Updated: Jun 14
Urban Painting Around the World (UPAW) is coming back to Monaco after the great success of the previous editions. Street Art has become over the years a powerful tool of urban creativity and UPAW has been able to tell it through the works of great artists gathered in Monaco to convey relevant messages focusing on key social and environmental messages. The 2022 edition, held from the 17th until the 20th June 2022 will bring many novelties starting from the location. The evocative Terrasses du Casino de Monte-Carlo will host the four-day art show within a covered structure and hospitality unit to make the experience even more comfortable for the artists and the visitors.
“After a fruitful collaboration with the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), moving to Monte-Carlo Casino is great and we are preparing a program which is up to the task", Alberto Colman, founder of UPAW
“After a fruitful collaboration with the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), moving to Monte-Carlo Casino is great and we are preparing a program which is up to the task”, stressed Alberto Colman, founder of the event during the press conference at the Mairie de Monaco (Salle des Mariages) on the 12th May 2022. “Urban art has a value nowadays and making a targeted kermesse in Monaco about it has been my target since the very beginning, and finally we succeeded!”, he added.UPAW, born under the auspices of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (FPA2) with special regard to H.E. Bernard Fautrier, former Vice-President of FPA2, today reaches a further step. Given its international character, UPAW turns in UPAINT (= You Paint) depicted by a captivating new bird-shaped logo with a direct reference to the natural world.
The 6th edition, under the sign of the new motto “U COME, U SEE, U PAINT”, will be animated by the presence of fourteen artists from different nationalities.
The 6th edition, under the sign of the new motto “U COME, U SEE, U PAINT”, will be animated by the presence of fourteen artists from different nationalities who will create their pieces of art on the site. Alice Pasquini from Rome (Italy); Aura Aerosole & OLDHAUS and Bond Truluv from Germany; Buff Monster from United States, popular for his laughing cakes; Curtis Hylton and Dan Kitchener from UK; Dario Vella from Italy who will create a work in pieces to look at in perspective; Tim Marsh from France; Bordalo II from Portugal, keen on creating masterpieces with waste material; Mr One Teas from Monaco and Pez from Barcelona (Spain), paramount artists of the event; Spok Brillor from Madrid (Spain) who will come back live after his absence at the previous edition due to Covid-19. Last but not least, the most popular American artist, Futura, will make the art show even more intriguing.
All the works realized will be auctioned for the total benefit of the “Human-Wildlife Initiative” by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
All the works realized will be auctioned for the total benefit of the “Human-Wildlife Initiative” by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, a project aimed at protecting wildlife in South-France rural and mountainous areas. “This initiative was launched in 2020 by FPA2 involving different stakeholders in order to improve the relationship between Human Beings and Nature for the benefit of biodiversity”, pointed out Myriam Aarras, project coordinator at FPA2.
In the meanwhile, “Le Junior Challenge” will come back for the second time, giving young talents from Monegasque schools the chance to perform besides the artists in the framework of an exhibition area collecting some of the best “graffiti” of the past UPAW editions, in limited edition and available to purchase.
UPAINT 2022, sponsored by FPA2, Direction des Affaires Culturelles, the Mairie de Monaco and the Grimaldi Forum, will be then the colourful occasion to celebrate the best free-style art in front of a live audience. A great result after these times of social distancing. Do not miss it! ***
Get more information about UPAW & UPAINT: https://www.upaint.art/
Article by Maurice Abbati