23.10.2020 – 10.10 – Trieste gives urban creativity its space, until 31st October. An opportunity to see young street artists at work in an event spread in different parts of the city, thanks to StreeTSart Festival, which was presented yesterday during a press conference held by the Councillor for Youth Policy, Francesca De Santis.
“StreeTSart Festival is the quintessence of how art expressed through murals can lead to real urban regeneration — said Councillor De Santis — this year’s Festival is particularly meaningful because the beautification of our city is a response to the dark periods spent inside our homes, with the hope of being able to return to normality”.
First was the ImmaginAZIONE wall-painting in Borgo San Sergio, created by the artists Sara and Davide Comelli, the new “canvas” of the festival will the perimeter wall of the Grezar stadium in Valmaura where the students of Edilmaster – La Scuola Edile di Trieste, will be engaged in the realization of a site specific intervention; moreover Matteo Rota, a very young artist of the Macross Association, will celebrate on his wall some clichés of “triestinity”, from the capo in b to the refolo di Bora.
Fabrizio Di Luca of the Cadmio Association, on the other hand, will propose an intervention inspired by Zeno’s Conscience, thus continuing his exploration of Trieste’s literature already inaugurated with a spary-painting dedicated to James Joyce’s Ulysses.
The surfaces delimiting the car park of Palazzetto Atleti d’Azzurri d’Italia will be transformed into an enormous open book that will reproduce native fauna and flora thanks to Emanuele Poki.
The long-awaited project by artist Gabriele Bonato who is working on a subject linked to the “rebirth” of Servola and dedicated to the journalist Nadia Toffa is planned as well.
In addition to the artists’ works, it will be possible to follow numerous side events that, online or in presence, will deal with art and urban creativity at 360 degrees.
StreeTSart Festival is part of the project CHROMOPOLIS – The City of the Future, promoted by the Municipality of Trieste and coordinated by the PAG Progetto Area Giovani. Thanks to the weaving and networking of different subjects, the project avails itself of the collaboration of INWARD – National Observatory on Urban Creativity, the Natural History Museum and the Museo Sveviano of the Municipality of Trieste and, last but not least, the contribution of the Pietro Pittini Foundation.
The entire programme, including the numerous side initiatives, can be seen on the following sites