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Hobo, aperò ‘Art’ al Pigneto

Mostre, rassegne, libri e aperitivi con un occhio alla situazione internazionale

Libreria musicale, caffetteria, gastronomia. (Auto)definizione già bella ampia. Ma l’Hobo è anche di più. E’ un posto dove si discute, si fanno mostre, si partecipa a rassegne, si presentato libri, si privilegiano prodotti bio e naturali e (ultima tendenza del berebene qui al volo fatta propria) si equiparano senza apartheid gastro-culturali vino e birra buoni. All’aperitivo, che costa 6 euro, c’è scelta appunto tra calice eno o zimo. Su cui si tampona con couscous di verdure profumato al cardamomo; riso con mele, rape, cocco, basilico e cedro; polpettine di  farro; hummus; panzanella nostrana di buon pane casareccio. Per dirvi  infine come gira qui, è nato anche un riso dedicato (bell’augurio) all’Iran free. Non è detto che all’happy hour (o ex tale) tocchi per forza spegnere il cervello… Antonio Di Martino

Hobo Art Club; Via Ascoli Piceno, 3. Info: 06.64850193

Welcome & Benvenuti!

We are three people dedicated to researching, experimenting and creating our own unique flavors. We use products from local farms and take pride in hand-picking all our ingredients. We offer a vast selection of wine from Italy and  select the best by specializing in cantina’s that are not part of large distribution. This method allows us to bring something special directly from the producer to our customer.

Hobo ArtClub is a Music – Performing Arts Bookshop and Gallery. Our Café is open until 2:00am / 7 days a week.


Francesco Accolla

Founder & Owner, Composer

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Rino Bianchi

Food & Wine Consultant, Photo Journalist

Aimee Jackson

Media & Web Content Manager,  Painter

Hope and Resurrection: A Street Art Reportage

Via Ascoli Piceno 3 (00176)

Il progetto fotografico Hope and Resurrection è nato dalla collaborazione della fotografa e studiosa di storia dell’arte Jessica Stewart, americana, gli street artist Mr. Klevra e Omino71, italiani.

Jessica Stewart, l’occhio fotografico americano “dietro” RomePhotoBlog, e tante interessanti visioni di Roma, di cui vi avevamo parlato la prima volta qualche mese fa, sta cominciando a far parlare di sé anche molto al di là della blogosfera. Sebbene la blogosfera, ormai, abbracci i campi più distanti del sapere e del fare, e li connetta fra di loro come pochi altri media abbiano mai saputo fare.

Questa volta si tratta di una mostra che l’Hobo ArtClub del Pigneto (Via Ascoli Piceno 3) ha voluto farle dedicare alla street art.

In collaborazione con gli italiani Mr. Klevra e Omino71, Jessica (che, prima di essere una fotografa, è una , di studiosa di storia dell’arte) ha dato vita a un progetto di reportage urbano, di riscoperta di spazi, di riappropriazione di significati e di reinvenzione del rapporto fra sacro e profano.

“Hope and Resurrection” è una brillante operazione di “stickering sacro”, ad opera dei due street artisti, che hanno collocato adesivi con l’effige di una Madonna con bambino nei luoghi che, per mesi, Jessica aveva studiato. In una sola sessione di un giorno di lavoro, successivamente, Jessica ha fermato sulla pellicola virtuale le forme e le reazioni che questa intrusione nel tessuto urbano prendeva e suscitava.

vernissage: 11 settembre 2009. ore 20
autori: Mr. Klevra, Omino71, Jessica Stewart
genere: fotografia, arte contemporanea, collettiva

Photoblogger Jessica Stewart captures Rome’s best street art. Jessica’s work will be featured @ Hobo ArtClub September 11-25.

Photos of Rome’s street artists

Creative expression in Rome isn’t limited to museums and churches. It’s out in the open, if you know what to look for and where. We sent photoblogger Jessica Stewart out to capture street art’s various incarnations—stencils, graffiti, chalk drawings, even break-dancing. Check out the results in our slide show.

