“From Street to Art” it is the first overview of the Italian Street Art told through the work of 10 of the best contemporary artists curated by Simone Pallotta, founder of WALLS, and hosted at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York from June 20 to 20 August 2014.
The exhibition presents for the first time the names that led the street scene in Italy during the last ten years, showing the work and the creative career, authorial and personal: Agostino Iacurci, Aris, BR1, Cyop & Kaf, Dem, Eron, Hitnes, Sten & Lex, Ufo5, 2501.
The purpose is to show the development of a new generation of Italian artists who, while sharing the title of Street Artist thanks to a strong urban presence and to the spatial approach to their work, have dissimilar ways of painting and substantial differences in the contents that express, with balance and maturity, even in galleries. From Street to Art certify the strength of this new generation of contemporary artists who have to be defined as such, regardless of the medium in which they move.
In parallel with the exhibition inside the Italian Cultural Institute of New York we realized two murals interventions with Hitnes, one inside the Institute and one in collaboration with the Exitroom Gallery in Brooklyn, in order to certify the transversality of the exhibiting artists.