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Balduina turns into an open-air museum
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For some years now there has been a worldwide artistic movement that promotes urban art. Because? To give voice to an idea or a message, to surprise and entertain the passers-by, to restore and instil new life to places that have been forgotten, but also to create an art free from the posts imposed by the galleries. So street art continues incessantly to invade the most exhausted urban areas, those sometimes abandoned, where you pass hastily and distractedly and that thanks to a simple idea and use of color are loaded with new meanings, becoming urban spaces that regain new life and meaning above all for those who live in everyday life.

It is with the aim of transforming any place, in passing, a 'non-place' in an open-air museum that art becomes the protagonist and the artists involved are converted into the actors of a process that acts locally for revitalize and make sense of these places. With this principle the idea of ​​the 'ART Project: Monte Ciocci-Monte Mario open-air museum' is born: the Balduina becomes the scenario of a path along the path where the artists who took part in the project intervene with works ranging from abstractionism to superheroes, in which street art becomes an instrument of retraining and inclusion, based on the ancient principle of sharing.

Through this project the creator Cinzia Cuzzola, graduated in the history of contemporary art, decided to give new life to the Monte Ciocci-Monte Mario linear park thanks to the intervention of street art. The project develops along the route of the Linear Park, a well-defined and distinguishable stretch on the territory, with a precise sense of distance that goes from Monte Ciocci to Monte Mario, from the center to the outskirts, to reiterate that art is an inclusive instrument and recovery, which attracts the most distant areas towards the hub of the city.

Starting from the entrance of Via di Valle Aurelia up to the kiosk of Santa Maria della Pietà, the linear park is an important element of rehabilitation and regeneration for the local community; three works have been created: the Balduina station, the Monte Mario winery and Via dell'Acquedotto del Peschiera. The drawings, by Daniele Tozzi, Eliseo Sonnino and Flavio Solo, respectively portray the Pegasus, the well-known mythological horse accompanied by the phrase "the man without imagination has no wings"; continuing we can admire the work of Eliseo Sonnino in the name of abstractionism, to conclude our tour with Solo, who portrayed Batgirl.

In this virtual walk the project wants to promote cultural action as an opportunity for collective growth and improvement of the individual quality of life. The works color a link between past and future, a journey from the center to the outskirts, a real trait d'union in which art becomes an inclusive and recovery tool, which attracts the most distant areas towards the heart of the city. A unique museum where life regains color and develops, contributing positively to increasing the sense of belonging to the community.

- LE OPERE -