SerraGlia is the alias of an Italian architect and visual
artist designer based in Helsinki. His work aims to criticize environments, to make people wonder, to make them ask questions and to inspire them to search for meaning by showing alternative viewpoints of the world.
You can find more at www.serraglia.com
“Art is Everywhere” background information:
“Art is Everywhere” born as a street performance made in Florence.
A white canvas with a light grey sentence: “Art is Everywhere” was temporally exhibited in the streets of Florence.
The aim of the project was to create a temporary visual emptiness: a necessary condition to open peoples eyes and attention to see interesting layers of scratches, marks, old posters and historical buildings.
The “Imagined Museum of Contemporary Art” aim to encourage people to be curious and to observe what is around them from a different point of view.
For the first edition, 350 maps were printed and distributed during the Festival “Rotte Metropolitane” (Urban Routes) in Florence. Visitors could pick up the map and seek for “art pieces” listed and experience the city from a different point of view. In reality the “art pieces” listed were aesthetically interesting objects found from the streets and named with an according title. The project had a second edition in Perugia (2009) and a third edition in the city of Helsinki.
“Art is Everywhere” goes on-line. Artworks are here analyzed and classified according to the creative process behind them, partially identified by Bruno Munari in the late 1970s. The aim of this project is to make art more understandable and enjoyable.
“Art is Everywhere: the book” has been published (100 copies). The book explores the hidden meanings (and some forgotten ones) of what it means nowadays to make art.
The first “Art is Everywhere: the Workshop” has been held at Helsinki Summer School. 27 international students from ‘Design and the City‘ course explore the city of Helsinki, highlighting aesthetically interesting objects found from the streets.