Social awarenes has been the main focus of the extended project co-organised by Urbanact and Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. from Dresden in Volos, Greece. Supported by the local Municipality of Volos, this was the second edition of “Urbanartventures” after it was first realized in 2015, in Thessaloniki. “UrbanArtVentures Vol2” focused this time on interventions in the public space exclusively through murals,at 5 locations in the city and with a thematic focus on social issues. The project took off from the 12th and finalised on the 21st of September 2017.
Participating Artists included: APSET / ARTEZ / BIFIDO / BOJAN LACMANOVIC / DREYK THE PIRATE / GIACOMO ZORBA (THE OTHER) / IVESONE / JAMER / JULIETA.XLF / KEZ / MATTIA CAMPO DALL’ORTO / MILICADORDEVIC / NIKOLA MIHAJLOVIC / OXALIEN / PUPET / SIVE / SOKAR UNO / TAXIS / VOLOTOW.819 / WUPER and XOLAKA.
At the 3 & 9 Elementary School of Nea Ionia, Volos. Also refugees from Syria attended this one, painted by Apset, Nikola Mi Hajlovic, Wuper and Bojan Lacmanovic
At the 21st Elementary School of Volos, Artez & Ivesone with Milica Dordevic in the seminars and student participation.
OxAlien at the 1st Gymnasium of Volos.
The Juvenile Education Foundation Kez, Pupet & Giacomo Zorba
On the abandoned Vambakurgia building Dreyk The Pirate and Taxis.
On a private building in Nea Ionia, Xolaka
EEEK in Volos by Jamer, Sive and Sokar Uno.
The main features of the program were the participation of Greek and foreign artists from various European countries, the creation of drafts on the site and their “approval” by the site, operator or owner. The artists came into contact with the history of the city and after talking with the citizens and the workers proceeded to the realization of their works. The frescoes were open to the public who could talk to the artists.
The programme was launched with a visual exhibition of poster works by the artists at the “Giorgio De Chirico” Art Center and closed in the same space with projections of the projects being implemented.
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