changes” currently on view at Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. Click HERE for further information.

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Spring Has Sprung : BonBon, UNO, and OX on the Street

Spring Has Sprung : BonBon, UNO, and OX on the Street

It has been two days since the Sun was directly over the Equator and she is heading north to bring the Global North a lot of flowers and blossoms in the earliest spring since 1896. Today we have newly budded interventions from three cities in this warming hemisphere that may make you think of Spring 2016. See here new pieces from Amsterdam, Rome and Paris by sticker artist BonBon, wheat paster UNO and site-specific billboard jacker OX respectively.

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BonBon. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. March 2016. (photo © @BonBon_Art)


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BonBon. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. March 2016. (photo © @BonBon_Art)

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UNO. Rome, Italy. March 2016. (photo © UNO)

Rome-based Street Artist UNO has on his mind the Surpreme Leader of North Korea, who Vanity Fair recently contrasted with a potential US President Trump. These don’t really look like Kim Jong-un’s features nor pallor but that fabulous hair is hitting the heights like a nuclear explosion! BTW Uno puts his own two-eye logo in the wallpaper pattern in the background. And no, we do not understand any of this at all.

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OX. Paris, France. March 2016. (photo © OX)

And finally, new billboard takeovers by the minimalist conceptualist OX in Paris, whose installations are deeply sympathetic with their environment, often mimicking the colors/shapes/textures that are nearby. OX tells us, “I found these very “French!” Certainly the first one is.

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OX. Paris, France. March 2016. (photo © OX)

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BSA Film Friday: 03.04.16

BSA Film Friday: 03.04.16

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :

1. Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence
2. Pixel Pancho: “Teseo e il Minotauro” in Rome
3. Read The Label: Blood, Sweat and Years.

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BSA Special Feature: Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence

The depth of scholarship and research that Roger Gastman puts into graffiti history is only exceeded by his passion for the people and the culture that coalesced in the neighborhoods and streets of Philadelphia and New York in the genesis story of Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence. He opens the doors to people who until now have been hidden and difficult to reach, and gives them an opportunity to tell the story of their lives then and how crucial the graffiti scene was to their experience of the city. He also examines the impact their work had on spurring the first of various art-in-the-streets scenes that evolved afterword.

Currently on tour for the 350 page tome and the documentary film, Gastman is bringing some of these original writers to cities to meet you, and possibly you may see the film’s narrator, Mr. John Waters.

For information regarding screenings click HERE

 

Pixel Pancho: “Teseo e il Minotauro” in Rome

In a city steeped in art history where every camera shot looks like a classic movie scene you have to be cognizant of the critical analysis that will be directed at your new mural from every Giovanni, Adriana, and Luca who are walking by or hanging out of the window. These are the countrymen and women of Pixelpancho so he takes it all into consideration and presents a classic of his own, merged with a steam-punked futurism of robots who are rather romantic in their own way.

Pixel Pancho: “Teseo e il Minotauro” in Rome

Special thanks to @theblindeyefactory

Read The Label: Blood, Sweat and Years.

A full length film about graffiti and skateboarding from this moment – a collection of skate, graff, rap, beatz, cops, vandalism, illegal mark-making, and legal murals that tells a story as seen by people who do it. How much is documentary and how much is fiction? Well, there probably wasn’t a soundtrack like this accompanying all of the original scenes, that’s for sure.

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BSA Images Of The Week: 01.24.16

BSA Images Of The Week: 01.24.16

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Happy blizzard weekend New York! Who knew it would be so much fun to run free literally in the streets thanks to a travel ban on all non-emergency cars. It’s a bit of genius really, because if you DO get hit by a car, its probably an ambulance.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring Anser, AX, Blek le Rat, BK Foxx, Cern, Domenico Romeo, Horace Panter, Key Detail, LMNOPI, Marthalicia, READ, Sean9Lugo, Solo Selci, This Is Awkward, and WERC.

