The Big City Life project, a participatory public art initiative focusing on urban, cultural and social renewal, which ran from 8 January to 27 February 2015, was inaugurated on 9 March 2015. Twenty artists from different countries created impressive mural paintings on the sides of eleven buildings in the area around number 63 Via di Tor Marancia.

The project was conceived by 999Contemporary, organised by Francesca Mezzano and curated by Stefano S. Antonelli and Gianluca Marziani. It received financial support from the Office for Culture, Creativity, Artistic Promotions and Tourism, the Roma-Arte-Musei Foundation, the 999Contemporary cultural association itself and was shared with the Municipality of Rome’s ATER Office. This is the regional entity falling under the Municipality of Rome, responsible for residential housing. Its objective is to transform the Roman working-class suburb into a public contemporary art district that is unique in the world, by involving the local community, schools and the suburb’s associations in the process.

In the photo above, the mural by DIAMOND (It), Hic sunt adamantes, 2015.

PHILIPPE BAUDELOCQUE (Fr) Humanity constellation, 2015

PHILIPPE BAUDELOCQUE (Fr), Humanity constellation, 2015

LEK & SOWAT (Fr-USA), Veni, vidi, vinci, 2015

LEK & SOWAT (Fr-USA), Veni, vidi, vinci, 2015

REKA (Aus), Natura morta, 2015

REKA (Aus), Natura morta, 2015

MONEYLESS (It) Il vento, 2015

MONEYLESS (It) Il vento, 2015

MR KLEVRA (It) Santa Maria di Shanghai, 2015

MR KLEVRA (It) Santa Maria di Shanghai, 2015

Gaia, Spettacolo Rinnovamento Maturità

Gaia, Spettacolo Rinnovamento Maturità

Jerico: “Distanza Uomo Natura”

Jerico: “Distanza Uomo Natura”

Matteo Basilè

Matteo Basilè

Clemens Behr

Clemens Behr

Alberonero: “A Carlo Alberto, 93 Toni”

Alberonero: “A Carlo Alberto, 93 Toni”

Domenico Romeo: “Alme Sol Invictus”

Domenico Romeo: “Alme Sol Invictus”

SatOne: “Talking Like A Waterfall”

SatOne: “Talking Like A Waterfall”

Pantonio

Pantonio

Caratoes, Welcome to Shangai

Caratoes, Welcome to Shangai

Danilo Bucchi: “Assolo”

Danilo Bucchi: “Assolo”

SETH (Fr), Il bambino redentore, 2015

SETH (Fr), Il bambino redentore, 2015

JAZ (Arg) Il peso della storia, 2014

JAZ (Arg)
Il peso della storia, 2014