open call Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, the Billboard, 2019 edition

6 may 2019

The urban art project Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, the Billboard, 2019 edition, is developed under the banner of ‘wandering’, it is a project that wants to enter even more deeply the urban social substrate to incentive the dialog, the contact, the meetings.

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A 6 x 3 metres advertising space in the Bottesini roundabout in Barriera di Milano in Turin, close to the historical neighborhood market of piazza Foroni; six months where such space shall be available to art and creativity; a call that invites the national and international artists to interact with this rectangle and with its reference context.

The  billboard is a space dedicated to the neighborhood of Barriera di Milano, to its history dense with industry and immigration, and to its current community, rich of cultural difference.

The project, devised by Alessandro Bulgini, curated by Christian Caliandro and supported by Associazione Flashback, reached this year its fifth edition and it is marking the approaching steps to flashback
, the ancient and modern art fair this year at Pala Alpitour on October 31 – November 3: a crosswise appointment many people are waiting for, from the inhabitants of the neighborhood to those who enjoy art – both live and through the net.


For the second year in a row, Opera Viva Barriera di Milano intends to create an even stricter link between the artist and the spectator  (be him/her a driver, a passer-by, or a resident) by launching a call that will close on June 16. The artists are called to propose a work related to the topic of the 2019 edition, which is inspired by a science-fiction novel dated 1986, written by the Soviet Union writers Arkadij and Boris Strugackij. The original heading, The weaves that extinguish the wind was first translated into English as The Time Wanderers and then into Italian asI passi del tempo(“The steps of time”). For flashback, this hobos in and of time are The Wanderers.