CATANIA, Italy, December 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Fondazione Terzo Pilastro - Italia e Mediterraneo is pleased to present the work of the Portuguese artist Vhils, donated to the city of Catania, aiming at revitilising the waterfront of the port, and the exhibition "Source Codes - Contemporary Urban Visions", curated by 999Contemporary, at Palazzo Platamone from 17th December 2015.
The biggest gaze on the sea that humanity has ever painted: this is the gift of the Foundation to the city of Catania and the whole of Sicily. The President of the foundation, Emmanuele F.M. Emanuele, strongly advocated it and Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, made it. As tall as a ten-storey building, as wide as a football field: these are the gigantic dimensions of the portrait rising out as a monolith from the water off the port of Catania, painted on eight grain silos in cement.
New aesthetic, stylistic, semantic codes arise from the urban culture of the last thirty years to define a new urban art scene in which art absorbs the wide metropolitan dimensionality fitting into its scale. It's Street Art, which is taking over cities through the extra dimensions of its imagery, imposing with success its popular languages, bringing art into the lives of ordinary people. From the giants of graffiti scene who produced a sort of vibration in the New York of the '80s, to the most important exponents of the new street-art generation: they are for the first time all gathered in a historical, linear, unique narrative - never performed before. Divided into three sections, the SOURCE CODES exhibition shows, for the first time, the works of iconic contemporary artists, gathering them all together: 108, A One, Bo 130, Brad Downey, C215, Crash, Dondi White, Eron, Feitakis, Gaia, Horfee, Inetresni Kazki, Jeff Aerosol, Jenkins, Kool Poor, The Atlas, Matt Small, Moneyless, Peeta, Rammellzee, Seth, Sten-Lex, Toxic, Vhils, and many more.
"I'm very glad to finally bring to Sicily the experience of Street Art, a phenomenon that I could appreciate in my younger years living in Los Angeles and Miami," says the President. "I am particularly proud to combine such an unique exhibition to the "gift" of the artist Vhils, at Catania harbor."
Catania (Italy) - Palazzo Platamone
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 121
17/12/2015 - 18/01/2016