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This article has been published in: Ocula 18, Street Art: Iconoclasm and Istitutionalization

author: Francesco Mazzucchelli (Università di Bologna (IT))

Street(icono)clashes. Blu vs. Genus Bononiae: a Case of Urban Iconoclasm

language: italian

publication date: September 2017

abstract: Moving from a perspective of semiotics of culture, the article investigates the events which accompanied Banksy and Co: Art in the Urban Form, the exhibition held in the City Museum of Bologna in May 2016, with a special attention to the reaction of the street artist Blu, who decided to erase all his street artworks in the city of Bologna. “Museum discourse” and “street discourse” are analyzed in a comparative and contrastive perspective, with the aim of understanding the interactions between different “discursive spaces” of the city in relation to diverse valorizations of the expressions of urban creativity.

keywords: street art, blu, #occupymordor, semiotica urbana, patrimonializzazione, iconoclastia, subculture, urban semiotics, heritageisation, iconoclasm

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DOI: 10.12977/ocula75

citation information: Francesco Mazzucchelli, Street(icono)clashes. Blu vs. Genus Bononiae: un caso di iconoclastia urbana, "Ocula", vol.18, n.18, pp.22-42, September 2017. DOI: 10.12977/ocula75


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