Elementi Sotterranei is an international graffiti and street-art festival, that began in 2006 and takes place every year in Gemona del Friuli, a town located in north-eastern Italy.
This town was destroyed by a strong earthquake in 1976, then rebuilt with massive concrete groutings. Those gray walls inspired the "Bravi Ragazzi", a cultural, non-profit association formed by young people.
The Association's aim is promoting the graffiti-writing as a real form of art, enhancing its cultural, social and landscape values.
The Association is also involved in various social activities, and every year it gives the artists a social theme on which to develop their works.
The theme for 2015 is "Energy", intended in its all aspects; technology, consumption, personal/mental energy etc.
Since 2006, more than 140 artists have participated at Elementi Sotterranei, including international graffiti-superstars such as Peeta, Belin, Macs, ECB, and many many others.
Every year the citizens of Gemona happily host the artists in their homes, with a unique spirit of hospitality.
This year Elementi Sotterranei will reach its 10th edition: 60 artists will decorate 2000 square metres of walls in the town. The festival offers a lot of activities around the graffiti; meetings, workshops both for adults and children as well as concerts.
Closing parties are on Friday, June 5th and Saturday, June 6th, featuring General Levy, Raphael, Fleck and many others.
To participate in all the activities is free.
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2015 Guest artists: