Next Friday May 20th, Memorie Urbane Festival will be introducing “Memorie Urbane Weeks”, a two-week long intense programme of events that previously has witnessed the creation of over 150 artworks scattered throughout central Italy.
This year’s festival will include works by renowned international street artists such as Alias, David Oliveira, Frederico Draw, Lonac, Louis Masai, Sepe & Chazme, among others, as well as urban interventions across several Italian municipalities like Cassino, Fondi, Formia, Gaeta, Santi Cosma e Damiano, Terracina, Valmontone, and Ventotene.
During “Memorie Urbane Weeks”, from 20 May to 5 June, the Festival will also host numerous activities such as a concert of May 20th with Italian guitar player and composer Paolo Spaccamonti, and a conference titled “Street art at the museum: does institutionalisation help or kill the subversive attitude?” with the curator Christian Domodeo on May 22nd. Bike, walking, and bus tours will also be arranged in order to explore the many artworks spread throughout the different venues. Read the full program here.
Here a few images of the art created so far for this year’s festival:
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