Giacomo Abbruzzese, Angelo Milano
2017 / 0:57:00
From 2008 to 2012 Grottaglie, a small town in Apulia, has became one
of the major center for international street art. Artists of the likes
of Blu, Momo, Conor Harrington, EricailCane, Escif e Vhils and many
others, have “invaded” the town with their artworks, often
provocative, redesigning its geography.
It all started from visionary talent of a young guy, Angelo Milano,
who invited artists from all over the world in his small hometown,
Grottaglie. The idea is simple: food and hospitality in exchange for
an artwork on one the city walls.
Without asking permissions nor the approval of local politicians,
self-financed and anarchic, just like real street art requires, FAME
Festival was born and shortly become one of the biggest festival of
street art internationally recognised.
On the strength of the success local government become obliging and
tries to have a role on it, Angelo decided to interrupt it, after
five, intense editions.
Today the Festival is gone, but videos and in the memories of who was
there, is amazing.