Different Might be Everything: street art at Museo Novecento

Different Might be Everything: street art at Museo Novecento

The modern art museum displays street art for the first time.

Wed 17 Jan 2024 11:55 AM

From January 19 to February 18, the loggia on the ground floor of the Museo Novecento sees a large-scale work by artist Kraita317, curated by Sofia Bonacchi and the Street Levels Gallery (via Palazzuolo). The site-specific piece titled ‘Different Might be Everything‘ is the first work of street art to be displayed in the gallery dedicated to modern art.

The title stems from Maurizio Nannucci‘s 1988 work Everything Might Be Different, exhibited in the museum’s cloister. Reversing the words is a gesture towards the still-controversial artistic movement of street art and the fact that it is very much alive, as demonstrated by the ever-active Street Levels Gallery.

The walls of the internal loggia on the ground floor have been transformed by essential shapes and primary colours, creating stark contrast with the centuries-old frescoes on-site. The artist, who is well-known in the Florentine urban artistic movement, is an active member of the Romanian ANS crew, having left his hometown of Brașov in 2018 to move to Florence.

ph. Leonardo Chiarabini Different Might Be Everything Kraita317, Street Levels Gallery Courtesy of Museo Novecento, Firenze
ph. Leonardo Chiarabini

Deputy mayor and councillor for culture, Alessia Bettini, and councillor for welfare and education, Sara Funaro, commented, “It’s a courageous artistic statement that challenges the traditional boundaries of art and the cultural context, transforming the urban space into a dynamic and inclusive stage and marking a new step towards the convergence of different artistic expressions. It’s an opportunity to underline the desire to embrace the vitality of street art, bringing it from the urban environment to museum spaces in a significant evolution that amplifies the dialogue with this artistic movement.”

Museo Novecento can be visited from 11am to 8pm daily. Closed on Thursdays.

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