Since 2004 the Dutch artist Rob Sweere has been inviting people worldwide to take part in an unconventional experience: to contemplate the sky for 30 minutes in complete silence. It’s the Silent Sky Project#.
Felice Varini enjoys drawing on urban landscape and in 2013 in Salon-de-Provence (France) the Swiss artist created a monumental red painting. Seen from any unspecified point of view, Double disque évidé par les toits appears to be a graphic element but, as its name clears up, it has to be viewed from the terrace of the Château de l’Empéri to reveal itself.
The neighbourhood of Colonia Las Américas in Querétaro (Mexico) looks like a kaleidoscope now, thanks to multicolored paints, traditional fabric for inspiration and industrious inhabitants of all ages. The “art director” is the Boamistura collective, that promotes community-based artwork to foster the identity of a community. Proyecto Las Américas is entering the second phase: stay tuned.
Who says that spray cans are not for elderly people? The project LATA 65 will threaten your certainties with a wink. Because street art is not a matter of age but a form of culture and participation within the life of cities. Held in Lisbon (Portugal), the workshop engaged a group of “beginners” and taught the basics and techniques of street art.
Primary Structure by Jacob Dahlgren is a colorful steel sculpture, tracing lines under the shadow of a beech woodland. It’s one of the art installations of the Wanås Foundation located in the south of Sweden.
Street art improves commuters’ waiting time, urban furniture and ordinary landscapes. Inattesa. art at the bus stop is a project by Turismo Creativo and Ziguline taking place in Formia, Gaeta, Itri and Terracina (Italy).
Photos by: Flavia Fiengo and Arianna Barone _ All rights reserved.
Maintenance scaffolding can be the perfect canvas for a work of public art. The facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia has become It XXXXX XX by Mike Hewson and Agatha Gothe-Snape. The work hides a message, which is uncovered in different steps and changes in the meaning while the framework is assembled and deconstructed.
The City is Wilder is a work of art by the “melancholic post-situationnist” Robert Montgomery, installed in Berlin (Germany) inside the site of the controversial Holzmarkt project that will transform the banks of river Spree near Alexanderplatz.
Mimmo Rubino aka Rub Kandy has painted the steps of an amphitheatre in Atlantic City (USA) using the colors of American cultures and creating a three dimensional effect. The flags are Atlantica and have become a pop-point of interest.
In post-Katrina New Orleans the artistCandy Chang used the power of public art to provide hope for overcoming emotional trauma: she painted a wall of an abandoned building and stenciled the sentence, “Before I die I want to _____.” Within a day the wall was covered with colorful messages of people. Since then, more than four hundred Before I Die walls have been created in over 60 countries and over 25 languages. The book collects the images, the tears, the stories, the secret thoughts, the smiles, the fears and the dreams behind the public walls.