ArtRing is an independent online publication that wants to talk about art and visual culture. We focus primarily on the street art as a movement of the artists to communicate to all the range of people with freedom of speech and expression. Art in general as analysis instrument of our society, culture and traditions that can give us a different point of view of the world than the other ways of expression.
At the end of 2016, Federica Cupelli and Antonella Capano created ArtRing with a mission to share their knowledge and passion about Urban Art to promote and support it. Working as a team of writers, ArtRing launches into as a creative laboratory that generates ideas to connect the audience with art. This space wants also to show the result of a photographic research around the world and give some information about the current street artists offering the chance to localize their artworks to create a global street art map.
ArtRing takes inspiration for the name from Jackson Pollock who started to consider the canvas as a ring, a battlefield between the man and the substance. The canvas becomes, for Pollock, an arena where he transforms the painting in the result of a mental and physical process. He immerses himself in the painting dragging objects from the everyday reality to erase any difference between art and life not using the Renaissance concept of the artwork as a window on the world, but considering the canvas a real space. In this regard we want to consider art as a ring: the square space for encounters and clashes, where everybody can “fistfight” with a too traditional concept of art opposing to the conventions.
“Self-Described and Self-Defined” by Joseph Kosuth @The Berardo Collection, Lisbon