Our top image: BK Foxx does a black and white mural based on a photograph by Brenda Ann Kenneally for JMZ Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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LMNOPI for Top To Bottom. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Solo Selci in Sabina, Italy. (photo © BlindEyeFactory)

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A restaurant uses David Bowie to sell food in Manhattan (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Horace Panter (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Cern heating things up for “Top To Bottom.” (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Marthalicia for “Top To Bottom“. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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READ (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Blek le Rat for Wunderkammen Gallery. Rome, Italy. (photo © BlindEyeFactory)

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Blek le Rat for Wunderkammen Gallery. Rome, Italy. (photo © BlindEyeFactory)

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Blek le Rat for Wunderkammen Gallery. Rome, Italy. (photo © BlindEyeFactory)

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This Is Awkward (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Key Details for “Top To Bottom“. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Artist Unknown (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Anser for Top To Bottom. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Bathroom graffiti in layers (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Domenico Romeo. Monza, Italy. (photo © BlindEyeFactory)

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Sean9Lugo for Top To Bottom. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Sean9Lugo for Top To Bottom. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Ax on the streets of Chicago. (photo © AX)

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WERC for Top To Bottom. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. January 2016. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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NEMO’S “Mafia Capitale” on a Pork Slaughterhouse Outside Rome

NEMO’S “Mafia Capitale” on a Pork Slaughterhouse Outside Rome

Oh, don’t be maudlin, dearies, it’s just a lengthwise naked man whose head is being sliced off into gold medallions.

Nemo’s is back on BSA with a new piece of a man in pieces.

Mafia Capitale speaks to what the Italian Street Artist says is a confluence of organized crime, human trafficking, and a former pork slaughterhouse.

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NemO’S process shot. Rome, Italy. (photo © courtesy of NemO’S)

The ex factory is home to many immigrant families who took it over a few years ago to make homes inside; without permits, electricity, heat, water. In 2012 two imaginative film directors became conduits of creativity and christened it the Metropoliz Space and introduced interactive art projects to draw the newly formed community together and provide artful diversions.

Mafia Capitale is both the name of Nemo’s new piece and the organized crime group in Rome newspapers for the last 15 years who stood accused of a variety of crimes such as “extortion, usury, bribery, false billing, fraudulent transfer of assets, money laundering and other crimes,” says the artist.

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NemO’S process shot. Rome, Italy. (photo © courtesy of NemO’S)

Most significant to this painting is the crime organization’s alleged profiting from trafficking immigrants. Nemo’s says that one of them was reportedly caught on a wiretap saying, “do you realize how much I can earn on immigrants? Drug trafficking doesn’t make this much! …”.

The stories Nemo’s can tell you are intricate and dizzying, and again his mural is painful and truthful – and a little bit funny. Don’t you admire the ladder on top of the car?

Before we go, please look at the video series created by Giorgio De Finis and Fabrizio Boni of Metropoliz Space to see the immigrants creating a new life inside this old factory and the intersection with art and imagination – and a space rocket. It’s worth your time.

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NemO’S process shot. Rome, Italy. (photo © courtesy of NemO’S)

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NemO’S. Rome, Italy. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE (photo © courtesy of NemO’S)

“I created Mafia Capitale on na outside wall of Metropoliz and it’s a self-financed project, built without permits and sponsors,” says Nemo’s.  “The project was wanted and curated by Giorgio De Finis e Michela Pierlorenzi.”

 

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Thomas Canto at Wunderkammern; Abstractions and Graffuturism in Space

Thomas Canto at Wunderkammern; Abstractions and Graffuturism in Space

For his first Italian solo show Still Lifes of Space Time, Thomas Canto is creating a site-specific installation at Wunderkammern and hoping to take the audience into a more participatory experience of dimension. Using video projection mapping the planes intersecting and turning will produce a 3 D effect inside the gallery that may evoke how a pedestrian experiences the navigation of an urban environment. Though not explicit in the show’s description, you will see similarities to the current Street Art movement some are calling graffuturism.

