The "story" of urban art
Streeet art or urban art, as is known, was born as a kind of illegal movement in public places through the use of, for example, spray cans, normographs, sculptures. Street artists practice their art for personal reasons, for criticism, for denunciation or just for the freedom and beauty of creating and donating their works to everyone, as in a perennial and accessible exhibition.
Street art in Rome has been a movement for years now the Capital and now we can follow the interesting evolution thanks to the photographs of Mimmo Frassineti, a photographer who has often been involved in urban art, in his book Street Art in Rome . How does the city change? It is an enchanting journey into the boroughs, suburbs, and abandoned buildings, which are often viewed as the corners of a Roma to avoid.
Thanks to this volume - edited by Alberta Campitelli and published by De Luca Editori - we can follow phases and changes of street art from the beginnings of contestation to the insertion of this contemporary art form into many projects, even of an important level.
Most of the works are located in the peripheral or less central districts of the city. The book guides us within a suggestive journey, in time and space, to the discovery of an unprecedented Rome: boroughs, suburbs, abandoned palaces that are born with a new image.