Accepted Paper:

Collettivo FX: Italian street artist between provocation, instigation and cultural heritage protection  

Author:

Alice Lugli

Paper short abstract:

Collettivo FX is a street artist that aims to pollute the concrete through painting, stickers and posters billposting. His artistic raids, realized personally by FX or in a collective way, represent a cultural provocation and they are set and regulated on the Article 9 of Italian Constitution.

Paper long abstract:

Born in 2010, "FX" is a collective that aims to pollute the reinforced concrete through painting, stickers and posters billposting. The artistic raids are realized personally by the Collective or in a collective way, that consist in involving many people that act using artistic products made by FX (products that can be requested to the Collective). FX raids are set and regulated on the Article 9 of Italian Constitution: "The Republic promotes culture development and scientific and technological research. It protects the landscape and the artistic and the historical heritage of the Nation". The raids have to follow some rules: not to corrupt artistic or archeological places, buildings or sites; to be realized in public place (not in, or on, private ownership) or place of passage; to be proved and validate through a photo that shows the realized action. The subject made by FX are connected with the local history and with the National and International ones. FX wants to instigate reflection and attention over the current events and denounce disadvantaged situations through the awareness of socio-cultural positive examples. FX incites the citizen (who look and watch his works) to promote themselves culturally and to encourage positive busy. FX provocations cross the world thanks to some brushes, paints (black and white) and a bicycle, three elements that characterize the Collective and that led him to be one of the most provocative street artist in Italy and in the world.

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The provocateur?