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A new street art wall for Cremona

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I am thrilled! Finally, I have the opportunity to participate in an art project in Cremona and develop bonds with other artistic people. Yay !!!!!!!!

The Municipality of Cremona, the Chamber of Commerce, CremonaFiere s.p.A., UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) Action Campaign, the “Andrea Pazienza” Comic Center, the “A. Stradivari “- Art High School, and the Cremonese Building School – CPT will all participate in the creation of a mural in Cremona that will promote and raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.

Together with four other Italian cities, Bari, Rome, Teramo and Prato, Cremona will show the world a beautiful mural that should have taken place already in 2020, but, due to the pandemic, it has been postponed to 2021.

The construction school and other professionals have taken steps to restore the damaged parts of the fence, necessary and preliminary interventions for the realization of the artistic work.

And in the next few days, activities related to the creation of a large decorative artistic mural on the southern fence of the exhibition area (Cremonafiera) of Ca ‘de’ Somenzi will start. The mural will talk about the 17 sustainable development goals assumed by the 2030 Agenda so as to be able to attract visitors to trade fairs or the public of sporting events at the Palazzetto dello Sport but also for those who pass by car on the road.

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The large mural will develop over a length of about 400 linear meters with a height of 3 meters, for a total of almost 1000 square meters using photocatalytic paints which, applied to the external surfaces, help reduce the atmospheric concentration of harmful substances.

The three main artists involved in the project apart from the volunteers like me or students are: Marco Cerioli, Davide Tolasi and Dario Pruonto (aka Mister Caos). They made the sketch, decided on the color palette and are coordinating all the works that will officially start this Monday.

Marco Cerioli, the Cremonese artist who created the murals in Via Vecchia Dogana in Cremona and other street art works all around the city, is part of the artistic collective Orticanoodles. Among the latest creations, the mural dedicated to the ‘Around the world in 50 floors’ for the Allianz headquarters in Milan in the City Life area. Not bad at all!

Davide Tolasi, the teacher at the Free Academy of Fine Arts in Brescia, lives street art. Known to most for large masonry works, such as his graduation thesis The artist crucifix, which represents himself on the cross with the epitaph, tries to educate in street art to be able to avoid perceiving it as vandalism.

And finally, the last part of the trio, Mister Chaos, artist and poet from Milan who writes on the street. It transmits its simple but very powerful messages on the walls of Italian cities. Among other things, he is the author of the intervention on the facade of the Walden literary café in Milan. Street poetry is halfway between the transgression of graffiti and the desire for interconnection of Street Art and the artist says: “I write poetry because I can’t express myself in words”.

I can’t wait to start work and see the work blossom slowly. The inauguration should be scheduled for the end of June!

“The principles of true art are not to portray, but to evoke.” – Jerzy Kosinski

Surely, you will all be amazed once the mural is finished.

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