Greg Jager brings a new point of view to Genoa

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25 September 2019

It's called Decostruzione/Ricostruzione, the mural by Greg Jager made in the Certosa district of Genoa, the one most affected by the collapse of the Ponte Morandi.

Despite the fact that a year and a half has gone by, the effects of the collapse of the Ponte Morandi still affect the lives of hundreds of people. In addition to the deaths of 43 people, this unimaginable tragedy has caused the displacement of 566 people, who from one day to the next had to leave the areas closest to the skeleton of the bridge. 

Certosa is certainly the district of Genoa that was most affected by the collapse and it is here that Greg Jager decided to create his work, on the occasion of the project “On the Wall Festival“, curated by Linkinart.  

The work of the Roman artist is called Ricostruzione/Decostruzione (Reconstruction/Deconstruction) and it was realized on the external facade of the middle school Caffaro. It is an anamorphism, i.e. images that are entirely recognizable by looking only from a position, in this case from a precise point on the street. 

The artwork develops by playing with the forms of the school’s structure, covering an area of 600 square meters and was painted with the help of the residents of Certosa.  

“My provocation is to invite the viewer to find a lateral point of view to address the problems not only from a single frontal direction, but also looking for lateral solutions to change things from below. This message is mainly addressed to younger people. We cannot let the superficiality typical of the Italian people allow the classes of the future. It is no coincidence that I chose to work on a school.”

Greg Jager Of The Wall Festival | Collater.al
Greg Jager Of The Wall Festival | Collater.al
Greg Jager Of The Wall Festival | Collater.al
Greg Jager Of The Wall Festival | Collater.al
Greg Jager Of The Wall Festival | Collater.al
Greg Jager Of The Wall Festival | Collater.al

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