Cross the Streets
A section of the exhibition called “Street Art Stories” details the birth and evolution of street art through a display of different artists who have contributed to the show with their unique styles and mediums. Entering the area, visitors are welcomed by a 14-meter site-specific installation by the French-American artist WK Interact, whose investigation of the urban lifestyle in his art has given life to a post futuristic scene. Viewers also encounter walls “conquered” by the mosaics of Invader, the French street artist who’s iconic, pixelated work is inspired by 8-bit video games. The artist invaded Rome’s streets in 2010.
Street art icons will create site-specific works (5 x10 meters per artist) on the museum walls for the exhibition. Produced specifically for the exhibition, each work characterizes its author’s style through the artistic medium of their choice, from dripping to stencil and poster to canvas. Artists invited to create works hail from all over the globe. To name a few; DAIM - the German street artist who revolutionized graffiti writing and is known as the King of 3D painting, Chaz Bojorquez - the tattoo idol known as the godfather of Cholo Writing, a form of West Coast calligraphy-style graffiti, and Evol – famous for his miniature and elaborate urban landscapes.
Among the Roman artists are, Diamond, known for his distinct style— a cross between Art Nouveau and old school tattooing—Lucamaleonte, master of stencil, and JBRock, who is presenting a collection of posters originating from his street interventions.The exhibition has been promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita culturale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali e Regione Lazio, created and produced by Drago, in cooperation with Nufactory (creator of Outdoor Festival), progetto ABC by Regione Lazio and organization and museum services by Zètema Progetto Cultura. The exhibit is supported also by CONI.