 

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Thomas Canto. Still Lifes of Space Time. Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy. (photo © Wunderkammern)

Canto told Alessandra Ioalé in Street Art Attack last year that he learned about color and gesture through graffiti and by looking at the work of graffiti artists like Futura 2000, Lokiss, Mode 2 and other American graffiti legends. “Quickly developing interest for other tools and techniques, I was soon to deviate, switching from spray-can to brushes, from wall to canvas whilst keeping urban themes drawn from graffiti, “ he said.

“The oversized shapes of the tags will mutate in vortexes and abstract universes and the walls will turn into infinite cities.” In addition to his early graffiti influences he says he draws influences from Constructivism, Suprematism, Op Art and Urban Art.

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The linear construction process: The artist in action on the wall for a client (photo © courtesy Robin Soulier Consulting)

Canto’s abstractions and entangled framed planes work well outside as much as the gallery and he created installations last year for the Nuit Blanche in Paris the Outdoor Urban Art Festival in Rome. The French artist will also present new mixed media artworks of painted wood and canvas incorporating nylon wires and plexi-glass boxes and a limited edition lithograph will be released along with a critical essay by Achille Bonito Oliva.

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Thomas Canto. Still Lifes of Space Time. Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy. (photo © Wunderkammern)

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Thomas Canto. Still Lifes of Space Time. Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy. (photo © Wunderkammern)

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Thomas Canto. Still Lifes of Space Time. Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy. (photo © Wunderkammern)

 

Thomas Canto’s Still Lifes Of Space Time is currently on view at Wunderkammern Gallery, Rome, Italy. Click HERE for more information.

 

 An earlier project from the artist called Parallax Immersion

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Our Moment of Need: Herakut in Rome

Our Moment of Need: Herakut in Rome

Herakut is in Rome for their current exhibition with Galeria Varsi, “Santa Miseria”. A quote they use on the gallery wall is also repeated here on the exterior wall of a building for this new mural in Tor Pignattare . The duo like to collect personal stories and re-tell the moment they were relayed to them.

In this case a powerful sentiment, an observation that the human response to the suffering of another is often immediate and even overwhelming – but not always, and not sustained. We reflect on this observation drawn from another and appreciate that Herakut brings it to the fore.

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Herakut. Rome, Italy. September 2015. (photo © BlindEye Factory)

“Each individual is portrayed with the exact gaze and breath of the instant in which they narrate their experiences to the artists. This powerful moment of interaction gives viewers the chance to feel the strength of those who in life have learned to move on, to overcome their difficulties and to start living again,” says the show description.

The texts on the mural wall read;

“In our moment of need we rely on the family of humans. I wished we could remember these family bonds in our moments strength”

“Nei nostri momenti di bisogno ci affidiamo alle persone come famiglia, sarebbe bello se potessimo ricordarci di questi legami anche nei momenti di forza”.

~Herakut

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Herakut. Rome, Italy. September 2015. (photo © BlindEye Factory)

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Herakut. Rome, Italy. September 2015. (photo © BlindEye Factory)

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Herakut. Rome, Italy. September 2015. (photo © BlindEye Factory)

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Herakut. Rome, Italy. September 2015. (photo © BlindEye Factory)

This mural is part of the STREET HEART PROJECT, curated by Marta Gargiulo, Massimo Scrocca and Marco Gallotta.

Thank you to Blind Eye Factory for sharing these exclusive images with BSA readers.

 

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BSA Film Friday: 10.02.15

BSA Film Friday: 10.02.15

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :

1. Shepard Fairey: Natural Springs.
2. West One: Future Communication
3. Monica Canilao: Alchemy. Detroit
4. Herakut in Rome by Blindeye Factory

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BSA Special Feature: Shepard Fairey: Natural Springs.

Jersey City hosted Shepard Fairey a couple of weeks ago at MANA Contemporary and naturally he chose this huge wall with a high profile to host his image entitled Natural Springs. If you are going to do a subtle lambasting of the oil economy where better than a location visible to the millions of drivers traveling between Jersey City and Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel.

