Public project of Street Art and Urban Art in squares and courtyards around the city of Como. Contemporary artists will invade the city by proposing sculptures and urban installations in interaction with the city public spaces.
StreetScape6 2017 edition will take place from October 14th to November 19th, 2017, and it is conceived as a Public exhibition of Urban Art carried out in squares and courtyards of the city of Como, curated by Chiara Canali and Ivan Quaroni, organised by the “Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli IED Como” (Academy of Fine Arts) and Art Company - Cultural Association, supported by the Municipality of Como - Department for Culture.
The opening of this year edition is on October 14th at 5pm, at the Como Art Gallery (Pinacoteca).
This project aims discovering a new interaction between contemporary art and urban landscape in Como. The city will host, in this occasion, art works, installations and sculptures that mingle with the city architecture.
According to the organizers and curators of the event ,“StreetScape” is to be understood as a true reconfiguration of urban landscape in order to revitalise historical and cultural, architectural and museum heritage of the city through site-specific art works installations. Such art works seem to be designed to enter into a dialogue with the most symbolic places of the city of Como and they have been created specifically to be installed outdoors, that means outside the ordinary artistic circuits.
Every year, renowned and emerging contemporary artists both Italian and international, are invited to implement artistic projects expressly created to interact with squares and courtyards in historic buildings, museums, academies and cultural spaces in the historic Centre of Como. An exhibition itinerary, conceived as a widespread, polycentric exhibition, with Urban art works, installations and sculptures, but also workshops and meetings on topics such as creativity and evolution.
As Michele Viganò, President of the StreetScape Artistic Committee, says: "In times of rapid change, it is not about people who meet art but art that meets people. StreetScape: in Como, art is there for all to see."
The commitment of the Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli – IED Como, which is part of the network IED - Istituto Europeo di Design (European Design Institute), is becoming more and more important. It represents a reality of excellence in the field of Higher Artistic Education both nationally and internationally.
This year Artists and installation locations
Artists and Installations locations
1. ANDREA FIORINO - Serre di Piazza Martinelli
2. DOMENICO PELLEGRINO - Balcony in Via Volpi 1
3. NEI ALBERTì - Portico del Broletto, Piazza Duomo (besides the Cathedral)
4. URBANSOLID - Train Station of Como Nord Lago
5. ICIO BORGHI - Chiostrino Artificio
6. FRANCESCO DILUCA - Internal Courtyard at the Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio
7. CUSUMANO, MORREALE, SOZZI, VIGANO’ - Accademia di Belle Arti Aldo Galli – IED Como
8. WAONE - Affissione Via Castelnuovo
9. FILIPPO BORELLA - Internal Courtyard at the Pinacoteca Civica, Palazzo Volpi
10. ALBERONERO - Internal Courtyard at the Public Library
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