La Banca d’Italia colora Catania e con “Banco di vita”, il murale sulla facciata in cemento della Filiale firmato dall’artista romana Chiara Capobianco, contribuisce alla riqualificazione degli spazi urbani e rinnova il dialogo con i cittadini.
La realizzazione del murale si inserisce tra le iniziative di valorizzazione del patrimonio architettonico e artistico compiute dalla Banca d’Italia, anche in un’ottica di responsabilità sociale. Con i suoi colori vivaci, l’opera di street art – e con essa la Banca d’Italia – propongono un segnale di ottimismo e di fiducia, contribuendo alla valorizzazione del quartiere circostante.
L’opera rappresenta uno spaccato di vita culturale e quotidiana catanese incentrato su un’economia di scambio da cui si sviluppa un benessere collettivo tutt’intorno e si radica sotto la benedizione dell’amata patrona Sant’Agata e il buon auspicio dell’iconico” liotro” (l’elefante in siciliano) con l’occhio vigile della Banca d’Italia che protegge e fa prosperare la comunità.
Sul versante basso dell’Etna, il murale rappresenta uno scorcio di vita reale: un centro ricreativo, musica e danze popolari e una tavola all’aperto.
Salendo, entriamo nel cuore pulsante del mercato catanese, tra i giochi di sguardi e le bancarelle commerciali che sono il fulcro vitale della società catanese e, in ultima analisi, dell’Italia intera.
The work represents a glimpse of cultural and daily life in Catania centered on an economy of exchange from which a collective well-being develops all around and takes root under the blessing of the beloved patron saint St. Agata and the good omen of the iconic “liotro” (the elephant in sicilian language) with the watchful eye of the Bank of Italy which protects and makes the community prosper.
By the low side of Volcano Etna, the mural represents a glimpse of real life: a recreational centre, folk music and dances and an open-air table.
Going up, we enter the beating heart of the Catania market, among the games of glances and trading stalls which are the vital fulcrum of Catania society and, ultimately, whole of Italy.
Prosperity is also ensured by the incessant cultural exchan- ge that is repeated from ancient Magna Grecia, represented here symbolically by a philosophical school that questions itself.
A tribute to the traders, artists, students and inhabitants of Catania, to invite everyone to remember the true wealth that the Bank of Italy has safeguarded for years: our culture.
Via Don Luigi Sturzo | Via Sada | Catania (IT)
Capo.Bianco is an Italian artist.
She began her experience as a graphic designer and art director. At the same time she gave life to her personal project under the pseudonym Capo.Bianco, developing various illustrations and paintings with a unique and very recognizable style. Once she understood the potential, she enrolled at the Berlin Artist Institute to study in detail a potential career as an artist which started very quickly in Berlin. She returns to Rome as she was noticed by the legendary temple of Techno music “Goa Club” for the total redesign of the location and communication together.
Subsequently she was called to numerous street art festivals such as: Calle Libre (Spain), IBug Festival (Germany), Super Walls Festival (Italy), Pinta Malasana (Spain) and she wins street art competitions such as: “RetiPiù” (Milan , IT.) and “St( Art)” in Maroggia (Switzerland).
In 2022 she won again the first street art festival ever organized in the city of Rovereto in collaboration with the MART Museum. Then, she began to collaborate with Artrust Gallery in Switzerland, thanks to which she was chosen as the third winner for the competition at the ECSA Group in Balerna.
Capo.Bianco is now officially the first artist ever to work for “Bank of Italy” with a massive mural built on two walls (more than 100 ft. higher) in Catania, Sicily.
Sito dell’Artista Chiara Capobianco
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