Project "Urban Visions"
May 25, 2015 – March 6, 2016
The exhibition “Visioni Urbane: Udine per un nuovo modello di arte pubblica (Urban Visions: A New Model for Public Art in Udine) was jointly curated by the Bravi Ragazzi and Macross cultural associationsunder the artistic direction of Vania Gransinigh. Located on the first floor of Casa Cavazzini, the exhibition retraced key stages in the VISIONI URBANE project, using a diverse range of materials, including photographs and videos.
On May 25, the Visioni Urbane project was launched with an artistic residence at Casa Cavazzini. Initiated by Udine City Council and funded by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Regional Authority, this ongoing project aims to enhance urban creativity and bring public art to the city centre and surrounding areas. It envisions a city that is open to renewal, one that has the courage to open up to new forms and modes of artistic expression, particularly those emanating from the younger generation, namely street writing and street art. To this end, the project set out to raise awareness of urban creativity and the evolution of the street writing (graffiti) movement towards forms of artistic expression that seek and foster dialogue with institutions and citizens alike, in turn encouraging the realization of large-scale, site-specific works that are authorized and shared publicly.
Indeed, from its outset, Visioni Urbane sought to promote a participatory approach by directly involving urban artists and local citizens. Taking inspiration from the contexts in which they operated, these young artists set about engaging with the local public and soliciting their ideas through surveys and interviews, the final aim being to produce collaborative street art that incorporated the ideas of the artists with those put forward by local citizens.