The redevelopment art project Urban Colors has chosen as the location for its latest intervention Trieste, a city historically a meeting place for cultures from all over the Mediterranean and the scene of important events in the history of Italy. The space chosen by Urban Colors is precisely a building that tells a page in the history of the 20th century, particularly that of the fascist regime. Luca Mayr, curator and artistic director of Urban Colors, and Ron Miller, art director of the project, chose to involve 16 artists to give a new face to the former Bank of Naples, now converted into a gymnasium.
The building constructed between 1935 and 1938 and inaugurated by Benito Mussolini is the site chosen for a redevelopment that starts with art, with new energy invading the two thousand square meters of surface area. The construction site to create all the works lasted a month, and on November 25 Urban Colors is ready to present the project to the public.
The artists who collaborated on the project are some of the most recognized names in national and international street art such as Peeta, Ravo, Joys, Ozmo, Rancy, Oger, Amina, Sorte, Stuer, Corvino,
Fosk, Stefano and Mattia Bonora, Samuele Frosio, Ron Miller, and Andrea639. Their works range from geometric shapes to other citations to classical art, but also subjects inspired by symbolism and esotericism.