Art and performance in Acquapendente
Acquapendente, a town of almost 5,000 inhabitants, has a Festival that brings art in the squares, with an explosive artistic explosion of colors and creativity on the facades of buildings, streets and lanes of the historic center.
The Festival is Urban Vision and, to conceive it, was the association Dark Camera that, thanks to the stimulation of Riccardo Crisanti and Daniele Antonaroli and the support of the municipal administration, was able to realize an initiative that could combine tourist activities And cultural opportunities, opening up to the possibility of innovation and economic development. Urban Vision Festival is also one of the winners of the Contest "100 Tales of Creativity in Lazio" 2017.
During the two days of the event, which this year will be from 7 to 8 July, Acquapendente is born through the creation of murals and installations, with forms of perceptual dialogue that force visitors to confront different realities, art forms, Ideas, opinions and provocations. Not only that, residents are involved in daily interaction with national and international artists, overcoming linguistic and generational barriers. Among the installations of these years is to remember that made by Marco Nasini with a wedge of colorful fabrics interwoven inside the Cloister of St. Francis or the engaging performance of the Boni Theater with video installations, lights and sounds.
The journey is made up of the unmistakable works made during the various editions of the Urban Vision Festival, which have become the real estate of Acquapendente.
The Acquapendente murals are of great impact and our journey begins with one of the most famous. The palace of Via Cesare Battisti, near the cloister of St. Francis, is the work of Daniel Eime, a Portuguese artist, able to harmoniously alternate realistic images with abstract elements.
LA ROUILLE, KADMEIA, CHECKOS
Walking all the way through Cesare Battisti to the via del Seminario, first lies the work of La Rouille. A French self-taught artist and followed Kadmeia's in Pineta washcloths. From here, turning Oriolo on the wall of the three wineries, we find the beautiful Checkos murals, with its typical art of melting different techniques.
ALESSANDRA CARLONI AND MAX PETRONE
From via Oriolo, take Pavone alley, cross via Ascanio Sforza to get to via del Rivo where we find the murals of the Roman street artist Alessandra Carloni. She described it as follows: "A mechanical dream limbo, made of gears, light clusters, existential geometries that invite the spectator to recognize in these temporal waiting spaces." Going up to Cantorivo, we meet in the murals of Max Petrone, "Red roses", made in 2015 on the three facades of the former print shop.
We close our path in the alley of the Orti with the work of the Argentine artist Francisco Bosoletti, "Desarraigo", an entire facade with a figure of woman made with vigorous brushstrokes and soft colors. The murals reflect the poetic soul of the artist, where the figure of the human body takes control of the surrounding environment.