Muro – Urban Art Festival
Considered to be one of the most significant European cities for its graffiti and street art, Lisboa hosts the 2nd edition of “Muro | Urban Art Festival LX_2017”, from May 25th to the 28th.
Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually illegal this artwork is performed outside of the context of traditional art venues.
This form of art has increased its popularity during the graffiti art boom in the early 80s but it continued to be used and developed in the following years.
There are several forms of modern street art, stencil graffiti, wheatpasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture, in the recent years other forms of street art such as video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became more popular.
Street art is often motivated by the artist’s preference to communicate directly with the public, free from perceived restrictions of the formal art world, presenting socially relevant content infused with esthetic value, to draw attention to a cause or as a form of "art provocation".
“Muro – Urban Art Festival” is inspired by the theme “Past and Present -Lisboa Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2017”, brought to us by UCCI – The Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities and the Municipal Council of Lisboa, and it is sure to provide an ideal setting where all are welcome to meet and interact with the artists of those countries that are part of the Ibero-American community, to celebrate urban art in Lisboa.