Indonesia is a treasure-chest of art forms. With over 17,000 islands, art is the expression of the archipelago’s hundreds of tribal cultures and the result of centuries of trade, exchanges and colonial presence. The diversity of ethnic groups is reflected in the varied linguistic, religious and costume traditions co-existing within the country and art is no exception. Handicrafts, textiles, ceremonial items as well as forms of theatre and traditional dances exalt the influence of traditional cultures in daily life.
Indonesia’s indisputable capital of culture, Yogyakarta is the country’s largest education hub and a thriving cultural centre. Javanese artistic and cultural heritage pervades the city, but its dynamic creative essence can be breathed in the streets too, where artwork on the walls expresses young Indonesian artists’s creativity and transforms the city in an open-air art gallery.
2010 was year Zero. Over 40 national and international artists met up in Torino for the first edition of the PicTurin — Torino Mural Art Festival, one of the main events within the “2010: European Youth Capital” schedule, and amongst the most important international graffiti art events. The city, form downtown to suburbs, was hit […]
Un cantiere. Un parcheggio che diventa platea; spettatori seduti su gradini sporchi e puzzolenti di piscio e avanzi di cibo e in piedi, appollaiati su qualche appoggio, mani in tasca, cappucci e scarpe da ginnastica. Gli spettatori guardano fisso davanti a loro, in alto, sguardo rivolto verso un muro grigio e malandato che piano piano […]