OSGEMEOS create their first mural in Italy on the outer walls of Pirelli HangarBicocca
From Art Daily
Pirelli HangarBicocca presents the new public mural, Efêmero, ... by OSGEMEOS, who are among the world’s most renowned contemporary artists. This work ... inaugurated on April 20, 2016, is part of the new project “Outside the Cube" which will involve, from 2016 to 2018, innovative new approaches to art in public space and a rich calendar of parallel events. The industrial site of Pirelli HangarBicocca, where in the last century trains were made, has become the ideal setting for the work of OSGEMEOS who transformed the building in a subway car.
The project at Pirelli HangarBicocca delves deeper in to the artist’s unique universe of mysterious symbolism and alternative realities. OSGEMEOS’s works often huge in scale, matched with its distinctive patterns and colour schemes, referencing the natural world and improvisation of São Paulo. The project explores the history and spectacular architectural setting of Pirelli HangarBicocca, using the site as a starting point for an iconic new production that evokes a subway car. The mural has not only been painted on the buildings facade but has been incorporated into the buildings architecture. This is an ongoing theme in the artists work, to create murals that transform the facade of a building into a new structure. The project is accompanied by a limited edition catalogue designed by the artists. The book explores further the artists history of architectural interventions and include images of their works that have repurposed the built environment.
Curated by artist and writer Cedar Lewisohn - who has authored many publications on art, and curated the exhibition “Street Art at Tate Modern” in 2008 - the project by OSGEMEOS will occupy for one year the two outer walls of Pirelli HangarBicocca’s Cubo space, covering a total area of a thousand square meters. It is also visible from the nearby train tracks and from the street.