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Blog Interview with MondoPOP in Italy

MondoPOP is an art project motivated by the aim to invade people's everyday life with art. While the MondoPOP Lab works on commissions for Italian and international artists that they represent in Italy, MondoPOP Gallery & Shop showcases art pieces on canvas, toys, sculptures, t-shirts, drawings and posters, as well as many other creations by artists.

MondoPOP is an art project motivated by the aim to invade people’s everyday life with art. While the MondoPOP Lab works on commissions for Italian and international artists that they represent in Italy, MondoPOP Gallery & Shop showcases art pieces on canvas, toys, sculptures, t-shirts, drawings and posters, as well as many other creations by artists. Lomography joins the MondoPOP Gallery & Shop, offering a full assortment of cameras and features. Serena and Giorgia are the gorgeous mistresses of this coloured and crazy shop in the heart of Rome, let them colour our lives with a touch of Pop and happiness

How did the idea of Mondopop come out?

After two years of brainstorming, we decided to create MondoPOP to give to the new forms of contemporary art (such as Urban, Street, Pop surrelism, Pervasive, Low Brow and whatever) a “home” here in Rome. MondoPOP is a place where the new art and young artists from all over the world can find a way of expression.

Very first POP artist you can remember falling in love with?

Keith Haring: the first person to open up the first Pop Shop in history!! He was the prophet of our “Art in everyday life” philosophy.

The most important exhibition you arranged til now

The huge “Urban Superstar Show”, the very first Urban Art exhibition presented in an Iitalian public institution such as the MADRE Museum of Naples, the biggest contemporary art insititution of south Italy. A very hard work but a great satisfaction!

What the Hell is Lomography for you?

Lomography is a way of life: have a full-colour existence, always tell a story, be fast and most of all HAVE FUN AND ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU WANT! Life is the biggest party ever :)

Favourite POP camera?

The Holga CMYK! !Fluorescent colors make it the coolest camera ever!

Lady Gaga said: Pop Music Never Dies. Any statement about Jackos death?

Really? Is he dead? :(

Is POPART dead?

NO!! POPART just evolved into new art forms, always new, always different: urban art, street art, art toys movement, Pop surrealism, pervasive art, skate art …
Everything that speaks to us with “our language”, our everyday language, can be considered Pop Art, and it’s so hard to kill it!

Next big thing in MONDOPOP?

Make people happier through art (in reality our plan is to conquer the entire galaxy with an invasion of art toys and beautiful art, but don’t spread the word!)

Favourite place to eat and/or drink in Rome?

Do you know “ER FILETTARO”? Only fried codfish fillet andfried pumpkin flowers. Very "nourishing"and soooo good! And a very, very picturesque place …
To drink a fantastic cocktail you have to go to “The Brazilian”, in Trastevere: a super long queue ( they give you a number, like at the supermarket!), but your reward is one litre of Caipirinha and Caipiroska made with fresh fruits!! Yummy!

Favourite Disco in Rome?

The MICCA Club!! only 50s and 60s good music, good vibrations! and remeber to dress in your dad’s stretch jeans and your mom’s Beach Boys t-shirt!!

Lomographic wish of the day!

That my last Diana pics will come out with a vignette effect – veeeeeeeeeery Lomography style !

written by lisa-lotte

2 comments

  1. stouf

    stouf

    It's true that the Holga CMYK looks nice ! Nice interview !

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  2. panelomo

    panelomo

    ... will definitely visit mondopop when i go to Rome!

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