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Published on Apr 20, 2016
Opened in Bologna , the exhibition Street Art - Banksy & Co. , a retrospective on art urban history from New York to Italy , from the eighties to the present. After the controversy sparked by the artist Blue decision to cancel its murals in Bologna , March 18 opened Street Art - Banksy & Co. Palazzo Pepoli , historic building of Bologna. Showcasing more than 250 works of street art , a term that encompasses all those artistic forms - from graffiti , known by their creators as writing , the mural - which lie on urban surfaces their living space . For the first time in Italy they are also exhibited 150 works donated by the painter Martin Wong at the New York City Museum in 1994 , which tell of the origins of this art form in the American metropolis of the eighties . Bologna is the capital of the Italian street art and the first major retrospective on the history of this artistic genre in our country could only be held here. The idea of the exhibition came after the "tear-off" and the restoration of eight works of Blue, the most famous street artist Italian, in Bologna, his city. A team of restorers managed to remove the works from the walls that housed without damaging them. According to Fabio Roversi Monaco, president of Genus Bononiae, the company that hosts the exhibition, the works were "in private industries, in the course of final destruction" and "invisible" to the public. Hence the decision to pick them to preserve them, with the consent of the owners of the walls. Three of these works are on display in the exhibition, including the murals twelve meters high, Untitled, 2006.
The intent is to maintain the street art by giving him space inside a museum, so this should be studied and recognized for its important historical role. Because it "poses new questions, difficult and complicated," according to the editor of Street Art - Banksy & Co, Christian Omodeo, to which you are not yet able to answer because "those professors who make courses on street art there are in European universities? There are many museum curators who know the history of these movements? very few "