Metro Spagna Rome

Image by Giulia Riva

Metro Spagna – Street art in the subway

The street art makeover of Spagna metro station, which happened in 2014, has been realized thanks to the 999Contemporary Art Gallery (the same art gallery behind the Tor Marancia Big City Life street art project) in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Urban Legends’ at MACRO Testaccio. The same artists on show at MACRO were invited to paint a wall inside the underpass leading from Piazza di Spagna to the trains.

My favourite works are the ones by C215, who portrayed the Pope near the ticket booth and one of his signature cats above the main stairway, those by Seth, whose dreamlike characters are plunging their heads into a different world (unfortunately one of his characters was whitewashed after a few months), and by Eron, whose work is based on the perceptive phenomenon of pareidolia, the visual form of apophenia, which is the perception of patterns within random data; here the artist realized rusty humidity spots on the wall, which recall human figures, and to rent / to sell signs.

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Metro Spagna, Rome

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Sun - Thu 05:30 - 23:30, Fri - Sat 05:30 - 01:30
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)