FLORENCE STREET ART
ART CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
Exhibition of street artists, April 21st – May 1st 2018
Rastriglia Pavilion, Fortezza da Basso, Florence
For the first time an event by Florence Biennale – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, will find space within the program of the International Crafts Exhibition in Florence, from Saturday 21 April to Tuesday 1 May 2018.
This is the project “Florence Street Art – Art Can Change the World” which, in collaboration with Street Levels Gallery, aims to give space and visibility to the young street artists in the city of Florence.
Inside the Rastriglia Pavilion of the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, visitors can admire the works of various Italian and international artists; among these the eclectic Australian Stormie Mills; the painter and designer Diego Gabriele, from Poggibonsi (SI), who has already worked in Italy and abroad; the Romanians Vlad Mititeu (graffiti artist) and Ache 77 (specialized in stencil); the illustrator, painter, storyteller and urban artist Exit Enter, active on the Florentine scene and best known for his figures that play and chase a red balloon on the city walls.
The team of artists includes another Australian, Tim Guider, who won the first prize in the “Installation” category thanks to two light diamonds at the 11th edition of Florence Biennale that stood out at the entrance to the Spadolini Pavilion. Finally, the Brazilian sculptor and painter Melinda Garcia will also exhibit, also awarded during the last edition of “Florence Biennale”.
So much awaited is the Florentine street artist Zed1 – known for his provocative and humorous achievements – who, in addition to exhibiting some of his works, will create four “Second skin” murals on a parallelepiped. The public will be called to “unveil” the second layer of the mural, hour after hour, taking away the paper (also painted) that will temporarily conceal its vision. When even the last piece of paper will be removed, finally it will be possible to admire the paintings on the big solid.