Cross the Streets: writing and street art in Rome

According to Paulo von Vacano, “The revolution occurs when the street enters the museum and the museum becomes the street”. This concept has certainly guided him in curating the “Cross the Streets” exhibition, at Rome’s MACRO until October 1st: a focus on the role of urban art – from graffiti to murals to street art – in the collective imagination, rising from underground phenomenon to influence in fashion, photography and cinema.

The “Writing in Rome, 1979-2017” section showcases the relationship between the capital city and writing, offering visitors the chance to see works by Lee Quinones and Fab 5 Freddy. “Street Art Stories” is dedicated to the evolution of street art, while “Keith Haring Deleted” centers on photographs documenting the American artist’s 1984 work at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. The exhibition includes a wide range of artists, from Ray Caesar to Chaz Bojourquez, from Lucamaleonte to Sten and Lex. A unique chance for everyone to see forty years of street art, finally inside a museum.



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