Stewart moved to Rome four years ago, after completing degrees in art history and Renaissance studies, and began posting at RomePhotoBlog. Her photographs are on display through July 31 at Al Vino Al Vino (via dei Serpenti 19) and will be included in a show at Hobo Art Club (via Ascoli Piceno 3), September 11-25.

I chatted with Stewart over pizza at Il Maratoneta in Rome’s San Lorenzo neighborhood this spring and, more recently, traded emails to get her impressions of the evolving street art scene.

What sparked your interest in street art, and when did you start photographing it?
I’d always noticed stencils and posters around in the city, but my real interest started in February when shooting a series on San Lorenzo for my blog. It’s an area where a lot of street artists work and afterward I noticed it became a strong theme for that shoot. From then I’ve been doing more and have gotten a chance to get to know many of the artists, which makes it all the more interesting.

Where can tourists go to spot street art while in Rome, and what should they be looking for?
All the artists I know are quite respectful of the city, so you won’t be finding anything pasted up on the Colosseum—you need to go a bit off the beaten path. The neighborhoods of Trastevere, Pigneto, and San Lorenzo are all good bets for finding street art. Ostiense has some nice stuff as well, especially near the Garbatella metro station where there are many interesting painted murals, and the Jewish Ghetto has work by Sten and Lex, as well as stencils by the French artists C215.

For tiny touches, check out the backs of street signs and bus stops, where many artists will place small stickers. Just keep your eyes peeled, as once you start looking you’ll find examples everywhere. Now my friends (many of whom have lived here for years or are Romans) are seeing street art everywhere for the first time. It’s been under their nose the whole time, but they hadn’t noticed until someone pointed it out.

How does street art in Rome compare with that of hubs like London, Berlin, or L.A.? What makes it uniquely Roman?

I think that Rome street art is still very unknown, even in the city itself, and hasn’t gotten nearly as commercial as in a lot of cities. A very small number of artists are making a name for themselves internationally already, but most are still emerging, which is really exciting. And I think the city is just starting to come around, with more events being organized and the founding of the gallery MondoPop, which features a lot of street artists, right near the Spanish Steps has brought even more legitimacy to the scene. As far as what makes it very Roman, I think you’ll see a lot of pieces influenced by classic art, religion, and politics.

Rome has centuries worth of masterpieces. How do you think that legacy rubs off on street artists?
The influence is more obvious with some than others. The artist Lucamaleonte studied restoration here in Rome, and his pieces always remind me of the engravings or etchings of Albrecht Durer or Rembrandt. Mr. Klevra and Omino71’s Byzantine-style Madonna and Child icons are other example of pieces that are influenced by the surroundings. But at the same time, I don’t want to say that this is what every artist is looking at. Many, I think, subtly pay homage to Roman history, such as the Hogre stencil that with a date written on a beer bottle gives a nod to Allied bombings here in Rome in the 1940s. More often than not, however, I think people are creating their own styles. Artists have always commented on politics, religion, etc., so I think that isn’t anything new. What I do think is that all the artists respect the city and are striving to express themselves outside of the established norms.

How long has the Rome scene been around, is it changing, and what sort of community is there?
As I understand it, around 2002, a small group began working more on stencils and posters. From there, the movement has grown, and I’m always struck by the diversity and talent I see here. There’s a strong community of artists that has grown up around certain events and locations. The centro sociale Strike near Stazione Tiburtina is one haven, and certainly MondoPop’s exhibits have brought people together, as well as the Stick My World exhibitions (begun by artist Omino71) that have given Roman artists more chances to work together. Some, like Sten, Lex, and Lucamaleonte work in a collective studio, while others often will go out together and paste up posters or work together on pieces.

Do you have a favorite artist?
I don’t really have one absolute favorite, so if you don’t mind, I’ll give you a list of some favorites (in no particular order!). UNO, Hogre, 999, #, Lucamaleonte, Sten and Lex, Mr. Klevra, Omino71, Alice’, Sone, Urka, and [X]. All completely different, but all very interesting and talented in their own ways. Most don’t have websites, but almost everyone has an account on Flickr, which you should be able to find easily.