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Jazz Off The Wall Street Art Exhibition by Yuri Catania for Jazz Ascona

Biblioteca - First of Forty Mural planned for the JazzAscona 40 Anniversary

Yuri Catania's public art reaches the shores of Lake Maggiore with an epic exhibition of 40 installations that can be visited outdoors starting June 20, the first day of the JazzAscona festival, and will peak inside the halls of the Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna Ascona with a photographic exhibition titled "Jazz Off The Wall - New Orleans Journey".

This artistic project was created to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of JazzAscona with the broader aim of engaging the community through participation in the artwork alongside the artist, attracting visitors to the Borgo, drawing tourists, and introducing an intergenerational audience to street art.

It took fifteen days of work, and the monumental piece was completed on the façade of the Biblioteca Popolare di Ascona along the lakefront of the Borgo, adorned with over 1000 photographs of flowers and plants glued to the giant photographic portraits of eight renowned musicians, baby dolls, performers, and chefs from the New Orleans art scene. Bringing beauty to city center through gentle street art, therefore with works of ephemeral character, is one of the intrinsic values of Catania's art, which has proven to create a sense of community and bring people back to the streets to stop, observe, marvel, and be amazed at what a work made of paper and glue can do.

The façade of the Library has been covered for over 50%, approximately 60 square meters, with paper for a total artwork size of 7 meters in height by 17 meters in width.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Borgo di Ascona and the Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna Ascona.

With the valuable support of institutional sponsors Ascona Locarno Turismo, Embrace The Culture New Orleans, Ente Regionale per lo Sviluppo Locarnese e Vallemaggia, and technical sponsors: Vinavil Spa and Onys Digital Solutions.

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Biblioteca, the First of Forty Mural in Ascona by Yuri Catania using the technique of paste-up

Be Part of Yuri's Catania Street Art Crew

Participate in Yuri Catania's public installations, where creativity is a collaborative experience. People of all ages are welcome to help bring these artworks to life.

Are you ready to dedicate at least one hour to make a difference?


"Jazz Off the Wall" is a vibrant street art exhibition featuring 40 unique installations located throughout the charming Borgo of Ascona.


To be part of this exciting venture, please send your name and contact to: or register through the JazzAscona form, CLICK HERE You will be contacted with details on when and where volunteer opportunities are available.


Thank you for being a part of Yuri Catania's street art community!

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