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Street Art Lands In Rome With Space Invaders [Exhibit Extended to Jan. 15]

 

Unique trails in the collective space, new signs in the urban landscape, interventions suspended between visibility and anonymity and between real and virtual spaces, icons present in the collective memory and practices of the youngest generations. Invader offers a meaningful and original reading of contemporary culture.

Born in 1969 in Paris, Invader is one of the most important and original international street artists and has exhibited in many prestigious galleries and museums across the world. He is known above all for his public interventions inspired to the Arcade Game Space Invaders, created in 1978 in Japan nad he has just been awarded the 2010 Urban Art Europe Award and the 2010 Street Art Europe Award.

In Rome, the anonymous artist revisits the urban space generating wonder and transforming daily routes into unique journeys. His works will be on display for his first Italian solo show “Roma 2010 and other curiosities” in the Wunderkammern exhibition space until January 15. The exhibition will present various aspect of his work: from the alias replicating the space invaders of Roma to works made with his original RubikCubism technique, by means of the coloured modules of the famous puzzle, representing images extrapolated from the realm of art history or popular culture, along with specific installations and curiosities.
With the invasion of Rome which occurred over the summer, the artist has finally added the Italian capital in the list of the more than forty cities he has invaded so far: from Katmandu to Bangkok, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and above all Paris.

Wunderkammern is at 122-124, Via Gabrio Serbelloni. It is open from 5 pm to 8 pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday: 3pm to 7pm.

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