The second edition of the “URBAN ART UNITES” project in Tehran.
The second edition of the “URBAN ART UNITES” project was presented on November 28th, at the residence of the Italian Ambassador in Tehran, which saw two young and talented artists as protagonists: the Italian Emmeu and the Iranian Kazz. Launched by the Embassy on 26 September with the exhibition of paintings by Paolo Bordino (stage name PAO) and the Iranian Mehdi Ghadyanloo, the project - lasting a total of one year - envisages that two street artists, one Italian and one one Iranian, create and exhibit two of their works on the external facade of the Ambassador's residence for two months, which will subsequently be replaced by the creations of two other new artists.
On the occasion of the inaugural event which was attended by numerous exponents of the Iranian artistic and cultural community as well as the local civil society, Ambassador Perrone declared "the Residenza d'Italia in Tehran hosts two new works created together by two artists, one Italian and one Iranian, who wanted to launch a message of peace and friendship through their extraordinary artistic inspiration ”.
“URBAN ART UNITES”, created thanks to the collaboration of some Iranian art galleries, the Nuova Pesa gallery and the “Kill the Pig” association in Rome, pursues a dual objective. On the one hand, to strengthen the cultural ties between Italy and Iran by activating creative collaborations and artistic exchanges in a sector with a strong innovative charge in terms of expressive language. On the other hand, to increase the social awareness of the importance of art and decorum of urban centers, thus increasing - through a universally accessible and usable art - the collective well-being of urban communities.
Source: Embassy of Italy in Tehran