*Lovingly Curated by Jessica Stewart and Rub Kandy
9 maggio 2014 - 15 maggio 2014
Opening May 9 Friday h:18:30 Djs from Cromedrop/Container and Quadraro Basement
VISIVA - La Città dell’Immagine via Assisi 117, Roma
From May 9 to 15 VISIVA exhibition space will host the project 50/50 selected artworks, a collaboration between Jessica Stewart, Rub Kandy, and thirty international street artists. On show will be a diverse selection of art from this loved and talked about phenomena, leaving behind well worn discussions such as its roots from graffiti and hip hop or the longstanding argument of “pure” street work versus what’s “sold” in the gallery. Instead the exhibition takes stock of the current state of street art through the selection of a wide variety of artists, sometimes incongruous in style, yet connected through a common thread of exchange, support, and self-generated collaborations that help define this genre of art - an ethical code that brings artists together in wide-ranging projects.
The artists : Alex Senna (Brazil), Alice Pasquini (Italy), Borondo(Spain), BR1 (Italy) , Cancelletto (Italy) , Cuoghi Corsello (Italy),Diamond (Italy), Elfo (Italy), Eltono (Spain), Evan Roth (USA), Fabio Milito (Italia), Gio Pistone (Italy), Giulio Vesprini (Italy), Hogre(Italy), Hopnn (Italy), Hyuro (Spain), Icks (Italy), JB Rock (Italy),Kristofoletti (USA), LNY (USA), Mateus Bailon (Brazil), MP5 (Italy), Mr. Klevra (Italy), Murphy (Italy), Nemo (Italy), Omino71 (Italy), OX(France), Patrizia Pecorella (Italy), Seacreative (Italy), Stefano Benini (Switzerland), Toni Bruno (Italy), UNO (Italy).
The Curators: Jessica Stewart is an art historian, journalist, and photographer. Since 2009 she has been documenting the street art scene in Rome via her website RomePhotoBlog. Rub Kandy focuses on art and visual communication. In 2011, following the controversy over the installation of a work in iron bearing the inscription "WORK WILL MAKE YOU FREE" on a pedestrian bridge in Rome, he is accused of "dissemination of racist and Nazi ideas [...] " an offense in respect of which he claims innocence. While awaiting trial he began to notice both the insults and support he has received. From this support, in particular that of many artists, the idea of dressing up as an exhibition curator was born as a way to bring together quality artwork and sell them according to the formula 50% Artist, 50% legal fees for Rub. 50/50, in fact.
May 9/15 2014
Opening: May 9 h:18:30
Visiva - La Città dell’Immagine
via Assisi 117, Roma
Mon/Fri - h:11:00/19:00
Sat/Sun by appointment