The second edition of the “URBAN ART UNITES” project was presented today at the residence of the Italian Ambassador to Tehran and featured two talented young artists, the Italian Emmeu and the Iranian Kazz. The project was launched by the Embassy on 26 September last with an exhibition of paintings by Paolo Bordino (artistic name PAO) and the Iranian Mehdi Ghadyanloo; the project is scheduled to last for a year and calls for two street artists, one Italian and one Iranian, to create and exhibit two of their works for two months on the external facade of the Ambassador’s residence, to be then replaced by the work of two other artists.
At the opening event attended by numerous representatives from the Iranian artistic and cultural communities and local residents, Ambassador Perrone said that “the Italian residence in Tehran will feature two new works created together by an Italian artist and an Iranian artist who wished to send a message of peace and friendship through their extraordinary artistic inspiration” .
“URBAN ART UNITES” was established through the cooperation of a number of Iranian art galleries, the Nuova Pesa gallery and the “Kill the Pig” association of Rome and has a twofold objective. It aims at reinforcing cultural ties between Italy and Iran by encouraging creative partnerships and artistic exchange in an area which has strong innovative power in terms of expressive language. It also wishes to enhance social awareness of the importance of art and urban decor to increase the collective wellbeing of urban communities through universally accessible art.