Giovanna Andreassi

Mural or muralism, if intended as an artistic movement, was born in Mexico in 1910 after the Mexican Revolution and soon spread as a form of protest.

Through very simple and deteriorating techniques, the murals are destined to disappear and leave only a memory in the collective imagination.

The so-called talking walls are fragments of memory that depict both political and social struggles as well as little achievements and victories.

Today, however, murals enhance and furnish urban space, becoming part and parcel of people’s lives and maintain their symbolic value, cultural and social identification unchanged over time. They have become a collective art that daily undergoes and in the same way influences the users’ judgment, until time decides to cancel them.

Traveling, walking through the streets and among people, admiring the vibrant colors of murals, it is difficult not to bring home an emotion, a memory of that place, to capture it by transporting it onto canvas and to give it, perhaps, a new meaning.