Art and Politics: the Streets of Rome (IAI, Italy)

An era in which images, rather than words, are used as vehicles of messages and ideas, street art, which was conceived as a form of protest in the 1960s, is the art form that is most effective in expressing complex content immediately, becoming a workshop for teaching people not only about contemporary culture but also about politics. The ebook and documentaries ‘Art and Politics: The Streets of Rome’, developed by the Istituto Affari Internazionali and Wanderama in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, aim to contextualize the message of Italian street art within a broader political analysis, investigating four major themes: street art and democracy, street art and climate change, street art and gender, street art and identity. The documentaries and the ebook create a blend of aesthetics and logic, of figurative art and words and allow messages taking the form of art or the form of politics to emerge with greater disruptive force.

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