November 13, 2010
5 urban painter International, 5 world capital of street art, art drain 20, the iconic-street fashion world’s most famous and an enlightened patron, metroweb, the company that owns the largest network of underground fiber optic in Europe.
After the great success of the first edition, which has seen him smile 32 manholes artist in Tortona, in fact, back in Milan, project “Above the Below – Art Tombini tell the Wired City,” the brainchild of Monica Nascimbeni Metroweb for the Open-air exhibition of art made of cast iron manhole covers (those of fiber-optic network Metroweb places on the sidewalks on either side of the road) that experiences a new language of art and communication.
This time the cut is global: the world capital of public art and graffiti (Milan, Berlin, Paris, London, New York) have been called five great artists of the international street art, invited to create a unique work on several multi-drain, almost a solo each. The art direction is Gisella Borioli, which in recent years has focused on the issue and promote street art as a new form of contemporary art in all respects, in collaboration with Matteo Donini, curator and collector of street art.
Shepard Fairey (New York), Flying Fortress (Berlin), I give (Milan), The London Police (London), Space Invader (Paris) will be on show on the road since Nov. 18, 2010 until December 2011 in Via Montenapoleone, the heart of Milan, in one of the ways symbol of fashion, made in Italy and luxury worldwide, confirming the increased sensitivity also to the world of fashion exit boundaries and classifications and open to contemporary art and design site-specific projects, especially in International.