Sunday, May 09, 2010

OUTDOOR vernissage in Garbatella

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Friday evening I went on "OUTDOOR" vernissage, which was held in Palladium Theatre in Garbatella. Garbatella is famous for lotti's (former housing units) and thanks for particular urban planning & architecture in the past 20 years this neighbourhood has transformed from a poor working class district into a in a hip residential area. And no wonder- Garbatella with it's cozy little villas and delifghtful flowery balconies is like a small garden city. Anyway, this is the first street art exhibition on currently occupied public housing in Italy with the aim to show how street art can enhance urban spaces. And let me tell you, I have a big weekness for street art, quality street art ofcourse (read: for street art artists).


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Me and Concetta with all the chit chat got distracted and went on the opposite direction of where the indicated buildings with the art "on" them were. It wasn't hard to mistaken, as many buildings in Garbatella are covered with different decorations and paintings, writings (with strong political messages).

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Writings like "Ti Amo" are as common as pigeons in Rome, this caught my eye for it's colour though.

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All you need is wall... and a permission. It was a great thing that Rome's Municipio gave the permission for such an innovative thing.. I was surprised first when I heard..


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The artists:
STEN & LEX
check out their flickr (click!)
JBROCK
check out he's myspace (click!)
l'ATLAS
check out the homepage (click!)
C215
check out he's myspace (click!)



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I loved the colours!


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And here are the party pictures:

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NB NB NB, as not bad.
And as an artist I mean...

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DJ

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The exhibition is held until 15th of June, if in Rome, make sure you get there!!

info@nufactory.it
+39 3391798650
major details on OUTDOOR website (click!)

PS!

What do you think of street art?
Is it something you think a city needs to refresh it's look?

10 comments:

Kadri-Ann said...

NBNBNB at all! :D cool värk! tahaks näha

Café Naïveté said...

ahhh I love our expression.. remembers me summer, it was all about nb ten o'clock, nb four o'clock..

Kadri-Ann said...

hahaah can't wait to do it again!!!

White rabbit said...

Täielik inspiratsioonipauk! And u look sweet :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Wow, Merilin, this looks and sounds so good! I would so like to attend something like this, especially since I keep hearing about outdoor art festivals in so many parts of the world, but I've never heard about one such here! So glad you got to attend and thanks for sharing pictures too, looks so cool!

Concetta said...

Dear Merilin, post after post I think you have a great blog, and not only because i'm your friend and i'm often in it! ahaha
anyway...you took always amazing pics...and is a pleasure for me to discover Rome with you;)
(and maybe soon discover London!!)
:*

Café Naïveté said...

White Rabbit (katu!) - thanks:)

Julia - Strange that in Moscow there aren't any street art festivals.. I've heard about many goood good writers who are from Moscow, I hope they'll do something eventually, I think street art is kinda the new thing.

Concetta! - welcome on board, I was so happy to read your comment:) It was a great evening and I LOOVEE discovering Rome with you!

x to ya all!

Concetta said...

ahaha! i've learned now to comment the posts XD

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

great photo shooting...these pictures are amazing

Barbara said...

I have always found kinda cool street art!! some cities like Berlin or Rotterdam also leave some spaces for things like that. Very interesting! thanks 4 sharing