Forgotten urban art project in Rome

Forgotten Project to hold Rome's first Free Art Friday on 17 March.

Four well-known British street artists will participate in the second edition of Forgotten Project, an urban art project dedicated to the forgotten buildings in Rome, running from March to May.

Dan Kitchener, Lucy McLauchlan, My Dog Sighs and Phlegm are the four artists participating in the 2018 edition of Forgotten Project whose themes include: school buildings at risk, hospitals destined to be converted, disused sports facilities, theatres that risk closure.

My Dog Sighs will open this year’s project, working on the surrounding wall of the Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital from 12-18 March.

As a tribute to My Dog Sighs, who is the founder of the international “Free Art Friday” format, Forgotten Project is organising Rome's first Free Art Friday.

The concept behind the movement involves placing art work on the street, generally with a price tag stating “free art, to take home and enjoy.” In addition to giving artists an “opportunity to create work free from the constraints of commerce”, the initiative also takes the form of a treasure hunt. Rome-based artists can take their works, which can be anything from canvases to sculptures, to the My Dog Sighs mural on the corner between Via Morosini and Via Roma Liberata, at 15.00 on 17 March.

Organisers will then inform artists where they should hide their works, in the area surrounding Piazza S. Cosimato in Trastevere. For details of how to sign-up see Facebook page.

The first edition of Forgotten Project in 2015 saw the participation of five Portuguese street artists. For full details of the second edition of the Forgotten Project see website.