 

Shepard Fairey: A Steady Drumbeat Inside and Out on BSA

West One: Future Communication

This promo for a show with West One without words calls for the rise of a third way (or fourth or fifth) that draws connection to graffiti of our earliest days of mark-making and movements of today employing symbol, shape, line to communicate in a monochromatic mode.

 

Monica Canilao: Alchemy. Detroit

As Detroit is settled by the artists you see the movement here from other cities has reached the former Motor City in this group show featuring the spirit of D.I.Y and re-imagining our empty neglected spaces as stages for aesthetic creation. This long video advertises an upcoming group show with Monica Canilao at the center describing a vision of alchemy.

Herakut in Rome by Blindeye Factory

Promoting their gallery show in Rome the german duo Herakut created this wall in Tor Pignattare forte  STREET HEART PROJECT, curated by Marta Gargiulo, Massimo Scrocca and Marco Gallotta.

“In our moment of need we rely on the family of humans. I wished we could remember these family bonds in our moments strength”
Herakut.

“Nei nostri momenti di bisogno ci affidiamo alle persone come famiglia, sarebbe bello se potessimo ricordarci di questi legami anche nei momenti di forza”. Herakut.

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BSA Film Friday 07.17.15

BSA Film Friday 07.17.15

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Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :

1. Roma Street Art Tribes as Captured by Dioniso Punk

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BSA Special Feature: Roma Street Art Tribes as Captured by Dioniso Punk

Gwen Stacy Parts I and II

Disorderly, discordant, and richly chaotic, these two videos are centered around the Italian street art paintings and artists whom you will recognize from our earlier postings on community/gallery organized urban art programming – but within the context of historical art publicly displayed, peoples movements, patronage, fascism, the classics.

Dioniso Punk allows everyone to talk – neighbors, artists, organizers, curators, public philosophers, elected officials, psychologists, sociologists, entrepreneurs, posers, professors, historians, students, an opera singer, the petite bourgeoisie, international visitors and hapless puzzled opinionated locals.

Discussions at panels cut into impassioned discussions by senior women in the courtyard or didactic examinations in the street – some for illustration, others for whimsy, none to be ignored. More of a fact finding mission than cogent analysis, you may find it difficult to follow the narrative and so it is better to let go and allow yourself be battered by the insights and observations delivered with the jumpy cuts and uncompleted thoughts and discussions, preferring instead to sink into the tribe of the humans, here selectively displayed for your pleasure and hopefully, edification.

(turn on the CC (closed captioning) if you do not speak Italian)

 

Featuring interviews with Solo, Gaia, Diamond 0707, Maupal, Best Ever, Bol23, Jerico, Guerrilla Spam Sen One, Sabrina, Dan, Stefano Antonelli (999 Contemporary,) Marta Ugolini (Galleria Ca’ D’Oro), Agathe Jaubourg (Pasolini Pigneto), Alìn Costache (YUT!), Edoardo Martino (Villaggio Globale), and Eleonora Zaccagnino (Acid Drop).

Special Guests: Mp5, Alice Pasquini, Mr. Thoms, Jessica Stewart, Sandro Fiorentini (La Bottega del Marmoraro).

Murals by Blu, Roa, Borondo, Etam Cru, Space Invaders, C215, Hogre, Herbert Baglione, Sten & Lex, JB Rock, Ernest, Pignon-Ernest, Etnik, Axel, Avoid, Sbagliato, Jim Avignon, Fin DAC, Jef Aerosol, Seth, Zed1, Ericailcane, Clemens Behr, Caratoes, Momo, Derek, Bruno, Kid Acne, Mto, Alexey Luka, Tellas, Moby Dick, Philippe Baudelocque, Mr. Klevra, Lucamaleonte, Diavù Kocore, Agostino Iacurci, Danilo Bucchi, Jaz, Desx, Reka, Lek & Sowat, Hopnn, Matteo, Basilé Alberonero, Ex Voto, Andreco, Moneyless, Nicola, Verlato, Ludo, L’Atlas, Escif, and Pepsy Zerocalcare.

