After Art Basel in Miami, MTO has travelled back in Europe choosing Gaeta, Italy for the latest edition of the awesome Memorie Urbane Street Art Festival.
The French artist painted a massive 125 m wide piece reflecting the effects of Google and the 404 error.
First Case Of Artistical Censorship By Google Corp.
“In the small city of Gaeta, Italy, a giant 125m(471ft) wide mural by French street artist has been silently censor by Google CORP. Is this the first case of artistic censorship on our good old Google Earth? One thing is for certain, it’s sure to open a huge can of worms, as governments around the world consult their top legal minds and grapple with the indications for freedom of artistic expression. The censorship happens against a backdrop of growing international revolt against Google’s global supremacy in information control. NATO is now thought to be looking at all options to overturn the decision and thereby prevent a massive worldwide protest in the artistic and journalistic worlds.”-MTO
Check it out.
April 15, 2015