5 street artists meet the art of Salvatore Ferragamo kicking off on 16th May / 31st August – Bonito (Avellino, Campania).
Here comes the second edition of Impronte, an event dedicated to street art and inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo, the famous designer and craftsman born in Bonito in 1898.
The works will start on 16th May 2016 and the festival will culminate in August with an exhibition dedicated to the “shoemaker to the stars”, where 5 historical shoes which represent the history of Italian design will be exposed in dialogue with 5 artworks produced by the artists involved in the festival.
The protagonists, as well as Salvatore Ferragamo main figure, will be five street artists among the most interesting on the international scene: Gola Hundun, Millo, Milu Correch, Tellas e Giulio Vesprini.
The idea of Impronte stems from the desire to pay homage to the Bonito designer, celebrating the creativity that has marked his career and his many transversal projects which encompassed fashion, design and art.
We came to the selection of five artists starting from the shapes, the patents and the materials which portrayed Ferragamo’s work over the years: Gola Hundun for his intrinsic investigation in the animal world, Millo for the meticulous black and white and his graphic sign, Milu Correch for the use of floral elements and his work on the woman image, Tellas for the association with nature and Giulio Vesprini for geometries and the wise dosage of colors.
Impronte consists of two phases. The first, from May to August, will regard the realization of five street art interventions in the center of the town. At the end of this first moment, In which street art will become the main protagonist, will start a second part where design will be protagonist with an interesting exhibition where we will expose five historical shoes from Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence. The exhibition will take place in the spaces of the Convento Francescano di Bonito and exposed together with the artworks created by the artists.
These two phases represent the heart of the project that will be enriched by many activities realized together with the community, among them workshops for children and kids, an exhibition of street art, talks and projections.
The leading theme is the “creativity” of Ferragamo as a source of inspiration for artists and as a source of inspiration for self-determination in the realization of personal objectives.
Impronte is a project conceived and realized by Collettivo Boca with the contribution of Museo Salvatore Ferragamo and Comune di Bonito.