Live performance at Palazzo Blu

Live performance a Palazzo Blu
Live performance a Palazzo Blu
Palazzo Blu
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A calendar of live performances by internationally renowned artists enlivens the exhibition "ATTITUDE | Graffiti writing, Street art, Neo Muralism", currently underway in Pisa at Palazzo Blu until 3 April. The project is curated by Gianguido Grassi, realised by Start - Open you eyes and produced by Fondazione Pisa, under the patronage of Comune of Pisa, Province of Pisa, Tuscany Region, Regional Council of Tuscany, with the support of University of Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Normale Superiore Sant'Anna.

Forty-five personalities and 100 works tell, for the first time in Tuscany in an organic way, about a generation of artists, almost all of them in their forties, who - after having started to express themselves in the streets in an unauthorised way - today work with an accomplished and refined language, in continuity with the breaking and avant-garde art of the 1960s. After the solo show of 108, one of the leading exponents of abstract post-graffiti art, which opened the exhibition last December, Joys, Gaia and 2501 will be the protagonists of three different happenings, during which it will be possible to meet the artists and see them working live on a new work, which will become part of the exhibition. Each of them will also be the protagonist of a temporary solo exhibition within the main exhibition, which will change every month.

The exhibition_ "ATTITUDE| Graffiti writing, Street art, Neo Muralism" brings together the many forms of urban art, from graffiti to abstract art. About a hundred works are on display, all from the artists' archives and important collections. The exhibition starts in the library and continues in the rooms on the fourth floor of Palazzo Blu, recounting the various forms of urban art, from the more rebellious and social soul of writing to the monumental spirit of the most recent institutional manifestations. Moreover, starting this month, the rooms of Palazzo Blu's historical residence will open up to contemporary art, hosting a number of works by the artists of ATTITUDE, in a striking dialogue between ancient art and urban art. 

The calendar_ The first live performance is scheduled for 28-30 January: Joys, an Italian writing legend, whose geometries, developed from research into the aesthetic representation of writing, can now be seen on institutional buildings in Europe, Asia and the United States. A native of Padua, born in 1974, Joys will paint the exhibition entrance panel and the base on which his sculpture on display rests: a dialogue between the second and third dimensions, between painting and sculpture in which to appreciate the potential and the results of the study of the letter by one of the pioneers of writing at an international level.

On 25 February there will be a performance by the Milanese 2501, a great scholar of countercultures: his Macchina, the title of his live intervention, will draw a bridge between the pictorial dimension and that of time, through software capable of translating signs on paper into sound waves in real time.

Finally, from Saturday 26 March to 3 April, it will be the turn of New York street artist Gaia, born Andrew Pisacane, who Forbes has included among the 30 Under 30 who will change the world. The work that Gaia will create live is entitled Tuttomondo, in homage to Haring, the protagonist of an extensive exhibition currently underway at Palazzo Blu. Gaia's personal exhibition will be enriched by another 6 works, one for each continent, to retrace landscapes and cultures encountered: a melting-pot that will in fact close both exhibitions.

The legacy of Keith Haring_ This exhibition project is taking shape at a time when Palazzo Blu is celebrating Keith Haring, one of the fathers of street art who left a significant work in Pisa: the Tuttomondo mural, created in 1989. Many of the artists taking part in "Attitude | Graffiti writing, Street art, Neo Muralism" have painted in Pisa and Tuscany, helping to establish here one of the most disruptive and global cultural phenomena of the last 40 years, capable of influencing the collective imagination and changing the face of our cities: proof of this is the Porta a Mare district, included by Sky Arte in the 20 unmissable places to visit in Italy for its painted walls.

The artists on show_108, 2501, Abbominevole, Aec Interesni Kazki, Alberonero, Aris, Barbieri Francesco, Bartocci Giorgio, Beast, Bosoletti Francisco, C215, Ciredz, Dado, Duke1, Egs, Eron, Etnik, Farao, Gaia, Hitnes, Imos, Joys, Martini Rae, Massimo Sospetto, Moneyless, Moses&Taps, No Curves, Oker, Okuda San Miguel, Ozmo, Pasquini Alice, Peeta, Phase2, Porto, Rough Remi, Run, Rusto, Rusty, Sbam, Shepard Farey- Obey, Soap The wizard, Solomostry, Sten&Lex, Tellas, Zed1, Zedz.

To complete the course of "Attitude | Graffiti writing, Street art, Neo Muralism", a series of signatures from the international urban scene will arrive in Pisa to paint new walls and enrich the heritage of contemporary public works, starting in April.

Attitude | Graffiti writing, Street art, Neo Muralism

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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