Street arts volant: in Turin the exhibition of writers, muralists and street artists

The exhibition 'Street arts volant' opens in Turin to celebrate the first year of the Officina della Scrittura - Museum of Sign and Writing.

Officina della Scrittura - Museum of Sign and Writing in Turin celebrates its first year since opening with the exhibition “Street arts volant!”, which opened on October 1, 2017 and runs until January 14, 2018.

The Writing Workshop is the world’s first museum dedicated toSign and bears witness to the evolution of non-oral language. Located on the Road from Bertolla to Abbadia di Stura, 200, the Workshop is the place where everything related to the culture of writing and, more generally , to thehuman sign is narrated and valorized : from cave paintings to the varied forms of contemporary communication.

The exhibition, curated by Ermanno Tedeschi, is a reflection on the different forms of“street art” since the 1980s, with contributions from international artists such as Rammellzee, Chaz Bojorquez, Etnik, Galo and Opiemme.

Street art was initially considered a form of expression bordering on the legal, but, over time, it has been accepted as a widespread art form that best characterizes late 20th century art.

According to Ermanno Tedeschi, "the writer deconstructs language and bends the primary constituents of language to pure iconicity, sometimes going so far as to make the original characters unrecognizable: the Latin motto verba volant, scripta manent is transformed to allude to the ability of artistic expression to mutate words into poetry and hover them in the imagination: street art contrasts the transcendence of the sign with the immanence of writing."

Inaddition to the works on display, visitors will be able to admire a work created ad hoc by the Truly|Urbanartists , live painting created by the students of theAlbertina Academy IDROLAB, and a photographic exhibition that explains how large murals are created around the world and what consequences such works have on the urban context.

The museum can be visited at the following times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 09am-6pm (last entrance at 5pm, with the possibility of guided tours at 11am and 4pm); Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-7pm (last entrance at 6pm), while on Wednesdays the museum remains closed.

Image: one of the rooms of the Museum of Sign and Writing.

Street arts volant: in Turin the exhibition of writers, muralists and street artists
Street arts volant: in Turin the exhibition of writers, muralists and street artists

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