Twenty two street art artists from ten countries were commissioned to spruce up the Tor Marancia district in Rome. It has turned this rather neglected neighborhood into a popular open-air gallery.
Outside the center though, some suburbs are run-down and even dangerous. Efforts to change that include fostering contempary art projects, like street art in the district of Tormarancia.
A giant frieze depicting the history of Rome on the walls lining the River Tiber has been damaged by graffiti writers, to the dismay of its creator, William Kentridge.
Michelangelo's David does not have an earthquake-proof pedestal. While he's still standing, numerous historical treasures in central Italy have been damaged or destroyed by the recent quake.
Renowned South African street art performer Robin Rhode employs his black-and-white paintings to lay down the marker against racial segregation.
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