Jazz Off The Wall: discover in Ascona the largest open-air exhibition dedicated to jazz



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JazzAscona celebrates its 40-year history with "Jazz Off The Wall", a street art event that will present about forty portraits of artists who have performed in Ascona over the years. These are large to medium sized photographic works curated by Yuri Catania, an Italian-Swiss artist known for his works in extra-large format realized on public and private buildings.

The first artwork, inaugurated in April, was created on the facade of the library Biblioteca Popolare, while the remaining 39 will be created during springtime in characteristic places and to be discovered by walking through the streets of Ascona.

From June 22 until September 1, Jazz Off The Wall will also be featured at the Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna in the form of an interactive exhibition of art installations combining portraits, architectural elements, flowers, sounds and music. A deliberately unfinished work of street art will give the public an opportunity to finish it together with the artist.

Thanks to augmented reality, each work of art comes to life by giving a multisensory experience: through the Artivive app, each installation reveals extra content to be discovered on your smartphone.

Download the Artivive app (free) - Scan the artwork and discover the artist’s message!


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