Street art in Ostia
Give voice to an idea or message. Change faces to neighborhoods, cities and palaces by painting them. It is thanks to its strong communicative and artistic imprint that over the years street art has become a powerful tool for urban regeneration, the suburbs and all those places apparently forgotten and abandoned to their own destiny. The result of an underground culture and a trait d'union between the artist and the city, urban art becomes a strong means of communication that restores their dignity to apparently peripheral and marginal places, reviving and telling stories, theirs.
In Ostia a.Dna collective has given life to a project that sees 10 artists of national and international renown as protagonists to enhance and spread urban art with one goal: to launch a message against violence and gender differences. The project, thanks to the patronage and technical support of the X Municipio, was launched on the occasion of the international day against violence against women. Mirko Pierri and Sonia Di Santo, the creators of the project, invited ten artists to produce ten works, printed and then posted throughout the territory, from Ponente to Levante.
Fifteen total works and 50 posters. Every drawing, painting, stencil communicates an important message: it's time to say no to gender-based violence. Women cannot and must no longer be the object of violence, a fact which unfortunately is now the order of the day on the pages of Italian newspapers. The artists have also emphasized through their works that the barriers dictated by gender differences must also be torn down. Even street art, a sector once dominated by men, is now made fervent and productive by so many rages and women who demonstrate every day that they possess the technical and expressive requisites and valid contents to have their say and establish themselves with authority in this area. So powerful, evocative messages, those that have colored Ostia and that must pass and become 'normality' for the new generations, to ensure that today's girls can be free, strong and independent women tomorrow.
The artists involved in the project are: Alessandra Carloni, Alice Pasquini, Alt 97, Cipstrega, Francesca Protopapa, Nina, Pax Paloscia, Sonno, Veronica Leffe, Yasmine Elgamal.