Fame: Artist Documentary Series on Street Art Festival in Italy
Why We Recommend it
This newly released Italian documentary tells the story of a public art-making festival known as “Fame”, which was held in a small Italian village between 2008 and 2012.
Co-presented by the Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Foundation and Hong Kong Arts Centre, the documentary Fame will be screened for one night only.
Fame is a documentary film about how a street art festival turned Grottaglie, a sleepy small town in southern Italy, into one of the most important street art hubs in the world. The documentary shows the last moments of unpredictability and vandalism in what was once covert artistic activity before it was turned into sanctioned “street art”.
Founded by Angelo Milano, the festival brought artists from all over the world to Grottaglie, such as Blu, JR, Conor Harrington, Os Gemeos, Momo, Swoon, and Vhils, whose artistic interventions changed the city’s image for its inhabitants and beyond. The festival was stopped by its creator Angelo just as it was reaching the height of success.