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CLIENT: LO/A ÉDITION

TITLE: CROSSBOARDING, AN ITALIAN HISTORY OF GRAFFITI WRITING AND STREET ART

DATE: 2014

 

(ABOUT)

The result of a colossal research project by curator Christian Omodeo, co-founder of Le Grand Jeu, “Crossboarding: An Italian Paper History of Graffiti Writing and Street Art” is a journey through an Italy passionate for urban art. From exhibition catalogues to magazines, photo books, and academic papers, the works profiled in the exhibition echo the country’s deep interest in Graffiti Writing, urban writing, Street Art, and “muralism”, starting with Sardinia’s colourful walls. Collecting an ensemble of works published in Italy or by Italians on the subject, the exhibition catalogue is a veritable bible of urban art, presenting 120 publications selected by Christian Omodeo. Each notice is accompanied by photos, a description of the book’s contents, and a bibliographic notation. An exhaustive biblography completes the catalogue, bearing witness to the appearance and expansion of movements, their development towards legitimacy, and their role in the debate around urban art forms. Like its catalogue, the exhibition also celebrates the dynamism of a local scene relatively unknown in France.

 

CREATIVE DIRECTION: F(S)

LAYOUT: F(S)

(TEAM) Maxim Monti

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