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BSA Images Of The Week 05.31.15

BSA Images Of The Week 05.31.15

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So here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring A Visual Bliss, Amok Island, Banjo, BD White, Betty Page, Corografico, D7606, Daek, Deal9, El Sol 25, Likes, Maupal, Nepo, and QRST.

Top image above >>> QRST (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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BD White trolls the selfie addicted sort. The subject on this image seems too old to be either Adonis or Narcissus but you get the point. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Banjo. Speaking of being addicted to selfies…and Narcissus for that matter we call her “Vanity”. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Deal9…a totally different world from the one above… you draw the conclusions. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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D7606…was Betty Page a feminist? (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25. Cleo certainly was…but then she fell for a Roman… (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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El Sol 25 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Daek. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Amok Island (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Amok Island (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Nepo and Corografico collab. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Likes (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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A Visual Bliss (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Maupal painted the map of a fictional town on a Wall in Rome. (photo © Maupal)

Maupal created this fictional town on wall in Rome this month, and here he gives you a tour:

“As you can see from the picture, in #soulcity, life is depicted as it is a small city surrounded by “the river of death” (il fiume della morte ). To enter the burg, you have to pass though the only one entrance of the town, the Arco della nascita, “the Arc of birth” signed by an arrow. The Muro del parto (“the offstring-wall”) divides what is life from what is not.

From the moment when one comes to the world, there is only a single one way road that he/she can take, the Boulevard of Childhood (viale dell’Infanzia). From that point onwards, everybody can choose their own path to follow from several routes available. The choices that individuals make at this point will shape their personality throughout their adulthood. As a consequence of the experiences one makes in life, and at a certain time in their life, a person may lean towards one neighborhood that will suit them in that moment but not necessarily want to remain there for life.

For this reason, I didn’t simply name the streets, I included some infrastructures in the varying regions of #soulcity. In addition, I also delimited thematic boulevards. From adolescence on, some people choose to take the boulevard of the culture and reach the University (symbolized by a golden brain) and the airport of freedom. Some others follow the boulevard of perdition and get forced into the “liars jail” – il carcere dei bugiardi. Others choose the artistic path leading to the Creativity museum or the lunapark of surreal or turn to the boulevard of religious believe.

Whatever one’s choices in life, love is the core of life. For this reason, I put it as the only one square of the #soulcity, as well as the biggest crossing point of life and neighbourhoods. The fontain of infinite is the symbol with the sex statue is the key of life.

I believe that life is based on one’s choices and experiences, but family, society and memories have a weight, too. With this purpose, I also created three shortcuts such as the sentiero dei rimproveri (“the shortcut of reproaches”) in the parents’ park (which could lead one to the boulevard of arts) and the grandparents’ playground with the lake of memories. Finally, the shortcut fuga dei cervelli pushes the young generations’ inventive to fly away from one’s country to get a better future abroad.

This last element is a strict reference to my other street artpiece named #esodati, in which I depicted Romulus and Remo with trolleys, searching for a better future abroad. (see foto attached “#esodati foto ufficiale”).

Finally, I am conscious that life is also limited by the length of time one has on this earth and no matter what path you choose, death is at the end of every way. For this reason, the whole city is surrounded by the River of Death, il Fiume della Morte. Making the right choices in life may help you be remembered after death through your life’s work and actions, which is possible by crossing the different bridges in town.”

The wall is part of a slaughterhouse building complex and is shared between the MACRO Testaccio Museum of Contemporary Art and the Architecture Department of Roma3 University.

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Maupal painted the map of a fictional town on a Wall in Rome. Detail. (photo © Maupal)

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Maupal painted the map of a fictional town on a Wall in Rome. Detail. (photo © Maupal)

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Maupal painted the map of a fictional town on a Wall in Rome. Detail. (photo © Maupal)

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Untitled. Brooklyn, NY. May 2015 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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